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Today in History - November 17th
1800 - On this day in history, The United States
Congress held its first session in Washington, DC.
1869 - The Suez Canal opened in Egypt.
1880 - Today in history, the first three British female graduates received their Bachelor of Arts degrees.
1904 - The first underwater submarine journey was taken, from Southampton, England, to the Isle of Wight.
1973 - On this day in history, President Richard Nixon told an Associated Press managing editors meeting "people have got to know whether or not their president is a crook. Well, I'm not a crook."
1988 - Benazir Bhutto became the first woman leader of an Islamic country.
2006 - Sony's PlayStation 3 went on sale in the United States.
SCIENCE, INVENTIONS, PATENTS - Today in History, November 17th
2006 - Official naming of element 111 or Roentgenium (Rg) took place.
2010 - Today in history, researchers trapped 38 anti-hydrogen atoms. It was the first time humans had trapped antimatter.
MUSIC HISTORY - Today in History, November 17th
1888 - Tchaikovsky's 5th Symphony premiered in St Petersburg.
1970 - Today in history, Elton John
recorded a show in New York City which was later released as his 11-17-70 album.
1974 - ABBA began their first tour of Europe. It was also their first tour outside of Sweden.
1980 - On this day in history, John Lennon's album "Double Fantasy" was released.
1998 - Tori Amos released a compilation of her videos, "Tori Amos: The Complete Collection: 1992-1998".
1998 - Garth Brooks released "Garth Brooks: Double Live."
1998 - Today in history, Whitney Houston released "My Love is Your Love."
2003 - Britney Spears became the youngest singer to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS - November 17th
Lee Strasberg 1901
Rock Hudson 1925
Martin Scorsese 1942
Danny DeVito 1944
Lauren Hutton 1944
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio 1958
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