October 17th This Day In History

October 17 is the 290th day of the year. There are 75 days remaining until the end of the year.

+ 1814 – Eight people die in the London Beer Flood.

+ 1888 – Thomas Edison files a patent for the Optical Phonograph (the first movie).

+ 1919 – RCA is incorporated as the Radio Corporation of America.

+ 1931 – Al Capone is convicted of income tax evasion.

( Births )

+ 1902 – Irene Ryan, American actress (d. 1973)

+ 1918 – Rita Hayworth, American actress, singer and dancer (d. 1987)

+ 1921 – Tom Poston, American actor and comedian (d. 2007)

+ 1938 – Evel Knievel, American motorcycle rider and stuntman (d. 2007)

+ 1941 – Earl Thomas Conley, American country singer-songwriter and guitarist

+ 1958 – Alan Jackson, American singer-songwriter

+ 1959 – Norm Macdonald, Canadian actor, comedian, producer, and screenwriter

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