On This Date: October 17th

Mother Teresa of Calcutta (26.8.1919-5.9.1997)...

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On This Date
From the Encyclopedia Britannica

 1979: Featured Event Mother Teresa awarded Nobel Prize
On this day in 1979,
Mother Teresa, founder of a Roman Catholic order of women dedicated to the poor and particularly to the destitute of India, was named the recipient of that year’s Nobel Prizefor Peace.

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1854: British and French troops began the Siege of Sevastopol during the Crimean War.
1777: British General John Burgoyne surrendered his troops following his shocking defeat in the Second Battle of Saratoga.
1707: German Baroque composer Johann Sebastian Bach married his cousin Maria Barbara Bach at Dornheim.
1448 : The last major effort by Crusaders to free the Balkans from Ottoman rule began with the second Battle of Kosovo in Serbia, in which a Hungarian-Walachian army suffered a crushing defeat.
1346: At the Battle of Neville’s Cross, the English defeated the Scots who, as allies of the French, had invaded England in an attempt to distract Edward III from the siege of Calais, France.
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