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Notable Historical Events for November 17th

1980John Lennon releases "Double Fantasy" album in UK

1855David Livingstone becomes the first European to see Victoria Falls in what is now Zambia and Zimbabwe.

1963Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Mary Mills Miss Gulf Coast Golf Invitational

1558Elizabeth I aged 42 ascends English throne upon death of her half sister "Bloody" Mary

1603English explorer, writer and courtier Sir Walter Raleigh goes on trial for treason.

1894Serial killer H. H. Holmes is arrested in Boston after being tracked there from Philadelphia by the Pinkertons

1956Syracuse fullback Jim Brown, scores NCAA record of 43 pts (vs Colgate)

1929Stalin throws Nicolai Bucharin out of Politburo

1876Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's patriotic Slavonic March made its premiere in Moscow to a warm reception by the Russian people.

1968Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Pensacola Ladies' Golf Invitational

November 17th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on November 17th

9Vespasian, Falacrina, Italy, Roman Emperor (AD 69-79), (d. AD 79)

1887Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Alamein, British Field Marshal, Kennington, South London

1944Danny Devito, Neptune NJ, actor (Taxi, Ruthless People, Twins)

1942Martin Scorsese, Queens, New York, director (Raging Bull, The Departed)

1755Louis XVIII, 1st post-revolutionary king of France (1814-24)

1938Gordon Lightfoot, Orillia Ontario, Canadian folksinger (Sundown)

November 17th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on November 17th

1934Lyndon B. Johnson marries Claudia Alta Taylor

1950Writer Jack Kerouac (28) weds Joan Haverty

November 17th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on November 17th

594St Gregory of Tours, Frankisch bishop of Tours, dies at 55

1917Auguste Rodin, French sculptor (Baiser, Thinker), dies at 77

1796Catherine the Great [Catherine II], Empress of Russia (1762-96), dies of a stroke at 67

1990Robert Hofstadter, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1915)

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