On this day: October 17

Published: 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.

OTD October 17 - Pope John Paul I
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1912: Albino Luciani, who would go on to become Pope John Paul I in 1978, is born in Forno di Canale (now Canale d'Agordo) in Belluno, a province of the Veneto region in Northern Italy. He died of an apparent heart attack just 33 days into his term as pope, making his reign among the shortest in papal history.

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