This day in history: Oct. 17

1888

The first National Geographic Magazine issue hit newsstands.

1933

Albert Einstein arrives as a refugee in the United States after fleeing Nazi Germany.

1959

Queen Elizabeth withdraws her racing horse and is fined $140.

1961

Henri Matisse’s “Le Bateau” is displayed upside-down in the Museum of Modern Art for nearly two months, before it was corrected on Dec. 3.

1979

Former President Jimmy Carter signs legislation to create the Department of Education.

1989

A 6.9 magnitude earthquake hit San Francisco, killing 67 people and cancelling the third game of the World Series.

1995

Financial advisor Keith Moore is sentenced to six years in jail for robbing $9 million from Sting of the Police.

2006

The U.S. population reaches 300 million people.

2007

The Dalai Lama is awarded the U.S. Congressional Gold Medal.

2018

Canada becomes the second country after Uruguay to legalize the sale of recreational marijuana.

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