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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1930: Robert Atkins, the physician and cardiologist who created the Atkins diet, is born in Columbus, Ohio. He died on April 17, 2003, at age 72, nine days after slipping on icy pavement in New York City and suffering severe head trauma.


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