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 This day in History - August 17
413 Historic Events for August 17
1982

South Bend, Ind jury acquits self-avowed racist Joseph Paul Franklin

Event
1982

LA Dodgers beat Chicago Cubs, 6-5, in 21 innings (game completed 8/18)

Event
1983

Ira Gershwin, lyricist, dies in Beverly Hills at 86

Death
1983

-19] Hurricane Alicia, kills 17 in Texas

Event
1984

Holly Roffey, youngest heart transplant, dies at 4 weeks

Death
1984

Pete Rose returns to Cin Reds as player-manager (gets 2 hits)

Event
1985

1,400 meatpackers walk off the job at a Geo A Hormel and Co plant

Event
1985

Rajiv Gandhi announces Punjab state elections in India

Event
1985

Dave Kingman hits his 400th HR

Event
1985

Sara Trollinger forms House of Hope in Orlando

Event
1986

Bryton McClure, Lakewood Calif, actor (Richie-Family Matters)

Birth
1986

Red Sox trade shortstop Rey Quinones and pitcher Mike Trujillo to Mariners for shortstop Spike Owen and outfielder Dave Henderson

Event
1986

Rioting at DMC concert, 40 injured

Event
1986

Pat Bradley wins LPGA Nestle World Golf Championship

Event
1986

Cindy Mackey wins LPGA MasterCard International Golf Pro-Am

Event
1986

Bronze pig statue unveiled at Seattle's Pike Place Market

Event
1987

Charles Drummond de Andrade, Brazilian poet, dies at 84

Death
1987

Rudolph Hess, Nazi (46 years in Spandau Prison), commits suicide at 93

Death
1987

Dow Jones Industrial Avg closes above 2,700 for 1st time (2,700.57)

Event
1987

Bunt single gives Paul Molitor longest hit streak of 1980s at 32 games

Event
1987

Mohammad Ali elected to "Ring" magazine's Boxing Hall of Fame

Event
1988

Mohammad Zia Ul-Haq, pres of Pakistan (1978-88), dies in plane crash at 64

Death
1988

Victoria Shaw, actress (Alvarez Kelly, Westworld), dies

Death
1988

Franklin D Roosevelt Jr, (Rep-D-NY, 1949-55), dies on 74th birthday

Death
1988

Republicans nominate George Bush for president

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