17 October 2021: This day in history

1854: French and British forces bombard Sevastopol for the first time during the Crimean War

1907: Guglielmo Marconi’s company begins the first commercial transatlantic wireless service between Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada and Clifden, Ireland

1943: Burma railway completed, built by Allied POWs and Asian laborers for use of the Japanese army

1973: OPEC oil ministers use oil as an economic weapon in the Arab-Israeli War, mandating a cut in exports and recommending an embargo against unfriendly states

2017: 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


Source: Onthisday.com


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