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 This day in History - June 17
383 Historic Events for June 17
1945

Tony Roche, tennis coach

Birth
1945

Eddy Merckx, Belgium, cyclist (5 time winner of Tour de France)

Birth
1945

Ken Livingstone, MP (Labour)

Birth
1945

Day of Unity in West Germany (National Day)

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1946

Marcy Kaptur, (Rep-D-HA, 1983- )

Birth
1946

Barry Manilow, Bkln NY, singer/pianist (Mandy, I Write the Songs)

Birth
1946

SW Bell inaugurates mobile telephone commercial service, St Louis

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1947

Pan Am Airways chartered as 1st worldwide passenger airline

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1947

Earnest Reuter becomes mayor of Berlin

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1947

1st round-the-world civil air service leaves NYC

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1948

Joe Cronin pinch hit HRs in both ends of a doubleheader

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1948

David Concepcion, Venezuela, all star shortstop (Cincinnati Reds)

Birth
1948

Rub‚n Blades, Panama, singer/actor (Fatal Beauty, Critical Condition)

Birth
1949

Helen Rosenthal, British teacher/health administrator

Birth
1950

Syed Wazir Ali, cricketer (7 Tests for India), dies

Death
1950

Egypt, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and Syria sign security pact

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1950

Cathy Sherk, LPGA golfer

Birth
1950

1st kidney transplant (Chicago)

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1951

Carl Vogler, composer, dies at 77

Death
1951

"Flahooley" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 40 performances

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1951

Joe Piscopo, Passaic NJ, comedian (SNL, Miller Lite commercials)

Birth
1952

2 mine cave-ins at Charleroi, Belgium

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1952

Alberto Williams, Argentine composer (Etrerno Reposo), dies at 89

Death
1953

Most runs scored in 1 inning (17 by Red Sox)

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1953

Riots in East Germany for reunification

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