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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)

1983Ed Warren and Lorraine Warren exorcise a "werewolf demon" from Bill Ramsey, although the lack of photo or video evidence has called this claim into question

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

1970Edwin Land patents Polaroid camera

1984John Turner succeeds Pierre Trudeau as premier of Canada

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)

1930Bradman scores 131 in the 1st Test cricket at Trent Bridge

1944Hitler secretly meets with von Rundstedt in Marjival Soissons

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

June 17th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on June 17th

1881Tommy Burns, Hanover Ontario, Canadian boxer

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

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

1980Venus Williams, Lynwood California, tennis star

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

1940George Akerlof, American economist, Nobel laureate

June 17th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on June 17th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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