Skip to main content
You have permission to edit this collection.
Edit
Today in history: Oct. 17
spotlight

Today in history: Oct. 17

  • Updated

An earthquake measuring 6.9 in magnitude struck northern California, killing 63 people and causing $6 billion worth of damage, and more events that happened on this day in history.

Related to this collection

Most Popular

  • Updated

In recent weeks, the nation has lost Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Gale Sayers and Eddie Van Halen, among others. A look at celebrities, leaders and ot…

Get up-to-the-minute news sent straight to your device.

Topics

News Alerts

Badger Sports

Breaking News

Crime

Politics