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Historical Events Happened In January - 17

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

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  On this day in history mickey Wright wins LPGA Sea Island Women's Golf Invitational  

1961  On this day in history eisenhower allegedly orders the assassination of Congo's Lumumba  

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

1961  On January - 17 patrice Lumumba, African revolutionary, murdered at 36  

1962  On this day in history nASA civilian pilot Neil A Armstrong takes X-15 to 40,690 m  

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

1962  Gerrit Achterberg, Dutch poet (Dead End), dies at 56 on this day in history.  

1963  Joe Walker takes X-15 to altitude of 82 km on January - 17.  

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1964  On this day in history terence Hanbury White, novelist (England Have My Bones), dies at 57  

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  On this day in history b-52/KC-135 tankers crash near Spanish coast at Palomares, 7 die  

1966  On January - 17 vincent J Donehue, director (Lonelyhearts), dies of Hodgkin's at 50  

1967  On this day in history evelyn Nesbit, actress (Redemption), dies at 82  

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

1968  Soyuz 4 & 5 completed 1st docking of 2 manned spacecraft on January - 17.  

1968  On this day in history julis Deutsch, Austria politician/general Spanish rep army, dies at 83  

1969  Beatles release Yellow Submarine album in UK on this day in history.  

1969  Debut album of Led Zeppelin released in US on January - 17.  

1969  Grazyna Bacewicz, composer, dies at 59 on January - 17.  

1970  AFL Pro Bowl West beats East 26-3 on this day in history.  

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

1970  On this day in history billy Stewart, singer (I Do Love You), dies in auto-accident at 32  

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 January - 17.  

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 this day in history.  

1976  "I Write the Songs" by Barry Manilow hits #1 on this day in history.  

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 Birthdays In January - 17

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1342  Philip, the Bold, duke of Burgundy was born on this day in history.  

1463  On January - 17 birth of frederick III, the Wise, elector of Saxony (1486-25), protector Luther  

1484  George Spalatin, German reformer (d. 1545) was born on January - 17.  

1501  Leonhard Fuchs, Germany, botanist (History of Plants) was born on January - 17.  

1504  On this day in history birth of pius V, [Antonio Ghislieri] saint, pope (1566-72)  

1517  On this day in history birth of antonio Scandello, Italian composer (Passion of Johannes)  

1545  Antonio Pace, composer was born on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1119  Boudouin VII Hapkin, count of Flanders, dies on January - 17.  

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

1369  On January - 17 death of king Peter I of Cyprus (murdered) (b. 1328)  

1468  Death of Skanderbeg, Albanian leader (b. 1405) on this day in history.  

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

1604  Santino Garsi, composer, dies at 61 on this day in history.  

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