On this day: October 17

Published On: Oct 15 2012 05:58:21 PM EDT   Updated On: Oct 17 2013 02:00:00 AM EDT

Al Capone is convicted of income tax evasion, "Jailhouse Rock" premieres, the New York World's Fair comes to an end, OPEC begins its oil embargo, and a deadly earthquake hits the San Francisco Bay Area, all on this day.

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1979: Mother Teresa wins the Nobel Peace Prize, "for work undertaken in the struggle to overcome poverty and distress, which also constitutes a threat to peace." She would refuse the conventional ceremonial banquet given to laureates, and ask that the $192,000 in prize money be given to the poor in India.

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