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Notable Historical Events for October 17th

1990Green Day singer Billie Joe Armstrong drops out of school to pursue a career in music

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

1979Mother Teresa of India, awarded Nobel Peace Prize

1991Pitts Penguin Paul Coffey sets NHL defenseman scoring record with 1,053 career points (309 goals & 744 assists)

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

1660Nine Regicides, the men who signed the death warrant of Charles I, are hanged, drawn and quartered, another is hanged.

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

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

1964Yanks fire Manager Yogi Berra

1346Battle of Neville's Cross: King David II of Scotland is captured by Edward III of England at Calais, and imprisoned in the Tower of London for eleven years.

October 17th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on October 17th

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

1972Eminem [Marshall Bruce Mathers III], Saint Joseph Missouri, rapper and movie star ('The Real Slim Shady', 'Stan' and '8 Mile')

October 17th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on October 17th

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

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

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

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

1749US revolutionary Samuel Adams (27) weds Elizabeth Checkley

1916Cartoonist Rube Goldberg (33) weds Irma Seeman

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

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

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

1975Bee Gees Maurice Gibb weds Yvonne Spencely

October 17th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on October 17th

33Agrippina the Elder, Roman noblewoman (mother of Caligula), dies of starvation at 47

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

October 17th Deaths
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