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Notable Historical Events for September 17th

1961Samuel Beckett's "Happy Days," premieres in NYC

1941Cards' Stan Musial makes his major league debut, going 2-for-4

1984Reggie Jackson is 13th to hit 500 HRs

2012Swedish forensic scientists find no conclusive evidence of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's DNA in a torn condom

1849Harriet Tubman 1st escapes slavery in Maryland with two of her brothers

1938British premier Neville Chamberlain leaves Munich

1978Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Sarah Coventry Golf Tournament

1916World War I: Manfred von Richthofen [The Red Baron], a flying ace of the German Luftstreitkr├Ąfte, wins his first aerial combat near Cambrai, France.

1156Emperor Frederick Barbarossa issues the 'Privilegium Minus' decree, which elevated Austria to a duchy.

1976Ringo Starr releases "Ringo's Rotogravure" album

September 17th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on September 17th

1931Anne Bancroft, Bronx, actr (Graduate, Miracle Worker), (d. 2005)

1904Frederick Ashton, Ecuador, British choreographer (Cinderella), (d. 1988)

1945Phil Jackson, Deer Lodge Montana, American basketball player and coach (Knicks/Bulls/Lakers)

1923Hank Williams, country singer (Cold, Cold Heart, Hey Good Lookin')

September 17th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on September 17th

1965Tennis star Billie Jean King (21) weds attorney Larry King (20) in Long Beach, California

1957Italian actress Sophia Loren (22) weds Carlo Ponti

1937Economist John Kenneth Galbraith (29) weds author Catherine Atwater (24) at the Reformed Church of North Hempstead in New York

1942Ice hockey player Maurice Richard (20) weds Lucille Norchet (17)

September 17th Weddings
Date Event
Notable Deaths on September 17th

1877William Henry Fox Talbot, photographic pioneer, dies at 77

1994Karl Popper, philosopher (Poverty of Historianism), dies at 92

September 17th Deaths
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