What we have collected for you is the most significant events and happenings that took place in India and around the world on 17 October. You all must be aware that it is not possible to collect each and every happening of World History of everyday, still safalta team is trying its best to provide all the events that are important regarding competitive exams.

  • US First Lady Nancy Reagan undergoes a modified radical mastectomy in 1987.
  • MLB National League Championship: Atlanta Braves beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 4 games to 3 in 1991.
  • Blue Man Group's 1st performance in New York City in 1991.
  • 1st World Series with non-US team, Toronto loses 3-1 to Braves in 1992.
  • Dottie Mochrie wins LPGA World Championship of Women's Golf in 1993.
  • Beth Daniel wins LPGA World Championships of Women's Golf in 1994.
  • The Dalai Lama receives the United States Congressional Gold Medal in 2007.
  • Chinese spacecraft Shenzhou-11 launched from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in northern China in 2016.
  • Islamic State headquarters Raqqa declared under full control of US-led alliance by Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) spokesman Talal Sello after 4 months of fighting in 2017.
  • Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declares city of Marawi "liberated" from militants in 2017.
  • American short-story writer George Saunders wins the Man Booker Prize for his first novel "Lincoln in the Bardo" in 2017.

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