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Notable Historical Events for October 17th

1964Yanks fire Manager Yogi Berra

1994Beth Daniel wins LPGA World Championships of Women's Golf

2012Lance Armstrong loses a host of endorsements in the wake of his doping scandal

1994Billy Joel performs opening concert at Cleveland's Gund Arena

1931Al Capone convicted of tax evasion, sentenced to 11 years in prison

1990"Jackie Mason - Brand New" opens at Neil Simon NYC for 216 perfs

1662Charles II of Great Britain sells Dunkirk to France for 2.5 million livres (320,000 English pounds)

1994Kapil Dev's final one-day international (v West Indies)

1961NY Museum of Modern Art hangs Henri Matisse's "Le Bateau" upside-down It wasn't corrected until December 3rd

1878After serving as the opposition for five years, John A. Macdonald is re-elected as Prime Minister of Canada

October 17th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on October 17th

1938Robert "Evel" Knievel, motorcycle daredevil (Snake River Canyon), (d. 2007)

1915Arthur Miller, NYC, playwright (Death of a Salesman, Crucible), (d. 2005)

October 17th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on October 17th

1945Actress Ava Gardner (22) weds band leader Artie Shaw (35) in Hollywood

1749US revolutionary Samuel Adams (27) weds Elizabeth Checkley

1707German composer Johann S Bach marries for the 1st time his cousin Maria Barbara Bach

2009Musician Trent Reznor (44) weds vocalist Mariqueen Maandig in Los Angeles

1826Historian Thomas Carlyle (30) weds Jane Welsh (25)

1975Bee Gees Maurice Gibb weds Yvonne Spencely

1982Actor Robert Goulet (48) weds artist/writer Vera Novak in Las Vegas, Nevada

1968Jazz trumpeter Quincy Jones Jr (35) weds actress Ulla Andersson (22)

1916Cartoonist Rube Goldberg (33) weds Irma Seeman

1952Country music legend Hank Williams (29) weds Billie Jean Jones in Minden, Louisiana

October 17th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on October 17th

1868Laura Secord, Canadian heroine of the war of 1812 (b. 1775)

1849Frederic Chopin, Polish/French pianist/composer, dies at 39

October 17th Deaths
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