Es passierte an einem 17 November

1558 : Beginning of the reign of Elizabeth I

On November 17, 1558, at the death of her half-sister Mary, Elizabeth, daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, became Queen of England. She remained queen until her death in 1603. Her reign was marked by religious divisions and conflicts with Catholic countries but also by the beginning of the domination of the English fleet and great explorations.

1796 : End of the Battle of Arcole

On November 17, 1796, the French revolutionary forces led by Napoleon Bonaparte defeated the Austrians at Arcole, near Verona in Italy.

1869 : Opening of the Suez Canal

On November 17, 1869, the Suez Canal, linking the Mediterranean to the Red Sea was opened for traffic. Built by Ferdinand de Lesseps, thousands of forced laborers and European workers with steam machines, it was initially not very wide or very deep. Expansion work were undertaken from 1876 and the channel became a major shipping route.

1997 : Luxor massacre

On November 17, 1997, an attack with automatic weapons was perpetrated by the Islamist organization Al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya on the archaeological site of Deir el-Bahri, outside the temple of Hatshepsut, near Luxor, on the other side of the Nile. 62 people were killed, mostly foreign tourists.

Zitat des Tages : 17 November

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Geburtstage : 17 November

Nicolas Appert, French inventor (1749)
Bernard Montgomery, English field marshall (1887)
Douglas Shearer, Canadian sound designer (1899)
Lee Strasberg, American director (1901)
Eugene Wigner, Hungarian American physicist, Nobel Prize in Physics (1902)
Soichiro Honda, Japanese automobile pioneer (1906)
Stanley Cohen, American biochemist, Nobel Prize in Medicine (1922)
Rock Hudson, American actor (1925)
Fenella Fielding, English actress (1927)
Toni Sailer, Austrian alpine skier (1935)
Peter Cook, English writer and comedian (1937)
Martin Scorsese, American director (1942)
Lauren Hutton, American model and actress (1943)
Danny DeVito, American actor (1944)
Roland Joffé, French English director (1945)
Nguyen Tan Dung, Prime minister of Vietnam (1949)
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, American actress (1958)
Dylan Walsh, American actor (1963)
Susan Rice, American diplomat (1964)
Jeff Buckley, American musician (1966)
Richard Fortus, American musician (Guns N' Roses) (1966)
Sophie Marceau, French actress (1966)
Alexei Urmanov, Russian figure skater (1973)
Eunice Barber, French athlete (1974)
Diane Neal, American actress (1976)
Christopher Paolini, American writer (1983)
Ryan Bradley, American figure skater (1983)
Harry Lloyd, English actor (1983)

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Jacques François Dugommier, French general (1794)
Catherine II, Empress of All the Russias (1796)
Auguste Rodin, French sculptor (1917)
Mervyn Peake, English writer (1968)
Robert Hofstadter, American physicist, Nobel laureate (1990)
Louis Néel, French physicist, Nobel Laureate (2000)
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