November 17 is the 321st day of the year. There are 44 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday (58 in 400 years each) than on Sunday or Monday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Wednesday or Friday (56).
+ 1800 – The United States Congress holds its first session in Washington, D.C.
+ 1894 – H. H. Holmes, one of the first modern serial killers, is arrested in Boston, Massachusetts.
+ 1973 – Watergate scandal: In Orlando, Florida, U.S. President Richard Nixon tells 400 Associated Press managing editors "I am not a crook."
+ 1978 – The Star Wars Holiday Special airs on CBS, receiving negative reception from critics, fans, and even Star Wars creator George Lucas.
+ 1993 – United States House of Representatives passes a resolution to establish the North American Free Trade Agreement.
( Births )
+ 1925 – Rock Hudson, American actor (d. 1985)
+ 1938 – Gordon Lightfoot, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist
+ 1944 – Jim Boeheim, American basketball player and coach