November 17

1558

Queen Elizabeth I of England ascended to the throne upon the death of her half-sister Queen Mary.

1800

Congress met in Washington, DC, for the first time.

1869

The Suez Canal opened in Egypt.

1917

Sculptor Auguste Rodin died in Meudon, France.

1968

Night of the "Heidi bowl:" NBC switched from football to movie of Heidi. In the missing 42 seconds, the lagging Raiders scored two touchdowns, defeating the Jets.

1973

President Nixon said "I am not a crook."

1989

The beginning of the "Velvet Revolution," which led to the downfall of communism in Czechoslovakia.

2003

Arnold Schwarzenegger was sworn in as governor of California.

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