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Notable Historical Events for July 17th

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

1994Beth Daniel wins LPGA JAL Big Apple Golf Classic

1998Russia buries Tsar Nicholas II & family, 80 years after they died

1989Paul McCartney releases "This One"

1994123rd British Golf Open: Nick Price shoots a 268 at Turnberry Scotland

1936Spanish generals Francisco Franco and Emilio Mola lead a right-wing uprising, starting the Spanish Civil War

200513th ESPY Awards: Lance Armstrong, Annika Sorenstam win

1762Catherine II becomes tsar of Russia upon the murder of Peter III

1971Kathy Whitworth/Judy Kimball wins LPGA Four-Ball Golf Championship

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

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Notable Birthdays on July 17th

1956Bryan Trottier, Val Marie Saskatchewan, NHL Center (NY Islanders)

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

1990Record producer Berry Gordy (60) weds Grace Easton

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

1954Master of quick wit and widely considered one of the best comedians of the modern era Groucho Marx (63) weds actress Eden Hartford (24)

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Notable Deaths on July 17th

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

1918Nicholas II Alexandrovich, last Tsar of Russia, executed at 50

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

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

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

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

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