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Notable Historical Events for October 17th

1964Yanks fire Manager Yogi Berra

1933Albert Einstein arrives in US, a refugee from Nazi Germany

1967Barbra Streisand stars on "Belle of 14th Street" special on CBS

1979Mother Teresa of India, awarded Nobel Peace Prize

1660Nine Regicides, the men who signed the death warrant of Charles I, are hanged, drawn and quartered, another is hanged.

1907Guglielmo Marconi's company begins the first commercial transatlantic wireless service between Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada and Clifden, Ireland.

1961NY Museum of Modern Art hangs Henri Matisse's "Le Bateau" upside-down It wasn't corrected until December 3rd

1939"Mr. Smith Goes to Washington", starring Jimmy Stewart and Jean Arthur, is released

1994Billy Joel performs opening concert at Cleveland's Gund Arena

1878After serving as the opposition for five years, John A. Macdonald is re-elected as Prime Minister of Canada

October 17th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on October 17th

1938Robert "Evel" Knievel, motorcycle daredevil (Snake River Canyon), (d. 2007)

1915Arthur Miller, NYC, playwright (Death of a Salesman, Crucible), (d. 2005)

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Notable Weddings on October 17th

2009Musician Trent Reznor (44) weds vocalist Mariqueen Maandig in Los Angeles

1952Country music legend Hank Williams (29) weds Billie Jean Jones in Minden, Louisiana

1749US revolutionary Samuel Adams (27) weds Elizabeth Checkley

1707German composer Johann S Bach marries for the 1st time his cousin Maria Barbara Bach

1968Jazz trumpeter Quincy Jones Jr (35) weds actress Ulla Andersson (22)

1826Historian Thomas Carlyle (30) weds Jane Welsh (25)

1975Bee Gees Maurice Gibb weds Yvonne Spencely

1982Actor Robert Goulet (48) weds artist/writer Vera Novak in Las Vegas, Nevada

1916Cartoonist Rube Goldberg (33) weds Irma Seeman

1945Actress Ava Gardner (22) weds band leader Artie Shaw (35) in Hollywood

October 17th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on October 17th

33Agrippina the Elder, Roman noblewoman (mother of Caligula), dies of starvation at 47

1868Laura Secord, Canadian heroine of the war of 1812 (b. 1775)

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