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Notable Historical Events for July 17th

2013U2 singer Bono is made a Commandeur of the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres

1978NY Yank manager Billy Martin & Reggie Jackson fight in dug out

1994Beth Daniel wins LPGA JAL Big Apple Golf Classic

1983Beth Daniel wins LPGA McDonald's Kids Golf Classic

1926Paavo Nurmi walks world record 4x1500m (16:11.4)

1934Babe Ruth draws his 2,000th base on balls at Cleveland

1945Potsdam Conference (Truman, Stalin, Churchill) holds 1st meeting

1995Forbes Mag announces Bill Gates is the richest man in world ($12.9B)

1717Handel's "Water Music" premieres on the river Thames in London

1974John Lennon is ordered to leave US in 60 days

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Notable Birthdays on July 17th

1899James Cagney, New York City, NY, American actor (Yankee Doodle Dandy)

1917Phyllis Diller, Lima Ohio, comedienne and actress (Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number), (d. 2012)

1947Camilla Parker Bowles (Duchess of Cornwall), London England, wife of Prince Charles

1952David Hasselhoff, Balt Md, actor (Night Rider, Mitch-Baywatch)

1889Erle Stanley Gardner, Malden Mass., US detective writer (Perry Mason), (d. 1970)

1921Toni Stone [Marcenia Lyle Alberga], St. Paul Minnesota, American baseball player (first woman to play in a men's league)

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Notable Weddings on July 17th

1999Academy Award-winning actress Helen Hunt (36) weds "The Simpsons" voice actor Hank Azaria (35) in Los Angeles, California

1999Cricketer Glenn McGrath (29) weds flight attendant Jane Louise Steele

1988NHL ice hockey star player Wayne Gretzky (27) weds actress Janet Jones (27) at St. Joseph's Basilica in Edmonton, Canada

1999Actress Raquel Welch (58) weds Richard Palmer in Beverly Hills, California

1990Record producer Berry Gordy (60) weds Grace Easton

1990Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat (56) weds Suha Tawil (27)

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Notable Deaths on July 17th

1961Ty Cobb, baseball great (Det Tigers), dies of cancer at 74

1959Billie Holiday, jazz singer, dies at Metropolitan Hospital in New York of cirrhosis of the liver at 44

1967John Coltrane, US jazz sax/composer (Round Midnight), dies at 40

2009Walter Cronkite, American broadcast journalist (b. 1916)

1918Anastasia Nikolaevna, daughter of Tsar Nicholas II, executed at 17

1790Adam Smith, Scottish economist and philosopher (b. 1723)

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