Today is Tuesday, October 17, 2017.
1893 Spring Byington
1905 Jean Arthur
1915 Arthur Miller, playwright (Death of a Salesman, The Crucible)
1919 Rita Hayworth, actress, Alzheimer's victim
1920 Montgomery Clift
1921 Tom Poston
1930 Jimmy Breslin
1938 Robert 'Evel' Knievel, motorcycle daredevil
1938 Evel Knievel
1948 George Wendt
1948 Margot Kidder
1950 Howard Rollins
1971 Chris Kirkpatrick
1492 Columbus sights the isle of San Salvador.
1777 British General John Burgoyne surrenders at Saratoga, NY
1781 Cornwallis defeated at Yorktown.
1919 the Radio Corporation of America (RCA), is created.
1931 Al Capone is sentenced to 11 years in prison for tax evasion.
1933 Albert Einstein arrives in the US, a refugee from Nazi Germany.
1941 1st American destroyer torpedoed in WW II, USS Kearny off Iceland
1973 The Arab oil embargo begins. It will last until March, 1974.
1977 West German commandos storm hijacked Lufthansa plane in Mogadishu Somalia, freeing 86 hostages & kill three of the four hijackers.
1985 Intel 80386DX addresses 4 gigabytes of memory.
1989 Destructive 7.1 earthquake strikes Northern California.
2003 Tappei 101 becomes world's talest building with the addition of a 60m spire.
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