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NOVEMBER 17

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Azerbaijan: Day of Renaissance
(Commemorates the beginning of the Topkhana demonstrations: 11/17/1988)
Azerbaijan Soviet Union Trees U.S. Department of State Azerbaijan International
1790 August Möbius (German Mathematician: Namesake of the Möbius Strip) August Möbius Mathematics
1902 Eugene Paul Wigner (Hungarian Physicist: 1963 Nobel Laureate in Physics) Hungarian Scientists & Mathematicians 1963 Nobel Laureate in Physics
1922 Stanley Cohen (New York City-born 1986 Nobel Laureate in Medicine or Physiology) New York City Scientists & Mathematicians 1986 Nobel Laureate in Medicine or Physiology
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1869 After 10 Years of Construction, the 101-mile Long Suez Canal Opens The Suez Canal Rivers and Canals History Channel Library of Congress
1891 Emile Berliner Is Issued a Patent for a Combined Telegraph and Telephone Patents & Trademarks Inventors & Inventions Telegraph Telephone USPTO
1931 The Delta Drilling Company Is Founded in Longview, Texas Texas Business Texas State Historical Association
1938 7.3 Magnitude Earthquake Hits the Alaska Peninsula Alaska Earthquake USGS
1957 The Kaiser Aluminum Plant in Ravenswood, West Virginia Produces Its First Aluminum in the Ohio River Valley WV Aluminum Business West Virginia Archives
1967 U.S. Achieves First Lunar Lift-off with Surveyor 6 Space Exploration Lunar Exploration Historic Firsts NASA
1969 Soviets and U.S. Begin SALT I Negotiations in Helsinki, Finland Soviet Union United States Nuclear Arms Control Cold War History Channel
1970 Soviet Luna 17 Lands Unmanned Vehicle on the Moon, the Lunokhod 1 Soviet Space Program Space Exploration Lunar Exploration New York Times
U.S. Patent Is Issued to Douglas Engelbart for the Computer Mouse Douglas Engelbart History of Computer Technology Patents, Trademarks & Copyrights MIT
1987 7.2 Magnitude Earthquake Hits the Gulf of Alaska Alaska Earthquake USGS
1988 1000s of Azerbaijanis Protest Cutting of Trees in Topkhana State Preserves Azerbaijan Soviet Union Trees Azerbaijan International

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