17th October

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2000 Hatfield Rail Crash A train derailment at Hatfield kills 4 people.
1997 Che Guevara buried The remains of Che Guevara are laid to rest in his adopted country, Cuba.
1989 Earthquake hits San Francisco An earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco at 5:04 pm, 63 people are killed.
1980 Queen Elizabeth II visits the Vatican Queen Elizabeth II becomes the first British monarch to make a state visit to the Vatican where she meets Pope John Paul II.
1956 Nuclear Power - Calder Hall opened Queen Elizabeth II opens Calder Hall, Britain's first nuclear power station.
1945 Juan Peron leads military coup Colonel Juan Peron leads a military coup and becomes president of Argentina.
1933 Albert Einstein arrives in US Albert Einstein arrives in the United States as a refugee from Nazi Germany.
1931 Al Capone sentenced to 11 years in prison Al Capone is convicted of income tax evasion and sentenced to 11 years in prison.
1918 Rita Hayworth born American actress Rita Hayworth is born as Margarita Carmen Cansino
1915 Arthur Miller is born Playwright Arthur Miller is born in New York City.
1888 Thomas Edison Inventor Thomas Edison files patent on the Optical Phonograph
1860 Golf - Prestwick hosts Open Championship The golf Open Championship is played at the Prestwick Golf Club in Scotland for the first time.
532 Popes Pope Boniface II is born

 

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On This Day - 17th October