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 This day in History - May 17
436 Historic Events for May 17
1864

N Hawthorne, writer, dies at 59

Death
1864

Battle of Adairsville Georgia, Union forces Confederates to retreat

Event
1866

Erik Alfred Satie, Honfleur France, composer (M‚moirs d'un Amb‚sique)

Birth
1866

Adolf Bernhard Marx, composer, dies at 70

Death
1867

Gerrit Mannoury, Dutch mathematician/philosopher

Birth
1871

Indians fighter Gen Sherman escapes in ambulance vs Comanches

Event
1871

Henricus P Bremmer, art historian (Modern Kunstwerken)

Birth
1872

Bohemian Club incorporated

Event
1872

Fryderyk Edward Sobolewski, composer, dies at 63

Death
1873

Dorothy Miller Richardson, Abingdon Berkshire, novelist

Birth
1873

Henri Barbusse, Asnieres France, novelist (Le Feu)

Birth
1875

1st Kentucky Derby: Oliver Lewis aboard Aristides wins in 2:37.75

Event
1876

Alban Collignon, Belgian sport journalist

Birth
1876

7th US Cavalry under Custer leaves Ft Lincoln

Event
1877

Edwin T Holmes installs 1st telephone switchboard burglar alarm

Event
1878

Conway Tearle, US actor (Klondike Annie, Should Ladies Behave?)

Birth
1881

Revised version of New Testament

Event
1881

Frederick Douglass appointed recorder of deeds for Wash DC

Event
1881

7th Kentucky Derby: Jim McLaughlin aboard Hindoo wins in 2:40

Event
1883

Buffalo Bill Cody's 1st wild west show premieres in Omaha

Event
1883

Lydia Estes Pinklham, patent-medicine manufacturer, dies

Death
1884

Alaska becomes a US territory

Event
1884

Louis Brassin, composer, dies at 43

Death
1886

Alfonso XIII, Borb¢n King of Spain (1902-31)

Birth
1888

A P "Tich" Freeman, cricket leg-spinner (legend for Kent and England)

Birth