On October 17, 1973, the Organization of Arab
Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC) launched an oil embargo
against western countries in attempt to end support for Israel
during the Yom Kippur War.
Read a personal account of the 1973 oil embargo by Saudi Arabia's former oil minister.
On October 17, 1977, President Jimmy Carter signed
retroactively restoring the US citizenship of Jefferson
Davis, former President of the Confederate States of
America, US Senator from Mississippi and US Secretary of War in the
administration of President Franklin Pierce.