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Notable Historical Events for April 17th

1970Paul McCartney's 1st solo album "McCartney" is released

1947Jackie Robinson bunts for his 1st major league hit

1945Benito Mussolini flees from Salò to Milan

1492Christopher Columbus signs contract with Spain to find Indies

1997NJ Devil Martin Brodeur is 2nd NHL goalie to score in a playoff game

196133rd Academy Awards - "Apartment" wins best film, Burt Lancaster & Elizabeth Taylor win best actor/actress

1976NL greatest comeback, trailing 12-1 Phils win 18-16 in 10, Mike Schmidt hits 4 consecutive HRs

1983Nolan Ryan strikes out his 3,500th batter

1939Joe Louis KOs Jack Roper in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

1982Proclamation of the Constitution Act by Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau

April 17th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on April 17th

1620Marguerite Bourgeoys, Troyes France, founder of the Congregation of Notre Dame (first Canadian saint)

1972Jennifer Garner [Affleck], Houston, Texas. American actress (Sydney Bristow-Alias)

1974Victoria Beckham [Adams], Harlow, Essex, English singer (Posh Spice-Spice Girls)

1923Harry Reasoner, Dakota City Iowa, newscaster (60 Minutes, ABC, CBS)

April 17th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on April 17th

1943Actress Claire Trevor (34) weds Navy lieutenant Cyclos William Dunsmoore in Tijuana, Mexico

1929Baseball great Babe Ruth (34) marries 2nd wife Claire Merritt Hodgson (31)

April 17th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on April 17th

1790Benjamin Franklin, US, US Founding Father, inventor ambassador and writer (Poor Richards Almanac), dies at 84

1892Alexander Mackenzie, 2nd Prime Minister of Canada, dies of a stroke at 70

April 17th Deaths
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