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Notable Historical Events for September 17th

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

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

1984Reggie Jackson is 13th to hit 500 HRs

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

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

1995Patty Sheehan wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic

1938British premier Neville Chamberlain leaves Munich

1978Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Sarah Coventry Golf Tournament

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

1989Beth Daniel wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic

September 17th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on September 17th

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

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

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

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

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

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

September 17th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on September 17th

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

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

September 17th Deaths
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