On this day: October 17

Published On: Oct 15 2012 05:58:21 PM EDT   Updated On: Oct 17 2014 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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1915: Playwright Arthur Miller, whose plays include "All My Sons," "Death of a Salesman" and "The Crucible," is born in Harlem, New York City. He died of heart failure at age 89 on Feb. 10, 2005.


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