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Notable Historical Events for November 17th

2003Britney Spears, at 21 years old, becomes the youngest singer to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

1839Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Oberte Conti Di" premieres in Milan

1968Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Pensacola Ladies' Golf Invitational

1988Neil Simon's "Rumors" premieres in NYC

1997Mario Lemieux enters NHL Hall of Fame

1888Tchaikovsky's 5th Symphony premieres in St Petersburg

1980John Lennon releases "Double Fantasy" album in UK

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

1812Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Krasnoi during Napoleon's retreat from Moscow

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

November 17th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on November 17th

9Vespasian, Falacrina, Italy, Roman Emperor (AD 69-79), (d. AD 79)

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

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

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

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

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

November 17th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on November 17th

1749Founding Father of the United States Roger Sherman (28) weds first wife Elizabeth Hartwell in Massachusetts

1934Lyndon B. Johnson marries Claudia Alta Taylor

November 17th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on November 17th

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

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

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

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

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