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

1961  On January - 17 eisenhower allegedly orders the assassination of Congo's Lumumba  

1961  On January - 17 eisenhower allegedly orders assassination of Congo's Lumumba  

1961  Patrice Lumumba, African revolutionary, murdered at 36 on January - 17.  

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

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

1962  On January - 17 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 this day in history.  

1966  On January - 17 a U.S. B52 bomber carrying four hydrogen bombs collided with its refueling plane over Palomares, Spain, scattering radioactive plutonium over the area.  

1966  Martin Luther King Jr opens campaign in Chicago on January - 17.  

1966  USAF B-52 carrying 4 unarmed hydrogen bombs crashes on Spanish coast at Palomares, 7 die on this day in history.  

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

1966  Vincent J Donehue, director (Lonelyhearts), dies of Hodgkin's at 50 on this day in history.  

1967  Evelyn Nesbit, actress (Redemption), dies at 82 on this day in history.  

1968  On this day in history soyuz 4 & 5 completed first docking of 2 manned spacecraft  

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

1968  On January - 17 julis Deutsch, Austria politician/general Spanish rep army, dies at 83  

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

1969  Debut album of Led Zeppelin released in US on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history john M Burgess installed as bishop of Protestant Episcopals (Massachusetts)  

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

1972  On this day in history section of Memphis' Highway 51 South renamed Elvis Presley Blvd  

1972  On January - 17 rochelle Hudson, actress (That's My Boy), dies at 55  

1973  On this day in history city of Amsterdam decides to support Hanoi  

1973  On this day in history new Philippine constitution names Marcos president for life  

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  On this day in history hermes rocket launched by European Space Agency  

1976  Ad Verhoeven, soccer player (Xerxes/Sparta), dies in auto-accident on this day in history.  

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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  On January - 17 birth of george Spalatin, German reformer (d. 1545)  

1501  On January - 17 birth of leonhard Fuchs, Germany, botanist (History of Plants)  

1504  On January - 17 birth of pius V, [Antonio Ghislieri] saint, pope (1566-72)  

1517  Antonio Scandello, Italian composer (Passion of Johannes) was born on this day in history.  

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 January - 17 boudouin VII Hapkin, count of Flanders, dies  

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  On January - 17 death of skanderbeg, Albanian leader (b. 1405)  

1598  On this day in history death of fyodor I Tsar of Russia (b. 1557)  

1604  On this day in history santino Garsi, composer, dies at 61  

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