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Notable Historical Events for September 17th

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

1947Jackie Robinson is named Rookie of Year by Sporting News

1980"Divine Madness" starring Bette Midler, premieres

1976Ringo Starr releases "Ringo's Rotogravure" album

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

2000Dan Marino's #13 jersey is retired by the Miami Dolphins

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

2004Barry Bonds hits his 700th career home run

1989Beth Daniel wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic

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

September 17th Historical Events
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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)

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

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

September 17th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on September 17th

1957Italian actress Sophia Loren (22) weds Carlo Ponti

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

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

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

September 17th Deaths
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