17 November 2021: This day in history

1558: Elizabeth I aged 25, ascends the English throne upon death of her half sister, Queen “Bloody” Mary

1800: Congress holds its 1st session in Washington, D.C. in an incomplete Capitol Building

1831: Ecuador and Venezuela separated from Greater Colombia

1855: David Livingstone becomes the first European to see Victoria Falls, in what is now Zambia and Zimbabwe

1869: Suez Canal in Egypt opens, linking Mediterranean and Red seas

1922: The last sultan of the Ottoman Empire, Mehmed VI, is expelled to Malta on a British warship

1970: Douglas Engelbart receives the patent for the first computer mouse


Source: Onthisday.com

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