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Notable Historical Events for April 17th

1945Benito Mussolini flees from Salò to Milan

1953Mickey Mantle hits a 565' (172 m) HR in Wash DC's Griffith Stadium

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

1947Jackie Robinson bunts for his 1st major league hit

1961Jimmy Stewart accepts an honorary Oscar on behalf of his friend Gary Cooper, who is too ill to attend

1983Islanders tie NHL record with 3 shorthanded playoff goals vs Rangers Rangers 7-Isles 6-Patrick Div Finals-Isles hold 2-1 lead Wayne Gretzky scores 7 points in one Stanley Cup playoff game

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

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

1951NY Yankee Mickey Mantle's 1st game, he goes 1 for 4

1939Stalin signs British-France-Russian anti-Nazi pact

April 17th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on April 17th

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

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

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

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

April 17th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on April 17th

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

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

April 17th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on April 17th

2014Gabriel García Márquez, Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist (1982 Nobel Prize in Literature), dies of pneumonia at 87

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

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