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Notable Historical Events for May 17th

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

1959Sam Snead sets PGA record for 36 holes at 122

199844th McDonald's LPGA Championship won by Se Ri Pak

1981Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Coca-Cola Golf Classic

199238th Mazda LPGA Championship won by Betsy King

1536Anne Boleyn's 4 "lovers" executed

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

1989Nelson Mandela receives a BA from University of South Africa

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

1881Frederick Douglass appointed recorder of deeds for Wash DC

May 17th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on May 17th

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

1965Trent Reznor, musician (9 Inch Nails)

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

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)

May 17th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on May 17th

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

1997Sylvester Stallone weds Jennifer Flavin in London

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

1923Actress and singer Marlene Dietrich (21) weds assistant director Rudolf Sieber (26) in Berlin, Germany

May 17th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on May 17th

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

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

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

1694Johann Michael Bach, German composer, dies at 46

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