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Notable Historical Events for May 17th

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

1964Mickey Wright wins LPGA Muskogee Civitan Golf Open Invitational

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

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

1989Nelson Mandela receives a BA from University of South Africa

1942Dutch SS vows loyalty to Hitler

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

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

1881Frederick Douglass appointed recorder of deeds for Wash DC

May 17th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on May 17th

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

1965Trent Reznor, musician (9 Inch Nails)

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

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

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

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

1997Sylvester Stallone weds Jennifer Flavin in London

May 17th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on May 17th

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

1694Johann Michael Bach, German composer, dies at 46

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

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