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THIS DAY IN HISTORY                Sunday, 17 November 2019
 
 

1558
Elizabeth I ascended the English throne upon the death of her half-sister Mary.


  1855
David Livingstone became the first European to see the Victoria Falls in Africa.

  1869
In Egypt, the Suez Canal, stretching 176 km across the Isthmus of Suez, opened to navigation.

 

1921
The Prince of Wales landed in Bombay only to be greeted by a complete hartal.


  1928
Lala Lajpat Rai (b. 1865) succumbed to his injuries sustained during a lathi charge while protesting against the Simon Commission in Lahore.

  1954
King Farouk of Egypt went into exile and General Abdul Gamel Nasser proclaimed himself as head of state.

  1989
Riot police suppressed a peaceful student demonstration in Prague, sparking off the non-violent Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia.

  1989
A non-violent revolution began in Czechoslovakia that saw the overthrow of the communist government.

  1997
Militants killed 62 people, mostly tourists outside the Temple of Hatshepsut, a major tourist spot in Luxor, Egypt.

  2003
The Terminator star, Arnold Schwarzenegger was sworn in as Governor of California.

 

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