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 This day in History - May 17
436 Historic Events for May 17
1948

Soviet Union recognized Israel

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1949

British government recognizes Republic of Ireland

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1949

Timothy Cordy, British director (Town/Country Planning Assn)

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1950

Eduardo Fabini, composer, dies at 67

Death
1950

A A Johnson, MP

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1950

Christian Lacroix, French couturier (Chic Frills)

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1950

Keith Bradley, MP

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1951

Simon Hughes, MP

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1951

I R Evans, CEO (Hyder, Welsh Water)

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1951

Karl Heinrich David, composer, dies at 66

Death
1952

78th Preakness: Conn McCreary aboard Blue Man wins in 1:57.4

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1952

Jody Pijper, Dutch (background) singer

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1953

Nicholas Bacon, premier baronet of England

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1953

Kathleen Sullivan, Pasadena Ca, newscaster (ABC-TV, CBS Morning Show)

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1953

Patty Berg wins LPGA Reno Golf Open

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1953

Yoko Shimada, Kumamota Japan, author (Kir Royal)/actress (Shogun)

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1953

George Johnson, LA Calif, rocker (Brothers Johnson)

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1953

Eric De Lamarter, composer, dies at 73

Death
1953

Yanks and Browns use record 41 players in a game

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1954

John Iles, dolby supervisor (Elephant Man, Richard III)

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1954

Michael Roberts, jockey

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1954

Supreme Court unanimously rules on Brown v Topeka Board of Education reversed 1896 "separate but equal" Plessy Vs Ferguson decision

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1955

Alan Fairfax, cricketer (10 Tests for Australia 1928-31), dies

Death
1955

Francesco Balilla Pratella, composer, dies at 75

Death
1955

Bill Paxton, actor (Brain Dead, Next of Kin, Indian Summer, True Lies)

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