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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.

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Compleanni : 17 Novembre

Nicolas Appert, Inventore francese (1749)
Bernard Montgomery, Field Marshall inglese (1887)
Douglas Shearer, Sound designer canadese (1899)
Lee Strasberg, Regista americano (1901)
Eugene Wigner, Fisico ungherese americano, Premio Nobel per la Fisica (1902)
Soichiro Honda, Pioniere dell'automobilismo giapponese (1906)
Stanley Cohen, Biochimico americano, premio Nobel per la Medicina (1922)
Rock Hudson, Attore americano (1925)
Fenella Fielding, Attrice inglese (1927)
Toni Sailer, Sciatore austriaco (1935)
Peter Cook, Comico e scrittore inglese (1937)
Martin Scorsese, Regista americano (1942)
Lauren Hutton, Attrice americana (1943)
Danny DeVito, Attore americano (1944)
Roland Joffé, Regista frances inglese (1945)
Nguyen Tan Dung, Primo ministro del Vietnam (1949)
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Attrice americana (1958)
Dylan Walsh, Attore americano (1963)
Susan Rice, Diplomatica americana (1964)
Jeff Buckley, Musicista americano (1966)
Richard Fortus, Musicista americano (Guns N' Roses) (1966)
Sophie Marceau, Attrice francese (1966)
Alexei Urmanov, Pattinatore russo (1973)
Eunice Barber, Atleta francese (1974)
Diane Neal, Attrice americana (1976)
Harry Lloyd, Attore inglese (1983)
Christopher Paolini, Scrittore americano (1983)
Ryan Bradley, Pattinatore americano (1983)

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Jacques François Dugommier, Generale francese (1794)
Catherine II, Imperatrice di tutte le Russie (1796)
Auguste Rodin, Scultore francese (1917)
Mervyn Peake, Scrittore inglese (1968)
Robert Hofstadter, Fisico americano, premio Nobel (1990)
Louis Néel, Fisico francese, Premio Nobel (2000)
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