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 This day in History - May 17
436 Historic Events for May 17
1924

Thomas Baird, vice-admiral

Birth
1925

Cleveland Indian Tris Speaker gets his 3,000th hit

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1926

Tenniel Evans, rev/actor (10 Rillington Place, My Brother's Keeper)

Birth
1926

Lord Chamberlain, Earl of Airilet

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1926

Cicely Berry, voice director (Royal Shakespeare Company)

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1926

David Young, Lt-Gen/CEO (Cairn Tech)

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1926

Earl of Airlie, KT

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1926

Geoffrey Caston, vice chancellor (U of South Pacific)

Birth
1926

Lucien Herr, French leader (Correspondance entre Schiller), dies

Death
1926

Chiang Kai-shek is made supreme war lord in Canton

Event
1926

German govt of Marx takes power

Event
1927

Ronald Halstead, deputy CEO (British Steel)

Birth
1927

Chicago Cubs beat Boston Braves, 4-3, in 22 innings

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1928

9th modern Olympic games opens in Amsterdam

Event
1928

Donald Cameron Watt, historian

Birth
1928

Ian Griggs, bishop (Ludlow)

Birth
1928

Vivian Moses, biotechnologist

Birth
1929

Raymond Hide, geophysicist

Birth
1930

56th Kentucky Derby: Earl Sande aboard Gallant Fox wins in 2:07.6

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1930

Herbert David Croly, US founder (New Republic), dies at 61

Death
1931

Johan [Eliza J] de Master, art critic/writer, dies

Death
1931

Dewey Redman, jazz musician

Birth
1931

Timothy Cole, wood engraver, dies

Death
1932

Arthur Jones, principal (Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester)

Birth
1932

Colin Hope, CEO (T/N)

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