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Notable Historical Events for September 17th

1944British Premier Winston Churchill travels to US

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

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.

1957Two male attorneys "stand in" as actress Sophia Loren & producer Carlo Ponti wed by proxy in Juarez, Mexico

1964Mickey Mantle gets hits #1999, 2000 & 2001 & his 450th HR

1947Jackie Robinson is named Rookie of Year by Sporting News

1859James Donnelly is sentenced to hang for murdering Patrick Farrell, but a petition for clemency reduces his sentence to 7 years in Kingston Penitentiary

1984Brian Mulroney sworn in as Canada's 18th PM succeeding John Turner

1980"Divine Madness" starring Bette Midler, premieres

1989Beth Daniel wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic

September 17th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on September 17th

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

1743Marquis de Condorcet, Aisn France, enlightenment philosopher (Condorcet Method), (d. 1794)

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

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

September 17th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on September 17th

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

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

1957Italian actress Sophia Loren (22) weds Carlo Ponti

1954Film and theater actress Shirley MacLaine (20) weds Steve Parker in New York City

September 17th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on September 17th

1858Dred Scott, US ex-slave who sought to sue for his freedom, dies of tuberculosis at 62 or 63

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

September 17th Deaths
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