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 This day in History - August 17
413 Historic Events for August 17
1988

NYC 1st case of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (9 year old Bronx boy)

Event
1988

LIRR says Penn station will get air conditioning in 1991

Event
1988

Butch Reynolds runs world record 400m (43.29)

Event
1988

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Event
1989

Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken moves into 3rd place (1,208th cons game)

Event
1989

32nd Walker Cup: Britain-Ireland, 12«-11«

Event
1990

Phyllis Polander sues Mike Tyson for sexual harassment

Event
1990

Pearl Bailey, actress (Landlord)/singer, dies of heart attack at 72

Death
1990

Roderick Cook, actor (Rockabye), dies of apparent heart attack at 58

Death
1990

Carlton Fisk hits White Sox record 187th HR

Event
1990

"Exorcist 3" premieres

Event
1991

Don Dubbins, actor (Enchanted Island, DI), dies at 63

Death
1991

Leo Geerts, [Marcel van der Linden], Belgian writer/critic, dies

Death
1991

Mervyn Nelson, director (Some of My Best Friends Are...), dies at 76

Death
1991

Royals Warren Cromartie's 1st major league HR since 1983

Event
1991

Mikhail Moseyevich Botvinnik, world Chess Champion

Birth
1992

Barbara Morgan, photographer (Martha Graham), dies at 92

Death
1992

Tommy Nutter, fashion designer (bell bottom pants), dies of AIDs at 49

Death
1992

Andr‚ de Villiers, South African, murdered

Death
1992

Kevin Gross of Dodgers tosses only 9-inning no-hitter of season, a 2-0

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1993

Robert C Maynard, CEO (Oakland Tribune), dies at 56

Death
1993

Max de Metz, Dutch publisher/translator, dies at 72

Death
1993

Max de Metz, Dutch publisher/translator/interpreter, dies at 72

Death
1994

Joseph Paul Jack Sharkey Zukauskas, boxer, dies at 91

Death
1994

Lesotho king Letsie II fires premier Ntsu Mokhehle

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