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Notable Historical Events for November 17th

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

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

1968Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Pensacola Ladies' Golf Invitational

1980John Lennon releases "Double Fantasy" album in UK

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

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

1997Mario Lemieux enters NHL Hall of Fame

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

1929Stalin throws Nicolai Bucharin out of Politburo

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

November 17th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on November 17th

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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