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Historical Events Happened In January - 17

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1959  "Say, Darling" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 332 performances on this day in history.  

1959  Abdul Aziz, cricket, dies at 17 struck by ball in fc match for Karachi on this day in history.  

1960  Mickey Wright wins LPGA Sea Island Women's Golf Invitational on this day in history.  

1961  Eisenhower allegedly orders the assassination of Congo's Lumumba on this day in history.  

1961  Eisenhower allegedly orders assassination of Congo's Lumumba on January - 17.  

1961  Patrice Lumumba, African revolutionary, murdered at 36 on this day in history.  

1962  NASA civilian pilot Neil A Armstrong takes X-15 to 40,690 m on January - 17.  

1962  A NASA civilian pilot Neil A Armstrong takes X-15 to 40,690 m on this day in history.  

1962  On this day in history gerrit Achterberg, Dutch poet (Dead End), dies at 56  

1963  On January - 17 joe Walker takes X-15 to altitude of 82 km  

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1964  Terence Hanbury White, novelist (England Have My Bones), dies at 57 on January - 17.  

1966  A U.S. B52 bomber carrying four hydrogen bombs collided with its refueling plane over Palomares, Spain, scattering radioactive plutonium over the area on this day in history.  

1966  On January - 17 martin Luther King Jr opens campaign in Chicago  

1966  USAF B-52 carrying 4 unarmed hydrogen bombs crashes on Spanish coast at Palomares, 7 die on January - 17.  

1966  B-52/KC-135 tankers crash near Spanish coast at Palomares, 7 die on January - 17.  

1966  On this day in history vincent J Donehue, director (Lonelyhearts), dies of Hodgkin's at 50  

1967  Evelyn Nesbit, actress (Redemption), dies at 82 on January - 17.  

1968  Soyuz 4 & 5 completed first docking of 2 manned spacecraft on January - 17.  

1968  On January - 17 soyuz 4 & 5 completed 1st docking of 2 manned spacecraft  

1968  Julis Deutsch, Austria politician/general Spanish rep army, dies at 83 on this day in history.  

1969  Beatles release Yellow Submarine album in UK on January - 17.  

1969  On this day in history debut album of Led Zeppelin released in US  

1969  On January - 17 grazyna Bacewicz, composer, dies at 59  

1970  On January - 17 aFL Pro Bowl West beats East 26-3  

1970  John M Burgess installed as bishop of Protestant Episcopals (Massachusetts) on this day in history.  

1970  Billy Stewart, singer (I Do Love You), dies in auto-accident at 32 on January - 17.  

1972  Section of Memphis' Highway 51 South renamed Elvis Presley Blvd on January - 17.  

1972  Rochelle Hudson, actress (That's My Boy), dies at 55 on January - 17.  

1973  City of Amsterdam decides to support Hanoi on this day in history.  

1973  New Philippine constitution names Marcos president for life on this day in history.  

1973  Fred Essler, actor (Unsinkable Molly Brown), dies at 77 on January - 17.  

1976  On January - 17 "I Write the Songs" by Barry Manilow hits #1  

1976  Hermes rocket launched by European Space Agency on this day in history.  

1976  On January - 17 ad Verhoeven, soccer player (Xerxes/Sparta), dies in auto-accident  

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

1342  On January - 17 birth of philip, the Bold, duke of Burgundy  

1463  Frederick III, the Wise, elector of Saxony (1486-25), protector Luther was born on this day in history.  

1484  George Spalatin, German reformer (d. 1545) was born on this day in history.  

1501  On this day in history birth of leonhard Fuchs, Germany, botanist (History of Plants)  

1504  Pius V, [Antonio Ghislieri] saint, pope (1566-72) was born on this day in history.  

1517  On January - 17 birth of antonio Scandello, Italian composer (Passion of Johannes)  

1545  On this day in history birth of antonio Pace, composer  

1560  On January - 17 birth of gaspard Bauhin, Swiss botanist (d. 1624)  

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Famous Deaths In January - 17

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0395  On this day in history theodosius I, the Great, Spanish emperor of Rome, dies at 49  

1103  Frutolf, German monk/musicologist/historian, dies on January - 17.  

1119  On this day in history boudouin VII Hapkin, count of Flanders, dies  

1229  On January - 17 albert, bishop of Riga/founder (Sword Knights), dies at about 68  

1369  Death of King Peter I of Cyprus (murdered) (b. 1328) on January - 17.  

1468  Death of Skanderbeg, Albanian leader (b. 1405) on January - 17.  

1598  Death of Fyodor I Tsar of Russia (b. 1557) on this day in history.  

1604  On January - 17 santino Garsi, composer, dies at 61  

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