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Historical Events For January - 17

Sunday, 26 February 2017

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 January - 17.  

1961  On January - 17 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  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  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  Terence Hanbury White, novelist (England Have My Bones), dies at 57 on January - 17.  

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

1967  On January - 17 evelyn Nesbit, actress (Redemption), dies at 82  

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  On January - 17 beatles release Yellow Submarine album in UK  

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

1973  New Philippine constitution names Marcos president for life on January - 17.  

1973  On this day in history 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 Birthdays In January - 17

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1342  Philip, the Bold, duke of Burgundy was born on January - 17.  

1463  Frederick III, the Wise, elector of Saxony (1486-25), protector Luther was born on January - 17.  

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

1501  Leonhard Fuchs, Germany, botanist (History of Plants) was born on this day in history.  

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

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

1545  Antonio Pace, composer was born on January - 17.  

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

1229  Albert, bishop of Riga/founder (Sword Knights), dies at about 68 on this day in history.  

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  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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