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 This day in History - January 17
414 Historic Events for January 17
1878

Oscar Apfel, Cleve, actor (Abraham Lincoln, Inspiration, Before Dawn)

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1880

Mack Sennett, movie creator (Keystone Kops)

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1881

Alfred R Radcliffe-Browne, British anthropologist (Andaman Islanders)

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1882

1st Dutch female physician Aletta Jacobs opens office

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1884

Noah Beery, US actor (Mark of Zorro, Sea Wolf)

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1885

Brits beat Mahdists at Battle of Abu Klea in Sudan

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1885

Joseph Arendt, Belgian worker's union leader

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1885

E Ball-Hennings, writer

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1886

Amilcare Ponchielli, Italian composer (La Gioconda), dies at 51

Death
1886

Ronald Firbank, London, novelist (Flower Beneath the Foot)

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1886

Glenn Luther Martin, aviator (Collier Trophy-1933)

Birth
1889

Juan Montalvo, Ecuadorian author (Siete Tratados), dies at 56

Death
1890

Salomon Sulzer, composer, dies at 85

Death
1891

Walter Eucken, German economist

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1891

Marjorie Gateson, Bkln NY, actress (One Man's Family)

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1891

Norman "Squab" Read, US aviator who lived to be 101

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1891

Johannes Josephus Hermanus Verhulst, composer, dies at 74

Death
1892

Alexandre Levy, composer, dies at 27

Death
1893

-17øF (-27øC), Millsboro, Delaware (state record)

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1893

Queen Liliuokalani deposed, Kingdom of Hawaii becomes a republic

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1893

Rutherford B Hayes, 19th US Pres (1877-81), dies in Fremont Ohio at 70

Death
1895

French president Casimir-Perier resigns

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1895

F‚lix Faure installed as president of France

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1896

Harry Reser, Ohio, orch leader (Sammy Kaye Show)

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1897

Nils Asther, Malm” Sweden, actor (Bluebeard, Night Monster)

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