This Day in History

Posted: Friday, October 17, 2003

In the nation

• In 1777, British forces surrendered to American troops in Saratoga, N.Y., in a turning point of the Revolutionary War.

• In 1931, mobster Al Capone was convicted of income tax evasion and sentenced to 11 years in prison. He was released in 1939.

• In 1933, Albert Einstein arrived in the United States as a refugee from Nazi Germany.

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