17 November in History : Major Events

1920The U.S has been accused by the Turkish newspapers of spreading “propaganda” against the country. Moreover, American relief workers and preachers were blamed of attempting to start a war between the U.S. and Turkey.
1953A collision between the Italian steamer, Vittoria Claudia and the French ore carrier, The Peroin the English Channel sinks the Vittoria Claudia leading to the death of 20 Italian seamen.
1970The Soviet Union's moon rover, the first roving remote-controlled robot made a landing and rolled over the moon's surface today making it the first robot to do so.
2002A hijacker armed with a penknife tried to hijack a plane that was headed from Israel to Istanbul, Turkey. However in a turn of events he was captured and the plane was landed safely.
2005An item of debatable chemical safety has been passed by the Members of the European Parliament. This is known as the Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals (REACH) law.
2006Play Station 3, Sony’s new console has been released in North America with 14 launch titles.
2007A roadside bomb in Panjawi killed two NATO Canadian soldiers along with an interpreter and injured three more.
2009Somali pirates take over a chemical tanker, the Singapore-operated MV Theresa VIII with 28 North Koreans on board in Seychelles.
2010Germany tightens its security presence at its airports after recognizing "concrete indications" that a terrorist attack is prearranged in the month of November.
2011China's Shenzhou 8 spacecraft which was not operated by any human, successfully completed its mission and made a safe landing on Earth, landing in the Inner Mongolia autonomous region after docking twice with the Tiangong-1orbital laboratory module.

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