2003 - "The Terminator" actor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, becomes the governor of California.
1998 - Daimler Chrysler begins trading its shares on NYSE.
1969 - The beginning of the SALT I negotiations.
1947 - The Screen Actors Guild implements an anti-Communist loyalty oath.
1856 - The United States establishes Fort Buchanan.
This Day In Business
1970 - A patent is given to Douglas Engelbart for the first computer mouse.
1930 - Musical "Sweet and Low" starring Fannie Brice premieres on Broadway at Chanin's 46th
1869 - Suez Canal opens up (Egypt) connecting the Red Sea with the Mediterranean Sea.
1991 - Tragedy hits NFL: Detroit Lions offensive lineman Mike Utley paralyzed from chest down
November 17th Holiday
International Students' Day - Commemorates the anniversary of Nazi troops storming the University of Prague in 1939 and executing nine students and professors for their protest of Nazi occupation.
Today's Birthday Trivia
His character's popular catchphrase on Family Matters was 'Did I do that?' while pulling up his suspenders. Who is he?
Today's Birthday Horoscope
Learn about people born on this day by reading the November 17 Birthday Horoscope.
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