Historical Events for 17th November 2021

1659 – Peace of the Pyrenees is signed between France and Spain
1951 – Britain reports development of the world’s first nuclear-powered heating system
1956 – Syracuse fullback Jim Brown, scores NCAA record of 43 pts (vs Colgate)
1967 – Davy Jones of the Monkees opens a boutique, Zilch I, in Greenwich Village, New York
1970 – British newspaper Sun puts 1st pinup girl on page 3 (Stephanie Rahn)
1988 – Neil Simon’s “Rumors” premieres in NYC
1990 – David Crosby breaks his left leg, ankle and shoulder in a motorcycle accident in Los Angeles, CA
2004 – Kmart Corp. announces it is buying Sears, Roebuck and Co. for $11 billion USD and naming the newly merged company Sears Holdings Corporation.
2005 – Italy’s choice of national anthem, Il Canto degli Italiani, becomes official in law for the first time, almost 60 years after it was provisionally chosen following the birth of the republic.
2013 – German Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel wins record 8th consecutive Formula 1 race with victory in United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas

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