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Notable Historical Events for November 17th

1894Serial killer H. H. Holmes is arrested in Boston after being tracked there from Philadelphia by the Pinkertons

1888Tchaikovsky's 5th Symphony premieres in St Petersburg

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

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

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

1980John Lennon releases "Double Fantasy" album in UK

1988Neil Simon's "Rumors" premieres in NYC

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

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

November 17th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on November 17th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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