Selected anniversaries/November 17

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November 17

  • 1839Giuseppe Verdi's first opera Oberto, Conte di San Bonifacio, was first performed at La Scala in Milan.
  • 1871 – The United States' National Rifle Association was first chartered in the state of New York by William Conant Church and George Wood Wingate.
  • 1894H. H. Holmes, one of the first modern serial killers, was arrested in Boston after having killed at least nine people.
  • 1905' – Influenced by the result of the Russo-Japanese War, the Empire of Japan and the Korean Empire signed the Eulsa Treaty (pictured), effectively depriving Korea of its diplomatic sovereignty.
  • 1997 – Sixty-two people were killed by terrorists outside the Deir el-Bahri in Luxor, one of Egypt's top tourist attractions.

Empress Chen Jinfeng (d. 935) Bernard Montgomery (b. 1887) Rosemary Sinclair (b. 1936)

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