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Notable Historical Events for October 17th

1651Future King Charles II flees from England

1931Al Capone convicted of tax evasion, sentenced to 11 years in prison

1964Yanks fire Manager Yogi Berra

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

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

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

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

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

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

1979Mother Teresa of India, awarded Nobel Peace Prize

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

1916Cartoonist Rube Goldberg (33) weds Irma Seeman

1749US revolutionary Samuel Adams (27) weds Elizabeth Checkley

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

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

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

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

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

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

1975Bee Gees Maurice Gibb weds Yvonne Spencely

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

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)

October 17th Deaths
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