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On November 17
1558 Elizabeth I ascended the English throne upon the death of Queen Mary.
1800 The U.S. Congress held its first session in Washington, DC, in the partially completed Capitol building.
1869 The Suez Canal opened in Egypt, linking the Mediterranean and the Red seas.
1962 Washington's Dulles International Airport was dedicated by President Kennedy.
1968 NBC cut away from the final minutes of a New York Jets-Oakland Raiders game to begin a TV special, "Heidi," on schedule. The Raiders came from behind to beat the Jets 43-32.
1973 President Nixon stated at an Associated Press managing editors meeting in Orlando, FL, "People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook. Well, I'm not a crook."
1979 Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini ordered the release of 13 female and African American hostages being held at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran.
1997 62 people were killed by 6 Islamic militants outside the Temple of Hatshepsut in Luxor, Egypt. The attackers were killed by police.
1997 Mario Lemieux was voted into the NHL Hall of Fame.
2001 "Toys "R" Us Times Square - The Center of the Toy Universe" opened in New York City.


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