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 This day in History - October 17
361 Historic Events for October 17
1909

Crozy [William] Cole, US jazz drummer

Birth
1909

Nicola Spinelli, composer, dies at 44

Death
1910

William V Moody, US poet (Sabine Woman, Great Divide), dies

Death
1910

Julia Ward Howe, composer (Battle Hymn of Republic), dies at 91

Death
1912

John Paul I, [Albino Luciano], 263rd Roman Catholic pope (1978)

Birth
1912

Bulgaria, Greece and Serbia declares war on Turkey

Event
1914

Jerry Siegel, comic book writer (Superman)

Birth
1914

John Mosely, recording expert/entrepreneur

Birth
1914

Albert Markos, composer

Birth
1915

Arthur Miller, NYC, playwright (Death of a Salesman, Crucible)

Birth
1916

Dutch women demonstrate for female suffrage

Event
1916

Tadeusz Paciorkiewicz, composer

Birth
1916

Robert Lowery, Kansas City MO, actor (Murder Over NY)

Birth
1917

Marsha Hunt, Chicago Ill, actress (Jennifer-Peck's Bad Girl, Jigsaw)

Birth
1917

Martin Donnelly, cricketer (brilliant lefty bat for NZ post-war)

Birth
1917

1st British bombing of Germany

Event
1917

Maria J "Marie" Bakker, actress/wife of Maarten Stranger, dies at 59

Death
1918

De Kooy airport in Netherlands opens

Event
1918

Gordon White, cricketer (WW I Superb S African batsman 1905-12), dies

Death
1918

Yugoslavia proclaims itself a republic

Event
1919

John Moroney, cricketer (Australian opener 1949-51)

Birth
1919

Rita Hayworth, NY, [Marguerita C Casino], actress (Gilda, Pal Joey)

Birth
1919

Radio Corporation of America (RCA) created

Event
1920

Chicago Bears (as Decatur Staleys) play 1st NFL game, win 7-0

Event
1920

Rudolf Hrusinsky, Czech actor (Short Cut, Golden Eels)

Birth