October 17: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History


(October 17, 1907)
The first commercial transatlantic wireless service is established by Marconi. photo source:

(October 17, 1969)
The Nativity with St. Francis and St. Lawrence by Caravaggio has been stolen from Palermo's Oratory of Saint Lawrence. photo source:

(October 17, 1979)
Mother Teresa, the founder of a Roman Catholic order of women committed to the underprivileged, notably the destitute of India, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on this day in 1979. photo source:

(Died on October 17, 2017)
Gord Downie, Canadian musician (b. 1964).

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