President Nixon declared 'I'm not a crook'

On November 17, 1973, President Richard Nixon defended his actions in the Watergate affair, urging the nation to put Watergate behind it and telling a press conference "I'm not a crook".

Velvet Revolution begins in Czechoslovakia

On November 17, 1989, riot police put down student protests against the communist government in Czechoslovakia. The incident started a series of non-violent protests that finally forced the communists from power two weeks later.



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