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Notable Historical Events for November 17th

1997Mario Lemieux enters NHL Hall of Fame

1988Neil Simon's "Rumors" premieres in NYC

1980John Lennon releases "Double Fantasy" album in UK

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

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

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

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

1888Tchaikovsky's 5th Symphony premieres in St Petersburg

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

November 17th Deaths
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