Historical Events for 17th November 2018

1842 – Fugitive slave George Latimer captured in Boston
1862 – Confederate Secretary of War George B Randolph resigns
1863 – Abraham Lincoln begins 1st draft of his Gettysburg Address
1956 – USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test
1959 – De Beers firm of South Africa announces synthetic diamond
1968 – Alexandros Panagoulis is condemned to death for attempting to assassinate Greek dictator George Papadopoulos
1984 – Golden State Warrior scores 59 points losing to NJ Nets 124-110
1985 – NBC’s premiere of controversial TV thriller “Hostage Flight”
1991 – Detroit Lion Mike Utley is paralized in a game vs LA Rams
2015 – Actor Charlie Sheen confirms that he is HIV-positive

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