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Notable Historical Events for March 17th

1942Gen Doug MacArthur arrives in Australia to become supreme commander

199319th People's Choice Awards: Kevin Costner & Demi Moore win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Tim Allen & Candice Bergen win (TV)

198370th hat trick in Islander history-Mike Bossy

1658Pro-Charles II plot in England discovered

199218th People's Choice Awards: Kevin Costner & Julia Roberts win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Bill Cosby & Candice Bergen win (TV)

1898John Philip Holland achieves successful test runs of the first modern submarine off Staten Island

45 BCIn his last victory, Julius Caesar defeats the Pompeian forces of Titus Labienus and Pompey the Younger in the Battle of Munda.

1908Tommy Burns KOs Jem Roche in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

1921Lenin proclaims New Economic Politics

1973Queen Elizabeth II opens new London Bridge

March 17th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on March 17th

1951Kurt Russell, Springfeild Mass, actor (Thing, Overboard, Mean Seasons)

1914Sammy Baugh, Temple Texas, NFL hall of famer QB (Washington Redskins)

1942John Wayne Gacy, Chicago Illinois, serial killer (32 boys)

1967Billy Corgan, American musician (Smashing Pumpkins)

1919Nat "King" Cole, Montgomery Ala, singer (Unforgettable, Mona Lisa)

1902Bobby Jones Jr, Atlanta Georgia, amateur golfer (Grand Slam 1930)

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Notable Weddings on March 17th

1905Eleanor Roosevelt (20) marries Franklin D. Roosevelt (23) later 32nd US President in New York, & given away by her uncle, 26th President Theodore Roosevelt

1966The Who drummer Keith Moon (19) weds model Kim Kerrigan (18) at Brent Registry Office

1979Actor Kurt Russell (28) weds actress Season Hubley (28)

2001NFL Quarterback Peyton Manning (24) weds Ashley Thompson in Memphis, Tennessee

1944Actor Charlton Heston weds Lydia Clarke

1961Actor Christopher Lee (38) weds actress Gitte Lee (25)

March 17th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on March 17th

1957Ramon Magsaysay, 7th President of the Philippines, dies in a plane crash at 49

1956Irene Joliot-Curie, French physicist, Nobel laureate, dies at 58

180Antonius Marcus Aurelius, Emperor of Rome, dies at 58

1853Christian Doppler, Austrian physicist, dies at 49

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