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Notable Historical Events for May 17th

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

1881Frederick Douglass appointed recorder of deeds for Wash DC

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

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

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

1942Dutch SS vows loyalty to Hitler

1959Sam Snead sets PGA record for 36 holes at 122

199238th Mazda LPGA Championship won by Betsy King

1981Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Coca-Cola Golf Classic

1871Indian fighter General William T. Sherman escapes Comanches in an ambulance

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Notable Birthdays on May 17th

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

1490Albert of Prussia, Ansbach, 1st Duke of Prussia

1965Trent Reznor, musician (9 Inch Nails)

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

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Notable Weddings on May 17th

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

1997Sylvester Stallone weds Jennifer Flavin in London

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

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

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Notable Deaths on May 17th

1694Johann Michael Bach, German composer, dies at 46

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)

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