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Historical Events For January - 17

Thursday, 23 March 2017

1959  "Say, Darling" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 332 performances on January - 17.  

1959  On this day in history 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 this day in history eisenhower allegedly orders assassination of Congo's Lumumba  

1961  On this day in history patrice Lumumba, African revolutionary, murdered at 36  

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

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

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

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

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

1966  On January - 17 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  Soyuz 4 & 5 completed first docking of 2 manned spacecraft on this day in history.  

1968  On this day in history soyuz 4 & 5 completed 1st docking of 2 manned spacecraft  

1968  Julis Deutsch, Austria politician/general Spanish rep army, dies at 83 on January - 17.  

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

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

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

1970  On this day in history 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 January - 17.  

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

1972  On this day in history rochelle Hudson, actress (That's My Boy), dies at 55  

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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history 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  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 January - 17.  

1484  On this day in history birth of george Spalatin, German reformer (d. 1545)  

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

1504  On January - 17 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 January - 17 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  Albert, bishop of Riga/founder (Sword Knights), dies at about 68 on this day in history.  

1369  On this day in history 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  Santino Garsi, composer, dies at 61 on January - 17.  

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