Connecticut Post (Sunday)
TODAY IN HISTORY
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT Oct. 17, 1777
British forces under Gen. John Burgoyne surrendered to American troops in Saratoga, N.Y., in a turning point of the Revolutionary War.
ON THIS DATE 1931
Mobster Al Capone was convicted in Chicago of income tax evasion. (Sentenced to 11 years in prison, Capone was released in 1939.)
Albert Einstein arrived in the United States as a refugee from Nazi Germany.
Arab oil-producing nations announced they would begin cutting back oil exports to Western nations and Japan; the result was a total embargo that lasted until March 1974.
Mother Teresa of India was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.