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  1. 32 men from the single Kenyan Kalenjin tribe ran under 2:10 in the marathon in October 2011 alone; by comparison only 17 American men had done so in all of history to that point

  2. The Internet movie database (launched in October 17, 1990) was launched before the World Wide Web (December 1990).

  3. Only 17 Americans in history have run a marathon in under 2:10:00. 32 members of the Kalenjin people accomplished that feat in October of 2011 alone.

  4. The British Library has records of what 46,000 people did on 17 October 2006.

  5. On October 17, 2012 Malala came out of her coma in a hospital in Birmingham, England where she had been transported for care.

  6. Kosciuśzko died on October 17, 1817 in Solothurn, Switzerland at the age of seventy-one. His health had been declining for some time, which was aggravated when he fell off a horse days earlier.

  7. On October 17, 1814, a three-story-high vat of beer exploded inside a London brewery and unleashed a tidal wave of porter that killed eight people in the neighboring tenements.

  8. On 17 October 1961 French police and officials intentionally attacked a demonstration causing more than 100 dead and denied till 1998 by French government, known as Paris massacre of 1961

  9. On October 26 2017 a Rolex wristwatch owned by Paul Newman was sold at an auction for $17,752,500

  10. On 17 October 1814 a total of 1,470,000 L of beer gushed into the streets. At least eight people were known to have drowned in the flood or died from injuries. The brewery was eventually taken to court over the accident, but the disaster was ruled to be an Act of God by the judge and jury.

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Between October 26, 2002 and March 1, 2003 Grohl was in the number one spot on the Modern Rock charts for 17 of 18 successive weeks, as a member of three different groups. Nirvana, Foo Fighters & QOTSA

When the Loma Prieta earthquake hit on October 17, 1989, Candlestick Park endured the quake well, and without power the thousands of fans watching Game 3 of The World Series initially had no idea of the catastrophe occurring outside the stadium.

8 people were killed in what became known as the London Beer Flood after 1,470,000 L of beer burst out of brewery and gushed into the streets; 200 years ago today on October 17 1814

That, on October 17, 1814, a beer wave of one million pints flooded London when a huge vat ruptured. It is referred to as the London Beer Flood.

In London, on 17 October 1814, a beer flood killed 8 people and destroyed two homes when many vats ruptured in a brewery, releasing more than 1,470,000 L of beer into the streets.

The London Beer Flood happened on 17 October 1814 at the Meux and Company Brewery, a huge vat containing over 135,000 gallons of beer ruptured, causing other vats in the same building to succumb in a domino effect. As a result, more than 323,000 gallons of beer gushed into the streets.

October 17 is the last day to file your taxes...if you filed for an extension.

The largest mass lynching in American history happened in October 24, 1871 when a mob of around 500 rioters of Whites and Hispanics killed and hanged estimated 17 to 20 Chinese immigrants.

On 17 October 1961 French cops killed 70-200 Algerian demonstrators by drowning them in the Seine or rounding them up and shooting them in the police courtyard.

This Day In History October 17, 2007 U.S. Congressional Gold Medal Awarded

What Important Events Happened October 17?

In London, on October 17 1814, several vats of beer ruptured causing 1,470,000 L of beer to flow through the streets, destroying 2 houses and killing 8 people

Later this year, on October 17, we will be farther in the future from the day in 1985 when Marty McFly travelled back in time, than he was from 1955.

The largest News Paper to ever be printed for one day was the New York Times. It was a Sunday, October 17, 1965. The paper had a total of 15 sections including a total of 946 pages and weighted a whopping 7 1/2 lbs or 3.40 kg.

This Day In History October 17, 2006 US Population hits record number!

The largest parachuting sequential freefall formation (women) was achieved by 117 participants from P3 Skydiving (USA) in Perris, California, USA on 17 October 2014.

All of Wikileak's File Dates Changed to January 1, 1984 on October 17, 2016

Only 17 non-English language songs have hit the top 10 on the U.S. music charts and five of the seventeen happened since October 2012, marking a shift towards globalisation in the U.S.

At least 200 people were killed in Paris on October 17, 1961 when peaceful demonstrators clubbed, beaten, strangled and pushed into the Seine, dead Algerians piled like cordwood. The French government covered up the massacre for years

In October 18, 2011, 18 Tigers, 17 Lions, 8 bears, 3 Cougars,2 Wolves, 1 Baboon, 1 Macaque, and 1 Man were Dead in Ohio.