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Notable Historical Events for September 17th

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

1947Jackie Robinson is named Rookie of Year by Sporting News

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

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

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

1953Ernie Banks becomes Chicago Cubs 1st black player

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

1976Ringo Starr releases "Ringo's Rotogravure" album

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

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

September 17th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on September 17th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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