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Notable Historical Events for March 17th

1658Pro-Charles II plot in England discovered

1973Queen Elizabeth II opens new London Bridge

198370th hat trick in Islander history-Mike Bossy

1917Albert Anastasia is convicted of murdering longshoreman George Turino

1942Gen Doug MacArthur arrives in Australia to become supreme commander

1521Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan reaches the Philippines

1921Lenin proclaims New Economic Politics

1934Dollfuss, Mussolini & Gombos sign Donau Pact (protocols of Rome)

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

1901A showing of seventy-one Vincent van Gogh paintings in Paris, 11 years after his death, creates a sensation.

March 17th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on March 17th

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

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

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

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

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

1967Billy Corgan, American musician (Smashing Pumpkins)

March 17th Birthdays
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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

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

1967Novelist Alice Walker (23) weds civil rights lawyer Melvyn Leventhal in New York City

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

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

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

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

1853Christian Doppler, Austrian physicist, dies at 49

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

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