On October 17th in 1931, Al Capone, one of the most notorious criminals in American history, was sent to prison. Al Capone's sentence included an $80,000 fine and 11 years in prison for tax evasion charges.
Other events on October 17th in history:
1968: Olympic gold medalist Tommie Smith and bronze medalist John Carlos are stripped of their medals for their black-fist salute in protest of civil rights in America.
1973: The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countires initiated an embargo against all countries that assisted Israel during the 1973 Yom Kippur War, including the United States.
1980: Queen Elizabeth became member of the British monarchy to make a state visit to the Vatican.
1989: A 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit San Francisco. The aftermath was televised as a result of the World Series game between the San Francisco Giants and the Oakland Athletics.
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