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 This day in History - January 17
414 Historic Events for January 17
1911

Percy Mackaye's "Scarecrow," premieres in NYC

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1911

Failed assassination attempt on premier Briand in French Assembly

Event
1911

Luis W Alvarez, US, physicist (sub atomic, Nobel 1968) [or Jun 13]

Birth
1912

Robert Scott expedition arrives at South Pole, 1 month after Amundsen

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1912

Orest Alexandrovich Evlahkov, composer

Birth
1913

Raymond Poincar‚ elected president of France

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1913

Carl Baermann, composer, dies at 73

Death
1913

Yuvraj of Patiala, cricketer (scored 24 and 60 in only Test India v Eng)

Birth
1913

Werenfried [Flip] van Straaten, founder (Oostpriesterhulp)

Birth
1914

Gerhart Hauptmann's "Der Bogen des Odysseus," premieres in Berlin

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1915

Antoni van Leeuwenhoek's Hospital in Amsterdam opens

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1915

Russia occupies Bukovina and Western Ukraine

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1916

Professional Golfer Assn (PGA) forms in NYC

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1916

1st PGA Championship: Jim Barnes at Siwanoy CC Bronxville NY

Event
1916

Joel Herron, Chicago Ill, orch leader (Jaye P Morgan Show)

Birth
1917

US pays Denmark $25 million for Virgin Islands (or 3/21)

Event
1917

Oskar Morawetz, Svetla Czechoslovakia, composer

Birth
1917

Hendrik Goeman Borgesius, Dutch politician, dies at 70

Death
1917

Maruthur Gopalan Ramachandran, (MGR), Indian film star, politician

Birth
1917

Ulyses Simpson Kay, composer

Birth
1918

Joseph Walker Barr, banker/politician

Birth
1920

Joseph George Handy Hendleman, musician

Birth
1920

Paul Deschanel elected president of France

Event
1920

Nora Kaye, NYC, prima ballerina

Birth
1921

Dehl Berti, Pueblo Colo, actor (John Taylor-Guns of Paradise)

Birth