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Notable Historical Events for May 17th

197628th Emmy Awards: Mary Tyler Moore Show, Jack Albertson & M Learned win

1981Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Coca-Cola Golf Classic

1970Hank Aaron becomes 9th player to get 3,000 hits

1897The first successful submarine that can run submerged for any considerable distance and combines electric and gasoline engines is launched in the USA by its designer John Philip Holland

1536Anne Boleyn's 4 "lovers" executed

1942Dutch SS vows loyalty to Hitler

1973Stevie Wonder releases "You are the Sunshine of my Love"

1881Frederick Douglass appointed recorder of deeds for Wash DC

18767th US Cavalry under General George Armstrong Custer leaves Ft Lincoln

199238th Mazda LPGA Championship won by Betsy King

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Notable Birthdays on May 17th

1962Craig Ferguson, Glasgow, Scottish actor, writer and comedian

1965Trent Reznor, musician (9 Inch Nails)

1903James "cool papa" Bell, Starkville, Mississippi, baseball center fielder in Negro league baseball, considered by many to have been one of the fastest men ever to play the game (d. 1991)

1961Enya [Eithne Ní Bhraonáin], Gweedore, County Donegal, Irish singer and songwriter (A Day Without Rain)

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Notable Weddings on May 17th

1827US President Andrew Johnson (18) weds Eliza McCardle (16) in Warrenton, Tennessee

1997Sylvester Stallone weds Jennifer Flavin in London

1763Philosopher Marquis de Sade (22) weds Renee Pelagie de Montreuil in Paris

1947NBA center George Mikan (22) weds college sweetheart Patricia Lu Daveny

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Notable Deaths on May 17th

1694Johann Michael Bach, German composer, dies at 46

1886John Deere, American blacksmith and manufacturer of agricultural equipment who founded Deere & Company, dies at 82

2012Donna Summer, American singer, dies from lung cancer at 63

1829John Jay, first Chief Justice of the United States (b. 1745)

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