Historical Events for 17th October 2018

1808 – Political rights of Jews suspended in Duchy of Warsaw
1899 – Sutro railroad sold to Robert F Morrow for $215,000
1907 – Guglielmo Marconi’s company begins the first commercial transatlantic wireless service between Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada and Clifden, Ireland
1916 – Dutch women demonstrate for female suffrage
1974 – NBA New Orleans Jazz begin a 28 game road losing streak
1979 – Pittsburgh Pirates beat Balt Orioles, 4 games to 3 in 76th World Series
1988 – Dallas Green replaces Lou Pinella as manager of NY Yankees
1988 – Traveling Wilburys Volume 1 is released
1991 – News anchor Bree Walker Lampley files an FCC complaint that LA radio KFI-AM personally attacked her by discuss her having a disformed baby
2000 – Train crash at Hatfield, north of London, leading to collapse of Railtrack

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