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Notable Historical Events for March 17th

1931Stalin throws Krupskaya Lenin out of Central Committee

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

1917Albert Anastasia is convicted of murdering longshoreman George Turino

1521Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan reaches the Philippines

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

1969Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Open

1973Queen Elizabeth II opens new London Bridge

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

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.

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

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

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

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

1967Billy Corgan, American musician (Smashing Pumpkins)

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

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

March 17th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on March 17th

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

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

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

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

1944Actor Charlton Heston weds Lydia Clarke

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

March 17th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on March 17th

1853Christian Doppler, Austrian physicist, dies at 49

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

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

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

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