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Notable Historical Events for September 17th

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

1947Jackie Robinson is named Rookie of Year by Sporting News

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

2001Despite suffering from lung cancer and Parkinson's disease, Jack Buck stirs emotions by reading a patriotic-themed poem during the pregame ceremonies on baseball's first night back after the September 11th terrorist attacks

1953Ernie Banks becomes Chicago Cubs 1st black player

1976Ringo Starr releases "Ringo's Rotogravure" album

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

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

193852nd US Womens Tennis: Alice Marble beats Nancye Wynne Bolton (6-0 6-3)

September 17th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on September 17th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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