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Notable Historical Events for January 17th

1997NBA suspends Dennis Rodman indefinitely for kicking cameraman

1933Bradman takes second Test wicket, Hammond, bowled

19161st PGA Championship: Jim Barnes at Siwanoy CC Bronxville NY

1914Gerhart Hauptmann's "Der Bogen des Odysseus," premieres in Berlin

1912Robert Scott expedition arrives at South Pole, 1 month after Amundsen

1963Wilt Chamberlain of NBA SF Warriors scores 67 points vs LA

1994Actress Elizabeth Taylor released from the hospital after hip treatment

1960Mickey Wright wins LPGA Sea Island Women's Golf Invitational

1904Anton Chekhov's "Cherry Orchard" opens at Moscow Art Theater

1773Capt James Cook becomes 1st to cross Antarctic Circle (66° 33' S)

January 17th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on January 17th

1706Benjamin Franklin, Boston, Mass, kite flyer/statesman/wit/inventor, (d. 1790)

1928Vidal Sassoon, London, hair stylist/CEO (Vidal Sasson), (d. 2012)

1929Jacques Plante, Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel, Canadian Ice Hockey goalie (first to wear a goaltender mask)

1899Al Capone, Brooklyn New York, American gangster (Chicago bootlegging)

1871David Beatty, Nantwich, Cheshire, 1st Earl Beatty and British Admiral of the Fleet

1882Arnold Rothstein, New York City New York, American gambler and mobster (fixed 1919 World Series)

1942Muhammad Ali [Cassius Clay], Louisville Kentucky, heavyweight boxing champion (1964-7 74-8)

1980Zooey Deschanel, Los Angeles, California, American actress (Almost Famous)

January 17th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on January 17th

38 BCRoman Republican Leader Octavian, later Augustus 1st Roman Emperor, marries Livia Drusilla.

1988Publisher Bob Guccione (57) weds actress Katherine Keeton (48)

1946Actor John Wayne (38) weds actress Esperanza Baur in Long Beach, California

1827Religious leader Joseph Smith Jr (21) weds church group movement leader Emma Smith (22) in South Bainbridge, New York

January 17th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on January 17th

2008Bobby Fischer, American chess player (b. 1943)

1891George Bancroft, American historian and father of U.S. History, dies at 90

1893Rutherford B. Hayes, 19th US Pres (1877-81), dies of a heart attack at 70

1964T.H. White, English author of the King Arthur novels, dies of heart failure at 57

January 17th Deaths
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