The Star Democrat

TODAY IN HISTORY

- BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Nov. 17, the 321st day of 2021. There are 44 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:

On Nov. 17, 1997, 62 people, most of them foreign tourists, were killed when militants opened fire at the Temple of Hatshepsut (haht-shehp-SOOT’) in Luxor, Egypt; the attackers, who also hacked their victims, were killed by police.

On this date:

In 1558, Elizabeth I acceded to the English throne upon the death of her halfsister, Queen Mary, beginning a 44-year reign.

In 1800, Congress held its first session in the partially completed U.S. Capitol building.

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