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On This Day…17.11

By ATWadmin On November 17th, 2006

1558 – Elizabeth I succeeds to the English throne.

1800 – The US Congress meets for the first time in Washington DC.

1839 – Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi’s first opera, Oberto, conte di San Bonifacio debuts in Milan. The premiere was held at the Teatro La Scala, where Verdi had first learned his craft from composer and maestro Vincenzo Lavigna.

1955 – Anglesey becomes the first part of the UK to introduce fluoride in tap water.

1970 – Stephanie Rahn gets her picture in a British newspaper – The Sun’s first Page 3 girl.

1997 – Six Britons, including three from one family, are among 61 tourists killed when they are attacked by Muslim terrorists in the Valley of the Queens at Luxor in Egypt.

 

2 Responses to “On This Day…17.11”

  1. 1558 – Elizabeth I succeeds to the English throne – hurrraaaay! Uphill from there

    1970 – Stephanie Rahn gets her picture in a British newspaper – The Sun’s first Page 3 girl -booooo! downhill from there

    (i am kidding)

  2. Alison

    You are just trying to live up to Rotty’s new caricature of you 🙂