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Notable Historical Events for January 17th

1960Mickey Wright wins LPGA Sea Island Women's Golf Invitational

1998President Clinton faces sexual harrament charges from Paula Jones

1933Bradman takes second Test wicket, Hammond, bowled

1912Robert Scott expedition arrives at South Pole, 1 month after Amundsen

1938Joseph P. Kennedy becomes the 44th United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom

1994Actress Elizabeth Taylor released from the hospital after hip treatment

1970Sporting News names Willie Mays as Player of the Decade for the 1960s

1914Gerhart Hauptmann's "Der Bogen des Odysseus," premieres in Berlin

1821Mexico permits Moses Austin & 300 US families to settle in Texas, after his death leaves to son Stephen

1976"I Write the Songs" by Barry Manilow hits #1

January 17th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on January 17th

1942Muhammad Ali [Cassius Clay], Louisville Kentucky, heavyweight boxing champion (1964-7 74-8)

1899Al Capone, Brooklyn New York, American gangster (Chicago bootlegging)

1929Jacques Plante, Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel, Canadian Ice Hockey goalie (first to wear a goaltender mask)

1882Arnold Rothstein, New York City New York, American gambler and mobster (fixed 1919 World Series)

1980Zooey Deschanel, Los Angeles, California, American actress (Almost Famous)

1871David Beatty, Nantwich, Cheshire, 1st Earl Beatty and British Admiral of the Fleet

1706Benjamin Franklin, Boston, Mass, kite flyer/statesman/wit/inventor, (d. 1790)

1928Vidal Sassoon, London, hair stylist/CEO (Vidal Sasson), (d. 2012)

January 17th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on January 17th

1946Actor John Wayne (38) weds actress Esperanza Baur in Long Beach, California

1988Publisher Bob Guccione (57) weds actress Katherine Keeton (48)

38 BCRoman Republican Leader Octavian, later Augustus 1st Roman Emperor, marries Livia Drusilla.

1955Murderer Charles Manson (20) weds waitress Rosalie Jean Willis (17)

January 17th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on January 17th

1964T.H. White, English author of the King Arthur novels, dies of heart failure at 57

1927Juliette Gordon Low, American founder of the Girl Scouts of the USA, dies of breast cancer at 66

2008Bobby Fischer, American chess player (b. 1943)

1891George Bancroft, American historian and father of U.S. History, dies at 90

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