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Notable Historical Events for November 17th

1931Bradman scores 135 NSW v South Africa, 128 mins, 15 fours

1968Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Pensacola Ladies' Golf Invitational

1963Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Mary Mills Miss Gulf Coast Golf Invitational

1980John Lennon releases "Double Fantasy" album in UK

1855David Livingstone becomes the first European to see Victoria Falls in what is now Zambia and Zimbabwe.

1558Elizabeth I aged 42 ascends English throne upon death of her half sister "Bloody" Mary

1956Syracuse fullback Jim Brown, scores NCAA record of 43 pts (vs Colgate)

1603English explorer, writer and courtier Sir Walter Raleigh goes on trial for treason.

1888Tchaikovsky's 5th Symphony premieres in St Petersburg

1988Neil Simon's "Rumors" premieres in NYC

November 17th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on November 17th

1944Danny Devito, Neptune NJ, actor (Taxi, Ruthless People, Twins)

1945Elvin Hayes, Rayville Louisiana, NBA star (San Diego, Houston, Baltimore)

1942Martin Scorsese, Queens, New York, director (Raging Bull, The Departed)

1887Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Alamein, British Field Marshal, Kennington, South London

1755Louis XVIII, 1st post-revolutionary king of France (1814-24)

1938Gordon Lightfoot, Orillia Ontario, Canadian folksinger (Sundown)

November 17th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on November 17th

1934Lyndon B. Johnson marries Claudia Alta Taylor

1950Writer Jack Kerouac (28) weds Joan Haverty

November 17th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on November 17th

1917Auguste Rodin, French sculptor (Baiser, Thinker), dies at 77

594St Gregory of Tours, Frankisch bishop of Tours, dies at 55

1796Catherine the Great [Catherine II], Empress of Russia (1762-96), dies of a stroke at 67

1990Robert Hofstadter, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1915)

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