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It happened on a… October 17

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It happened on a… October 17

2018

Canada legalizes the sale of recreational cannabis, the second country after Uruguay.

2000

Patrick Roy (Colorado Avalanche) achieved his 448th victory as a goalie in the NHL. Roy passed Terry Sawchuck to become the record holder for career victories.

1979

Mother Teresa of India was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

1967

Musical “Hair” premieres on Broadway, NYC.

1933

Albert Einstein arrives in US as a refugee from Nazi Germany.

1931

Al Capone was convicted on income tax evasion and was sentenced to 11 years in prison. He was released in 1939.

1888

The first issue of “National Geographic Magazine” was released at newsstands.

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