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 This day in History - October 17
361 Historic Events for October 17
1878

Henri Mulet, composer

Birth
1883

A S Neill, British headmaster (Summerhill)

Birth
1885

Aaf Bouber-ten Hoope, Dutch actress (Jantjes)/wife of Herman Bouber

Birth
1885

Baseball sets all players salaries at $1,000-$2,000 for 1885 season

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1886

Spring Byington, Colo Springs, actress (Lily Ruskin-December Bride)

Birth
1887

Gustav R Kirchhoff, German physicist (spectroscopy), dies at 63

Death
1890

Prosper Philippe Catherine Sainton, composer, dies at 77

Death
1892

Herbert Norman Howells, composer

Birth
1892

Otakar Jeremias, composer

Birth
1893

Jean Binet, composer

Birth
1894

Ohio national guard kills 3 lynchers while rescuing a black man

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1895

Doris Humphrey, Oak Park Ill, dancer (Dances of Women)

Birth
1896

Anton Tsjechovs "Chayka," premieres in St Petersburg

Event
1897

Isidor Dannstrom, composer, dies at 84

Death
1898

Simon Vestdijk, Dutch writer/poet (5th Seal)

Birth
1898

Shinichi Suzuki, music teacher

Birth
1898

Mildred Knopf, cookbook writer

Birth
1899

Sutro railroad sold to Robert F Morrow for $215,000

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1903

Irene Ryan, El Paso Texas, actress (Granny-Beverly Hillbillies)

Birth
1903

Jerry Colona, Boston Mass, comedian (Jerry Colona Show)

Birth
1903

Nathanael West, American novelist (Day of the Locusts)

Birth
1904

Bank of Italy (Bank of America) opens its doors

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1904

Nikolai Amani, composer, dies at 32

Death
1905

Franco Albini, Italian architect

Birth
1905

Jean Arthur, NYC, actress (Shane, Mr Smith Goes to Washington)

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