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Notable Historical Events for September 17th

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

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

1953Ernie Banks becomes Chicago Cubs 1st black player

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

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

1944British Premier Winston Churchill travels to US

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

1961Fran Tarkenton plays his first NFL Game against the Chicago Bears, coming off the bench to lead the Vikings to a 37-13 victory, also becoming the only QB to throw four touchdown passes in his first career game

1976Ringo Starr releases "Ringo's Rotogravure" album

1927Charles Lindbergh visits San Francisco

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Notable Birthdays on September 17th

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

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

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

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

September 17th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on September 17th

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

1957Italian actress Sophia Loren (22) weds Carlo Ponti

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

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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