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 This day in History - November 17
368 Historic Events for November 17
1929

Stalin throws Nicolai Bucharin out of Politburo

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1930

Musical "Sweet and Low" with Fanny Brice premieres in NYC

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1930

Bob Mathias, Tulare Calif, decathelete (Olympic-gold-1948, 52)

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1930

David Werner Amram, Philadelphia Pa, composer (Splendor in the Grass)

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1930

Brian Joseph Lenihan, politician

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1931

John P Lotsy, botanist/geneticist (Resumptio Genetics), dies at 64

Death
1931

Georgi Atanasov, composer, dies at 50

Death
1931

Bradman scores 135 NSW v South Africa, 128 mins, 15 fours

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1932

German govt of von Papen, resigns

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1933

US recognizes USSR, opens trade

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1934

James M Inhofe, (Rep-R-Oklahoma)

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1934

Lyndon B Johnson marries Claudia Alta Taylor

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1935

Anton Sailer, Austria, skier (Olympic-3 golds-1956)

Birth
1936

Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy become overnight success on radio

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1936

Leni van Rijn-Vellekoop, Dutch MP (PvdA)

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1937

Britains Lord Halifax visits Germany, beginning of appeasement

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1937

Peter Edward Cook, Torquay England, actor/comedian (Bedazzled)

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1937

Jack Worrall, cricketer (Australian batsman 1885-99, 11 Tests), dies

Death
1938

Peter Snell, NZ, 800m/1500m runner (Olympic-gold-1960, 64)

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1938

Thomas Black, English industrial/auto collector

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1938

Alvaro Leon Cassuto, composer

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1938

Gordon Lightfoot, Ontario Canada, folksinger (Sundown)

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1938

Italy passes their own version of anti-Jewish Nuremberg laws

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1939

German U-boat torpedoes passenger ship

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1939

Jerome Kern/Hammerstein II's "Very Warm for May," premieres in NYC

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