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Today’s Historical Events on October 17
Digital Society Day (India) & International Day for the Eradication of poverty.
1831, 17th October: Michael Faraday demonstrated the properties of electromagnetic induction.
1878, 17th October: John A. McDonald was elected Prime Minister of Canada once again after playing the role of opposition in government for five years.
1888, 17th October: Thomas Edison filed a patent for the Optical Phonograph (the first movie).
1933, 17th October: Albert Einstein fled from Nazi Germany to the United States.
1943, 17th October: The Burma Railway (Burma–Thailand Railway) was completed.
1956, 17th October: The first commercial nuclear power plant was officially opened in England.
1966, 17th October: Botswana and Lesotho joined the United Nations.
1979, 17th October: Mother Teresa was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
1998, 17th October: Awarded United Nations Prize to Fatima B. for setting up a model social service project in Andhra Pradesh.
2003, 17th October: China succeeded in sending humans to space as Asia’s first in space and third country after Russia.
17 October in Indian History – Famous Birthdays & Birth Anniversaries on October 17
1480: Ferdinand Magellan, a Portuguese explorer in the service of Spain.
1817: Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, an Indian educator, social reformer and philosopher.
1892: R. K. Shanmukham Chetty, Indian businessman, and politician.
1930: Robert Atkins, creator of the Atkins.
1947: Simmi Garewal, Indian film actress, producer, director.
1955: Smita Patil, Indian actress.
1965: Arvind DeSilva, Sri Lankan cricketer.
1970: Anil Kumble, Indian cricketer.
1992: Keerthy Suresh, Indian actress.
17 October in Indian History – Death Anniversaries of famous people on October 17
1887: Gustav Kirchhoff, German physicist.
1890: Lalon, Bengali philosopher, and mystic.
1906: Swami Ramtirtha, World-renowned Indian philosopher and poet.
1937: Joseph Bruce Ismay, an English businessman.
1967: Puyi, the last Emperor of China.
1981: Kannadasan, Indian writer, poet, and lyricist.
2008: Ben Weider, co-founder of the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness.