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 This day in History - November 17
368 Historic Events for November 17
1947

Rod Clements, rocker

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1948

Jaime Huelamo, Spain, cyclist (Olympic-bronze-1972) drug disqualified

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1948

Britain's House of Commons votes to nationalize steel industry

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1949

Thomas Lionel Hill, New Orleans, 110m hurdler (Olympic-bronze-1972)

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1949

John Boehner, (Rep-R-Ohio)

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1950

Roland Matthes, German DR, 100m/200m backstroke (Oly-gold-1968, 72)

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1951

Dean Paul Martin, Santa Monica Calif, actor (Billy-Misfits of Science)

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1952

Roman Codreanu, Romania, wrestler (Olympic-1980)

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1952

M Cyril Ramaphosa, sec-gen of South African Mine Workers' Union

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1953

St Louis Browns officially become the Baltimore Baseball Club Inc

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1953

Dino Martin Jr, rocker

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1953

Jilly Johnson, England, vocalist (Blonde on Blonde)

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1955

Bill McCreary, Ontario, NHL referee

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1955

Peter Cox, rocker (Go West-Call Me, Don't Look Down)

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1955

Yolanda King, actress (Fluke, Ghosts of Mississippi)

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1955

James Price Johnson, composer, dies at 64

Death
1956

Syracuse fullback Jim Brown, scores NCAA record of 43 pts (vs Colgate)

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1956

USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test

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1957

Daisy Fuentes, Havana Cuba, VJ (MTV International) (claims 1964)

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1957

WBOY TV channel 12 in Clarksburg, WV (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting

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1958

KAII TV channel 7 in Wailuku, HI (NBC) begins broadcasting

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1958

Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Oak Park Ill, actress (Color of Money)

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1958

Allison Finney, Winnetka IL, LPGA golfer (1989 Standard Register)

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1959

Giants slugger Willie McCovey wins NL Rookie of Year

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1959

De Beers firm of South Africa announces synthetic diamond

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