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 This day in History - May 17
436 Historic Events for May 17
1915

Last liberal British govt of Asquith falls

Event
1915

Joseph D Craggs, electrical engineer

Birth
1915

National Baptist Convention chartered

Event
1916

Gervais Bernard Gaston Salvayre, composer, dies at 68

Death
1916

John Hinde, photographer/circus promoter

Birth
1916

Cornelis A Eman, Aruban politician

Birth
1916

British Summer Time (Daylight Savings), 1st introduced

Event
1918

Birgit Nilsson, Karup Sweden, operatic soprano (Elektra, Salome)

Birth
1919

Bohumil Pazdirek, composer, dies at 80

Death
1920

Maitland Hathorn, cricketer (325 runs in 12 Tests S Afr 1901-11), dies

Death
1920

1st flight by Dutch airlines KLM (Koninklijke-Luchtvaart-Maatschappij)

Event
1920

Harriet Van Horne, Syracuse NY, columnist/panelist (Leave it to Girls)

Birth
1920

Lydia Wideman, Finland, 10K cross country skier (Olympic-gold-1952)

Birth
1920

1st De Havilland double-decker flight (London) lands in Schiphol

Event
1921

Dennis Brain, London England, french-hornist (Serenade)

Birth
1921

John Garlick, British senior civil servant

Birth
1921

President Harding opens (via telephone) 1st Valencia Orange Show

Event
1921

Belgian-Luxembourg sign customs union

Event
1923

Fire during closing day ceremonies at Grover Cleveland School (SC)

Event
1923

Michael Beetham, Marshal (RAF)

Birth
1923

Peter Mennin[i], Erie Pennsylvania, composer (Moby Dick)

Birth
1923

Miles Wingate, deputy master (Trinity House)

Birth
1924

50th Kentucky Derby: John Mooney aboard Black Gold wins in 2:05.2

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1924

Frantisek Kovaricek, composer

Birth
1924

Lord Tombs, CEO (Rolls Royce)

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