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Notable Historical Events for September 17th

1989Beth Daniel wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic

1954Rocky Marciano KOs Ezzard Charles in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

1979Royals' George Brett is 6th to have 20 doubles/triples/HRs in a season

1938British premier Neville Chamberlain leaves Munich

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.

1953Ernie Banks becomes Chicago Cubs 1st black player

1927Charles Lindbergh visits San Francisco

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

2004Barry Bonds hits his 700th career home run

1980"Divine Madness" starring Bette Midler, premieres

September 17th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on September 17th

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

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)

September 17th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on September 17th

1957Italian actress Sophia Loren (22) weds Carlo Ponti

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

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

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

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

September 17th Deaths
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