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Notable Historical Events for November 17th

1931Bradman scores 135 NSW v South Africa, 128 mins, 15 fours

1929Stalin throws Nicolai Bucharin out of Politburo

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

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

1980John Lennon releases "Double Fantasy" album in UK

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

1968Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Pensacola Ladies' Golf Invitational

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

1888Tchaikovsky's 5th Symphony premieres in St Petersburg

1603English explorer, writer and courtier Sir Walter Raleigh goes on trial for treason.

November 17th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on November 17th

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

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

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

1944Danny Devito, Neptune NJ, actor (Taxi, Ruthless People, Twins)

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

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

November 17th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on November 17th

1950Writer Jack Kerouac (28) weds Joan Haverty

1749Founding Father of the United States Roger Sherman (28) weds first wife Elizabeth Hartwell in Massachusetts

November 17th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on November 17th

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

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

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

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

November 17th Deaths
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