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 This day in History - December 17
387 Historic Events for December 17
1988

77th Davis Cup: Germany beats Sweden in Gothenburg (4-1)

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1988

USS Tennessee, 1st sub to carry Trident 2 missiles, commissioned

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1988

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

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1988

NY Islanders break 12 game losing streak, beat Devils 5-2

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1988

Bryan Murray becomes 17th NHL coach to win 300 games (Wash Caps)

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1989

Brazil elects conservative Fernando Collor de Mello pres

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1989

78th Davis Cup: Germany beats Sweden in Stuttgart (3-2)

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1989

Patti Rizzo/Mike Hill wins LPGA Mazda Golf Championship

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1989

Michael Bevan scores cricket century on 1st-class debut (114 SA v WA)

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1990

Don Draper, actor (Pepper Agent 00X), dies of AIDS at 61

Death
1990

Mieke Verstraete, Belgian/Neth actress (Pleasant Settled), dies at 79

Death
1990

KTBN, Salt Lake City Utah, begins shortwave radio transmissions

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1991

Patrick Manning becomes premier of Trinidad and Tobago

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1991

John Blatnik, (Rep-Minnesota, 1947-75), dies at 80

Death
1991

Cleveland Cavaliers beat Miami Heat 148-80, by record 68 pts

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1991

NBA's most lopsided game Cleveland beats Miami 148-80

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1991

Soap opera "One Life To Live" airs its 6,000th episode

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1992

Dana Andrews, US actor (Laura), dies of pneumonia at 83

Death
1992

"Christmas Carol" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 22 performances

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1992

Gen Suwa finds tooth of 4.4 million year old Australopithecus ramidus

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1993

Bangladesh moslem call for murder of feminist Taslima Nasrin

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1993

Kevin Scott skates world record 1000 m (1:12.54)

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1993

Northern Exposure star Barry Corbin falls off his horse

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1993

Tennis star Boris Becker (26) weds Barbara Feltus (27)

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1993

Janet Margolin, US actress (Annie Hall), dies at 50 of ovarian cancer

Death