Historical Events for 17th November 2023

1774 – First City Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry formed at Carpenter’s Hall, Philadelphia, one of the oldest US military units still in service
1929 – Nikolai Bukharin is expelled from the Soviet Politburo amidst a power struggle with Joseph Stalin
1959 – William Shea shows proposed NYC stadium with transparent roof
1973 – Greek regime attacks students with tanks, 100s killed
1980 – WHHM Television in Washington, D.C., becomes the first African-American public-broadcasting television station
1993 – General Sani Abacha leads a military coup against Ernest Shonekan’s transitional administration and returns the Nigerian government to military control
1996 – Time White and T. Assebework discover the first fossils of 2.5 million year old Australopithecus garhi, an ancestor on the human family tree, in Bouri, Middle Awash, Ethiopia
1997 – In Luxor, Egypt, 62 people are killed by 6 Islamic militants outside the Temple of Hatshepsut, known as Luxor massacre (The police then kill the assailants).
2008 – “Twilight”, based on the book by Stephenie Meyer, directed by Catherine Hardwicke, starring Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, premieres in Los Angeles
2018 – Protests across France against rising fuel prices leave 400 injured

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