TODAY IN HISTORY
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT Oct. 17, 1777
British forces under Gen. John Burgoyne surrendered to American troops in Saratoga, New York, in a turning point of the Revolutionary War.
ALSO ON THIS DATE 1919
Radio Corp. of America was chartered.
Albert Einstein arrived in the United States as a refugee from Nazi Germany.
The TV game show “The Hollywood Squares” premiered on NBC.
Mother Teresa of India was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.