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Notable Historical Events for November 17th

1929Stalin throws Nicolai Bucharin out of Politburo

1917Lenin defends "temporary" removal of freedom of the press

1558Elizabeth I aged 42 ascends English throne upon death of her half sister "Bloody" Mary

1997Mario Lemieux enters NHL Hall of Fame

1963Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Mary Mills Miss Gulf Coast Golf Invitational

1876Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's patriotic Slavonic March made its premiere in Moscow to a warm reception by the Russian people.

1839Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Oberte Conti Di" premieres in Milan

1956Syracuse fullback Jim Brown, scores NCAA record of 43 pts (vs Colgate)

1855David Livingstone becomes the first European to see Victoria Falls in what is now Zambia and Zimbabwe.

1812Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Krasnoi during Napoleon's retreat from Moscow

November 17th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on November 17th

1887Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Alamein, British Field Marshal, Kennington, South London

1755Louis XVIII, 1st post-revolutionary king of France (1814-24)

1942Martin Scorsese, Queens, New York, director (Raging Bull, The Departed)

1945Elvin Hayes, Rayville Louisiana, NBA star (San Diego, Houston, Baltimore)

9Vespasian, Falacrina, Italy, Roman Emperor (AD 69-79), (d. AD 79)

1938Gordon Lightfoot, Orillia Ontario, Canadian folksinger (Sundown)

November 17th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on November 17th

1950Writer Jack Kerouac (28) weds Joan Haverty

1934Lyndon B. Johnson marries Claudia Alta Taylor

November 17th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on November 17th

1796Catherine the Great [Catherine II], Empress of Russia (1762-96), dies of a stroke at 67

1990Robert Hofstadter, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1915)

594St Gregory of Tours, Frankisch bishop of Tours, dies at 55

1917Auguste Rodin, French sculptor (Baiser, Thinker), dies at 77

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