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November 17


1800   The first session of Congress is held in the United States Capitol building.

1869   The Suez Canal, linking the Mediterranean Sea with the Red Sea, is inaugurated.

1970   The computer mouse is patented by Douglas Engelbart.

2003   Arnold Schwarzenegger is inaugurated as Governor of California.

Famous Birthdays:

1925   Rock Hudson (Actor)

1942   Martin Scorsese (Movie director)

1944   Danny DeVito (Actor)

1944   Tom Seaver (Baseball player)

1978   Rachel McAdams (Actress)

1978   Reggie Wayne (NFL Football Player)

1980   Isaac Hanson (Singer from Hanson)

1983   Ryan Braun (Baseball player)

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