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Notable Historical Events for June 17th

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

1992Phila 76ers trade Charles Barkley to Phoenix Suns

1837Charles Goodyear obtains his 1st rubber patent

1967Barbra Streisand: A Happening in Central Park performed

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

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

1990chris johnson wins LPGA Atlantic City Golf Classic

1982US President Reagan 1st UN Gen Assembly address ("evil empire" speech)

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

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)

June 17th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on June 17th

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

1940George Akerlof, American economist, Nobel laureate

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

1881Tommy Burns, Hanover Ontario, Canadian boxer

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

1980Venus Williams, Lynwood California, tennis star

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Notable Weddings on June 17th

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

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

1997Actress and philanthropist Grace Hightower (57) weds actor Robert De Niro (68) at their Marbletown home

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

1923Chemist Linus Pauling (22) weds Ava Helen Miller

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

2006Producer Dick Wolf (59) weds fashion publicist Noelle Lippman

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

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

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

June 17th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on June 17th

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

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

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