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Notable Historical Events for October 17th

1994Beth Daniel wins LPGA World Championships of Women's Golf

1888Thomas Edison files a patent for the Optical Phonograph (the first movie).

1990"Jackie Mason - Brand New" opens at Neil Simon NYC for 216 perfs

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

1991Pitts Penguin Paul Coffey sets NHL defenseman scoring record with 1,053 career points (309 goals & 744 assists)

1957French author Albert Camus awarded Nobel Prize in Literature

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

1964Yanks fire Manager Yogi Berra

1990Green Day singer Billie Joe Armstrong drops out of school to pursue a career in music

2012Lance Armstrong loses a host of endorsements in the wake of his doping scandal

October 17th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on October 17th

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

1972Eminem [Marshall Bruce Mathers III], Saint Joseph Missouri, rapper and movie star ('The Real Slim Shady', 'Stan' and '8 Mile')

October 17th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on October 17th

1749US revolutionary Samuel Adams (27) weds Elizabeth Checkley

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

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

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

1975Bee Gees Maurice Gibb weds Yvonne Spencely

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

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

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

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

1916Cartoonist Rube Goldberg (33) weds Irma Seeman

October 17th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on October 17th

1849Frederic Chopin, Polish/French pianist/composer, dies at 39

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

October 17th Deaths
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