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Notable Historical Events for April 17th

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

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

1925NY Yankee Babe Ruth has ulcer surgery

1808Bayonne Decree by Napoleon I of France orders seizure of US ships

1947Jackie Robinson bunts for his 1st major league hit

1945Benito Mussolini flees from Salò to Milan

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

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

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

1492Christopher Columbus signs contract with Spain to find Indies

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)

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

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

2009World's no. 1 professional tennis player Andy Roddick (29) weds fashion model and actress Brooklyn Decker (25) in Austin, Texas

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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