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Notable Historical Events for June 17th

1994OJ Simpson doesn't turn himself in on murder charges, LA cops chase his Ford Bronco for 1½ hours, eventually gives up (seen live on TV)

2003Moneyball, a book about the 2003 Oakland Athletics baseball team and GM Billy Beane's sabermetric approach, inspired by Bill James, is published

1967Barbra Streisand: A Happening in Central Park performed

1988Givens' Family reports Mike Tyson beats his wife Robin Givens

1928Amelia Earhart leaves Nfld to become 1st woman (passenger) to fly Atlantic (as a passenger in a plane piloted by Wilmer Stultz)

1788After a lengthy stay in Europe, John Adams and his wife Abigail Adams return to Boston

1954Rocky Marciano beats Ezzard Charles in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

200943rd CMT Music Awards: Taylor Swift & Brad Paisley wins

1462vlad III the Impaler attempts to assassinate Mehmed II (The Night Attack) forcing him to retreat from Wallachia.

1990chris johnson wins LPGA Atlantic City Golf Classic

June 17th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on June 17th

1943Barry Manilow, New York City, American singer/pianist (Mandy, I Write the Songs)

1980Venus Williams, Lynwood California, tennis star

1940George Akerlof, American economist, Nobel laureate

1881Tommy Burns, Hanover Ontario, Canadian boxer

1945Tony Roche, Wagga Wagga Australia, tennis player and coach

1882Igor Stravinsky, Oranienbaum, Russia, composer (Rite of Spring) [OS 05/06]

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Notable Weddings on June 17th

1835Soldier and politician Jefferson Davis (27) weds Sarah Knox Taylor (21) in Louisville, Kentucky

1872Jurist Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr (31) weds childhood friend Fanny Bowditch Dixwell

1962Actor Jack Nicholson (25) weds Sandra Knight (22) in Los Angeles

1924Golfer Bobby Jones (22) weds high school sweetheart Mary Rice Malone (22) in Atlanta, Georgia

1923Chemist Linus Pauling (22) weds Ava Helen Miller

1853Prime Minister of Canada Alexander Mackenzie (31) weds second wife Jane Sym

1977Senator Joseph biden of Delaware (34) weds Jill Jacobs (26) at the Chapel at the United Nations in New York City

2008Ice hockey player star Martin Brodeur (36) weds Genevieve Nault at the Bavaro Princess Resort in the Dominican Republic

1983Singer and actor Glenn Frey (34) weds Janie Beggs

1950US Attorney General robert kennedy (24) weds Ethel Kennedy (25) at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Greenwich, Connecticut

June 17th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on June 17th

2012Rodney King, African American motorist beaten by LA cop, dies at 47

1947Maxwell Perkins, American editor and publisher for Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Thomas Wolfe, dies at 62

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