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Notable Historical Events for December 17th

1965Astrodome opens, 1st event is Judy Garland & Supremes concert

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

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

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

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

1986American mafia hitman Richard Kuklinski is arrested at a roadblock

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

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

1989The longest-running American sitcom the simpsons had its debut.

1538Pope Paul III excommunicates England's King Henry VIII

December 17th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on December 17th

1908Willard Frank Libby, Grand Valley Colorado, American chemist (carbon-14 "atomic clock" - Nobel 1960)

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

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

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

December 17th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on December 17th

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

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

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

1915Journalist Benito Mussolini marries Rachele Guidi in Treviglio Lombardy

1986Actor Harry Morgan (71) weds Barbara Bushman

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

December 17th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on December 17th

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

2008Sammy Baugh, American football player, dies at 94

December 17th Deaths
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