Connecticut Post (Sunday)

TODAY IN HISTORY

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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.)

1933

Albert Einstein arrived in the United States as a refugee from Nazi Germany.

1973

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.

1979

Mother Teresa of India was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

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