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Notable Historical Events for March 17th

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

1932German police raid Hitler's Nazi headquarter

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

1942Gen Doug MacArthur arrives in Australia to become supreme commander

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

1921Lenin proclaims New Economic Politics

1931Stalin throws Krupskaya Lenin out of Central Committee

1955After Maurice Richard is suspended for the remainder of the season, riots break out in Montreal. 37 people are injured and over 100 are arrested. The following morning, Richard goes on the radio to ask citizens to stop vandalizing the city.

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Notable Birthdays on March 17th

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

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

1967Billy Corgan, American musician (Smashing Pumpkins)

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

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

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

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

1944Actor Charlton Heston weds Lydia Clarke

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

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

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

1853Christian Doppler, Austrian physicist, dies at 49

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

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

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