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Notable Historical Events for December 17th

1927Bradman scores 118 on 1st-class cricket debut, 188 mins 8 fours

1941German troops led by Rommel begin retreating in North Africa

1946Bradman & Barnes complete 405 run 5th wkt stand, score 234 ea

1862General Ulysses S. Grant issues order #11, expelling Jews from Tennessee

1903At 10:35 AM, 1st sustained motorized aircraft flight (Orville Wright)

1957The last episode of The Nat King Cole Show airs on NBC due to lack of national sponsorship

1538Pope Paul III excommunicates England's King Henry VIII

1986American mafia hitman Richard Kuklinski is arrested at a roadblock

1865Franz Schubert's "Unfinished Symphony" premieres

1989The longest-running American sitcom the simpsons had its debut.

December 17th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on December 17th

1929William Safire, political columnist (NY Times)/speech writer (Nixon), (d. 2009)

1874William Lyon Mackenzie King, (L), 10th Canadian PM (1921-30, 1935-48)

1975Milla Jovovich, Kiev Ukraine, actress (Return to Blue Lagoon, Chaplin)

1908Willard Frank Libby, Grand Valley Colorado, American chemist (carbon-14 "atomic clock" - Nobel 1960)

December 17th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on December 17th

1918Philippine Senator (and later 2nd President) Manuel L. Quezon (40) weds first cousin Aurora Aragon (30) in Hong Kong

1994Queen of Pop Celine Dion (26) weds her manager Rene Angelil (52) at Notre Dame Basilica in Montreal, Canada

1955Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall (47) weds Cecilia Suyat

1993Tennis star Boris Becker (26) weds designer Barbara Feltus (27)

1994Actress Heather Locklear (33) weds Bon Jovi lead guitarist Richie Sambora (35) at The American Cathedral in Paris, France

1915Journalist Benito Mussolini marries Rachele Guidi in Treviglio Lombardy

December 17th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on December 17th

2011Kim Jong-il, supreme leader of North Korea (DPRK) 1994-2011, dies of a suspected heart attack at 70

2003Otto Graham, NFL Quarterback, dies of a heart aneurysm at 82

December 17th Deaths
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