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 This day in History - August 17
413 Historic Events for August 17
1994

NY Central park reservior officially named after Jackie Kennedy Onasis

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1994

Elias Canetti, buried next to James Joyce

Death
1995

China PR performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC

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1995

David Warrilow, actor (Simon, Radio Days, Barton Fink), dies at 60

Death
1995

Howard Koch, screenwriter, dies at 92

Death
1995

Marjorie Sykes, peace campaigner, dies at 90

Death
1995

William Strethan "Wild Bill" Davis, musician, dies at 76

Death
1996

Edward Digby Baltzell, Ivy League sociologist, dies at 80

Death
1996

Soyuz TM-24, launched into orbit

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1997

79th PGA Championship: Davis Love III shoots a 269 at Winged Foot GC

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1997

First of America Senior Golf Classic

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1997

Macy's Tap-o-mania

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1997

Weetabix Women's British LPGA Open

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