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 This day in History - May 17
436 Historic Events for May 17
1888

Selmer Jackson, Iowa, actor (Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp)

Birth
1889

Alfonso Reyes, Mexican poet/historian/diplomat (Higenia Cruel)

Birth
1889

Marcel Moyse, Saint-Amour, France, flutist (20 Exercises et ‚tudes)

Birth
1889

William Roxby Beverly, artist, dies

Death
1890

Clyde Fitch's "Beau Brummel," premieres in NYC

Event
1890

Philip James, composer

Birth
1890

Pietro Costanzi's opera "Rustic Chivalry," premieres in Rome

Event
1890

Comic Cuts, 1st weekly comic paper, published in London

Event
1892

Gy”rgy Klapka, Hungarian general/parliament leader, dies at 72

Death
1894

19th Preakness: Fred Taral aboard Assignee wins in 1:49¬

Event
1895

W G Grace completes his 100th 100 v Somerset at Bristol

Event
1896

Hannah Tillich, writer

Birth
1896

Brazilio da Cunha Luz Itibere, composer

Birth
1898

Camp Merritt forms in Presidio [see 0503]

Event
1899

Ralf Harolde, Pittsburgh PA, actor (Framed, Smart Money, Tip-off)

Birth
1899

Victoria and Albert Museum foundation laid England

Event
1900

Ruhollah Khomeini, Iran's ayatollah (1979-89)

Birth
1900

Nicolai Berezowsky, composer

Birth
1900

British troops relieve Mafeking (Cape Colony)

Event
1901

Werner Egk, Auchsesheim Germany, composer (Die Zaubergeige)

Birth
1902

John Vincent, composer

Birth
1903

Cleve Indians beat NY Highlanders 9-2 in Columbus Ohio

Event
1903

Douglas Packard, British Lt General

Birth
1904

Jean Gabin, [Alexis Moncorg‚], actor (Stormy Waters, French Can Can)

Birth
1904

Maurice Ravel's "Sh‚h‚razade," premieres in Paris

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