October 17 in Pop Culture History
1091 – The London Tornado of 1091 destroyed many buildings, and killed two people.
1860 – First Open (Golf) Championship (referred to in the US as the British Open).
1919 – Radio Corporation of America (RCA) incorporated.
1931 – Al Capone was convicted of income tax evasion.
1956 – The first commercial nuclear power station is officially opened in Sellafield, Cumbria, England.
1956 – Donald Byrne and Bobby Fischer …