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 This day in History - November 17
368 Historic Events for November 17
1919

Hershy Kay, Philadelphia Penn, composer/arranger (Olympic Hymn)

Birth
1921

John McLaren, cricketer (one Test Aust v Eng 1912), dies

Death
1921

Fr‚ [Frederik] Meis, Dutch MP (Communist)

Birth
1922

Turkish sultan Mehmed VI flees to Malta on British warship

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1922

Emile Noel, international civil servant

Birth
1923

Bert Sutcliffe, cricketer (all-time great NZ left-handed bat)

Birth
1923

Robert Francis Vere Heuston, British professor of law

Birth
1924

Lucas J "Luc" Lutz, Dutch actor/director (Hague Comedy)

Birth
1925

Charles Mackerras, Schenectady NY, Australian conductor

Birth
1925

Rock Hudson, Winnetka, Ill, actor (Pillow Talk, A Farewell to Arms)

Birth
1925

Libby Newman, painter/printmaker/curator

Birth
1925

Colin Campbell Mitchell, soldier

Birth
1926

NHL's Chicago Black Hawks play their 1st game, beat Tor St Pats 4-1

Event
1927

Adolf A Joffe, Russian author/diplomat, commits suicide at 44

Death
1927

Ellis Hillman, politician

Birth
1927

Tornado hits Washington DC

Event
1928

Colin McDonald, cricketer (stalwart Australian opening bat for 1950's)

Birth
1928

Boston Garden officially opens

Event
1928

Notre Dame finally lost a football game after nearly 25 years

Event
1929

A F A Lilley, cricketer (92 dismissals in 35 Tests 1896-1909), dies

Death
1929

Herman Hollerith, German/US statistician (punch card), dies at 69

Death
1929

Edgar White, US, yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1952)

Birth
1929

Pieter A H Bos, Dutch lawyer/attorney general on Aruba

Birth
1929

Sumner White, US, yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1952)

Birth
1929

Pascual Ortiz Rubio elected president of Mexico

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