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 This day in History - May 17
436 Historic Events for May 17
1941

Pennsylvania declares legal holiday to honor A's manager Connie Mack

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1942

Caroline Charles, fashion designer

Birth
1942

Taj Mahal, NYC, singer/songwriter (Real Thing)

Birth
1942

Dutch SS vows loyalty to Hitler

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1943

Montagu Love, actor (Wind), dies at 65

Death
1944

General Eisenhower sets D-Day for June 5th

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1944

Chinese/US arm forces take Myitkyina Airport, Burma

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1944

-18] Allied air raid on Surabaja, Java

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1944

Arif Butt, cricketer (pace bowler for Pakistan in three Tests 1964-65)

Birth
1944

Operation Straightline: Allies land in Neth New-Guinea

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1944

Paul Crossley, concert pianist

Birth
1944

Jesse Winchester, Shreveport La, singer/songwriter (Learn to Love it)

Birth
1944

Canon P B Price, general secretary, USPG

Birth
1945

2 US P-47 Thunderbolts bomb Kiushu

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1945

Jan van Geenen, resistance fighter, dies

Death
1945

D A S Pennefather, Maj-General/Commandant (General Royal Marines)

Birth
1945

Sasaki Shigetsu Sokei-an, founder 1st Zen Institute of America, dies

Death
1945

George Miller, (Rep-D-CA, 1975- )

Birth
1946

Sinaida Turchina, USSR, team handball (Olympic-gold-1976)

Birth
1946

Pres Truman seizes control of nation's railroads to delay a strike

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1946

KVP Labor/Communists win 1st post-WW2 Dutch parliamentary elections

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1947

John Traicos, cricketer (in Egypt South Africa 1970, Zimbabwe 1992-93)

Birth
1947

"Street Scene" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 148 performances

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1948

Bill Bruford, English pop drummer (Yes, King Crimson-Red, Genesis)

Birth
1948

Israel liberates Acre, Nebi Yusha and Telel-Kadi

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