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Notable Historical Events for November 17th

1988Neil Simon's "Rumors" premieres in NYC

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

1963Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Mary Mills Miss Gulf Coast Golf Invitational

1980John Lennon releases "Double Fantasy" album in UK

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

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

1929Stalin throws Nicolai Bucharin out of Politburo

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

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

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

November 17th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on November 17th

1755Louis XVIII, 1st post-revolutionary king of France (1814-24)

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

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

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

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)

November 17th Deaths
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