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Notable Historical Events for January 17th

1997NBA suspends Dennis Rodman indefinitely for kicking cameraman

1998President Clinton faces sexual harrament charges from Paula Jones

1912Robert Scott expedition arrives at South Pole, 1 month after Amundsen

200027th American Music Award: Shania Twain & Will Smith win

1821Mexico permits Moses Austin & 300 US families to settle in Texas, after his death leaves to son Stephen

1987US President Reagan signs secret order permitting covert sale of arms to Iran

19161st PGA Championship: Jim Barnes at Siwanoy CC Bronxville NY

1994Actress Elizabeth Taylor released from the hospital after hip treatment

1914Gerhart Hauptmann's "Der Bogen des Odysseus," premieres in Berlin

1960Mickey Wright wins LPGA Sea Island Women's Golf Invitational

January 17th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on January 17th

1942Muhammad Ali [Cassius Clay], Louisville Kentucky, heavyweight boxing champion (1964-7 74-8)

1929Jacques Plante, Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel, Canadian Ice Hockey goalie (first to wear a goaltender mask)

1980Zooey Deschanel, Los Angeles, California, American actress (Almost Famous)

1882Arnold Rothstein, New York City New York, American gambler and mobster (fixed 1919 World Series)

1871David Beatty, Nantwich, Cheshire, 1st Earl Beatty and British Admiral of the Fleet

1928Vidal Sassoon, London, hair stylist/CEO (Vidal Sasson), (d. 2012)

1706Benjamin Franklin, Boston, Mass, kite flyer/statesman/wit/inventor, (d. 1790)

1899Al Capone, Brooklyn New York, American gangster (Chicago bootlegging)

January 17th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on January 17th

1946Actor John Wayne (38) weds actress Esperanza Baur in Long Beach, California

38 BCRoman Republican Leader Octavian, later Augustus 1st Roman Emperor, marries Livia Drusilla.

1827Religious leader Joseph Smith Jr (21) weds church group movement leader Emma Smith (22) in South Bainbridge, New York

1988Publisher Bob Guccione (57) weds actress Katherine Keeton (48)

January 17th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on January 17th

1927Juliette Gordon Low, American founder of the Girl Scouts of the USA, dies of breast cancer at 66

1893Rutherford B. Hayes, 19th US Pres (1877-81), dies of a heart attack at 70

2008Bobby Fischer, American chess player (b. 1943)

1891George Bancroft, American historian and father of U.S. History, dies at 90

January 17th Deaths
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