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 This day in History - May 17
436 Historic Events for May 17
1905

Waseda U of Tokyo defeats LA High School 5-3 in baseball

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1905

John Patrick, screenwriter

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1906

Switzerland's Simpion Tunnel open to rail traffic

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1906

Eric Mensforth, president (Westland Aircraft)

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1907

Charles Cawley, British chief scientist/minister of power

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1907

Horace McMahon, South Norwalk Ct, actor (Martin Kane Private Eye)

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1907

Ilona Schacherer Elek, Budapest Hung, fencer (Olympic-gold-1936, 48)

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1908

Sigismund Toduta, composer

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1908

Zinka Milanov, Zagreb Yugoslavia, soprano (Ljublama Opera 1927)

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1909

Edward Playfair, British senior civil servant

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1909

Magda Schneider, actress (Eva, Going Gay, Be Mine Tonight)

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1909

White firemen on Georgia RR strike to protest hiring blacks

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1910

Canada sets the designs for the 1›-50› coins

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1911

36th Preakness: Eddie Dugan aboard Watervale wins in 1:51

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1911

Maureen O'Sullivan, Boyle Ireland, actress (Tarzan, Pride and Prejudice)

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1911

Knut Anders Haukfield, SOE Operative

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1912

Archibald Cox, special prosecutor (Watergate)

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1912

Sandor Vegh, violinist teacher conductor

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1912

Clarence "Ace" Parker, NFL QB (Brooklyn, Boston Yanks)

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1913

Lord Hirshfield, chartered accountant

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1913

Alec Ogilvie, CEO (Powell Duffryn)

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1914

Guido Masanetz, composer

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1914

Peter Leyten, bishop of Breda (1885-1914), dies at 79

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1915

40th Preakness: Douglas Hoffman aboard Rhine Maiden wins in 1:58

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1915

Cubs George "Zip" Zabel relieves with 2 outs in 1st and winds up with 4-3 19-inning win over Brooklyn in longest relief job ever

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