October 17

1777

British Gen. Burgoyne surrendered in Saratoga, N.Y. during the American Revolution.

1931

Mobster Al Capone was convicted of income tax evasion for which he was sentenced to 11 years in prison.

1933

Albert Einstein arrived in the United States as a refugee from Nazi Germany.

1979

Mother Teresa was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her work with the poor in Calcutta, India.

1989

An earthquake measuring 7.1 in magnitude killed 67 and injured over 3,000 in San Francisco.

2011

Occupy Wall Street, an organized protest in New York's financial district, expands to other cities across the U.S., including Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Occupy Wall Street defines itself as a group of activists who stand against corporate greed, social inequality, and the disproportion between the rich and poor.

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