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Notable Historical Events for April 17th

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

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

1945Benito Mussolini flees from Salò to Milan

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

1987Julius Erving becomes 3rd NBA player to score 30,000 points

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

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

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

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

1988Nancy Lopez wins LPGA AI Star/Centinela Hospital Golf Classic

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)

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

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

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

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

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

April 17th Deaths
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