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 This day in History - January 17
414 Historic Events for January 17
1899

US takes possession of Wake Island in Pacific

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1899

Al Capone, Italy, gangster (Chicago bootlegging)

Birth
1899

Nevil Shute [Norway], London, novelist (On the Beach, Town Like Alice)

Birth
1899

Robert Maynard Hutchins, US, educator/civil libertarian

Birth
1899

Roel [Martinus F] Houwink, Dutch literary (1 Man Without Character)

Birth
1900

Olga Maria Nicolis di Robilant, patron of the arts

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1901

Jacob G Agarah, Swedish algologist, dies at 87

Death
1901

Vasily Petrovich Shirinsky, composer

Birth
1902

Gideon Scheepers, South Africa Boer leader, executed

Death
1902

Geoffrey W Lloyd, British minister of Brandstoffen/Energy (1951-55)

Birth
1903

Warren Hull, Gasport NY, actor (Strike it Rich, Who in the World)

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1904

Grant Withers, Pueblo CO, actor (Oklahoma, Annie)

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1904

Anton Chekhov's "Cherry Orchard" opens at Moscow Art Theater

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1904

Patsy Ruth Miller, actress (Quebec, Wide Open, Sap, Twin Beds)

Birth
1905

Punchboards patented by Charles Brewer and C G Scannell, Chicago

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1905

Franz Schmid, Germany, ascended northside of Matterhorn (1931)

Birth
1907

Henk H Badings, Bandung Indonesia, Dutch opera composer (Orestes)

Birth
1908

Ferdinand IV SMJJBFLGRRJ, ruler of Toscane, dies at 72

Death
1908

Akkineni LV Lakshmi Varaprasada Rao Prasad, producer

Birth
1910

Wilhelm F Kohlrausch, Germ physicist (Additiviteitsregel), dies at 69

Death
1910

Edith S Green, (Rep-D-Ore)

Birth
1910

Thomas Crapper, inventor (flush toilet), dies

Death
1910

Michael Economides, restaurateur

Birth
1911

Hermann Pfrogner, Austria, musicologist (Zerrissene Orpheus)

Birth
1911

Francis Galton, English scholar, dies at 88

Death