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Notable Historical Events for November 17th

2003Britney Spears, at 21 years old, becomes the youngest singer to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

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

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

1997Mario Lemieux enters NHL Hall of Fame

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

1888Tchaikovsky's 5th Symphony premieres in St Petersburg

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

1929Stalin throws Nicolai Bucharin out of Politburo

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

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

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)

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

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

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

November 17th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on November 17th

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

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

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

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

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

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