On This Day: October 17th
This is 290th day of the year and 75 days remain in the year.
Albert Einstein arrived in the United States as a refugee from Nazi Germany.
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.
October 17 BirthdaysMae C. Jemison1956—, physician, astronaut. Birthplace: Decatur, Ala.