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Historical Events Happened In January - 17

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

1959  On January - 17 abdul Aziz, cricket, dies at 17 struck by ball in fc match for Karachi  

1960  Mickey Wright wins LPGA Sea Island Women's Golf Invitational on January - 17.  

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

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

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

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 January - 17 gerrit Achterberg, Dutch poet (Dead End), dies at 56  

1963  On this day in history 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 this day in history a U.S. B52 bomber carrying four hydrogen bombs collided with its refueling plane over Palomares, Spain, scattering radioactive plutonium over the area.  

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 this day in history.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 January - 17 section of Memphis' Highway 51 South renamed Elvis Presley Blvd  

1972  Rochelle Hudson, actress (That's My Boy), dies at 55 on this day in history.  

1973  On January - 17 city of Amsterdam decides to support Hanoi  

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

1973  On January - 17 fred Essler, actor (Unsinkable Molly Brown), dies at 77  

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 People Born On This Day In History

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

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

1504  Pius V, [Antonio Ghislieri] saint, pope (1566-72) was born on January - 17.  

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  Gaspard Bauhin, Swiss botanist (d. 1624) was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In January - 17

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0395  Theodosius I, the Great, Spanish emperor of Rome, dies at 49 on this day in history.  

1103  On this day in history frutolf, German monk/musicologist/historian, dies  

1119  Boudouin VII Hapkin, count of Flanders, dies on this day in history.  

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 this day in history death of skanderbeg, Albanian leader (b. 1405)  

1598  On January - 17 death of fyodor I Tsar of Russia (b. 1557)  

1604  Santino Garsi, composer, dies at 61 on January - 17.  

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