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Notable Historical Events for December 17th

1865Franz Schubert's "Unfinished Symphony" premieres

1927Bradman scores 118 on 1st-class cricket debut, 188 mins 8 fours

1941German troops led by Rommel begin retreating in North Africa

1832HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin sails in Strait Le Maire

1398Timur (Tamerlane) captures and sacks Delhi, defeating Sultan Nasir-u Din Mehmud's armies which include elephants

1862General Ulysses S. Grant issues order #11, expelling Jews from Tennessee

1946Bradman & Barnes complete 405 run 5th wkt stand, score 234 ea

1957The last episode of The Nat King Cole Show airs on NBC due to lack of national sponsorship

1903At 10:35 AM, 1st sustained motorized aircraft flight (Orville Wright)

2013Cat Stevens, Hall & Oates, Kiss, Linda Ronstadt, and Nirvana are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

December 17th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on December 17th

1975Milla Jovovich, Kiev Ukraine, actress (Return to Blue Lagoon, Chaplin)

1930Bob Guccione, [Robert C J Edwa], US publisher (Penthouse, Omni), (d. 2010)

1929William Safire, political columnist (NY Times)/speech writer (Nixon), (d. 2009)

1874William Lyon Mackenzie King, (L), 10th Canadian PM (1921-30, 1935-48)

December 17th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on December 17th

1993Tennis star Boris Becker (26) weds designer Barbara Feltus (27)

1955Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall (47) weds Cecilia Suyat

1994Queen of Pop Celine Dion (26) weds her manager Rene Angelil (52) at Notre Dame Basilica in Montreal, Canada

1915Journalist Benito Mussolini marries Rachele Guidi in Treviglio Lombardy

1994Actress Heather Locklear (33) weds Bon Jovi lead guitarist Richie Sambora (35) at The American Cathedral in Paris, France

1918Philippine Senator (and later 2nd President) Manuel L. Quezon (40) weds first cousin Aurora Aragon (30) in Hong Kong

December 17th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on December 17th

2003Otto Graham, NFL Quarterback, dies of a heart aneurysm at 82

2011Kim Jong-il, supreme leader of North Korea (DPRK) 1994-2011, dies of a suspected heart attack at 70

December 17th Deaths
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