Today in World War II History—Oct. 17, 1940 & 1945
80 Years Ago—Oct. 17, 1940: In North Atlantic convoy SC-7, U-boats sink three Allied ships; 20 of 30 ships in the convoy will be lost in three days.
75 Years Ago—Oct. 17, 1945: Former vice president Juan Perón of Argentina is released from prison following demonstrations organized by his future wife, Eva “Evita” Duarte.