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 This day in History - September 17
471 Historic Events for September 17
1935

Manuel Luis Quez¢n y Molina chosen 1st president of Philippines

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1936

Richard Gaskell, solicitor/president (Law Society)

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1936

Mischa de Vreede, poetess (Our Eternal Hunger)

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1936

Jennifer Dickson, artist/photographer

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1937

1st NFL game in Washington, DC; Redskins beat NY Giants 13-3

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1937

Albertine Sarrazin, French author (L'astragale, La Cavale)

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1938

Paul Benedict, Silver City NM, actor (Harry-Jeffersons)

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1938

Alec Broers, master (Churchill College Cambridge)

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1938

Don Budge wins US Tennis open and completes Grand Slam

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1938

52nd US Womens Tennis: Alice Marble beats Nancye Wynne Bolton (60 63)

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1938

58th US Mens Tennis: J Donald Budge beats C Gene Mako (63 68 62 61)

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1938

British premier Neville Chamberlain leaves Munich

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1939

David H Souter, Weir NH, 107th Supreme Court Justice (1990- )

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1939

Joseph Mosikili, South African actor/singer

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1939

Lamonte McLemore, St Louis Mo, rock vocalist (5th Dimension)

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1939

Poland's president Moscicki and PM Slawoj-Skladkowski flee to Romania

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1939

German U-29 sinks British aircraft carrier Courageous, 519 die

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1939

Russia invades Eastern Poland, takes 217,000 Poles prisoner

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1939

Soviet Union invades Poland during WW II

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1940

Nazis deprive Jews of possessions

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1940

Hitler begins invasion of England (operation Seel”we)

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1941

Robert T Matsui, (Rep-D-California, 1979- )

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1941

William Grut, Sweden, penthalete (Olympic-gold-1948)

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1941

Cards' Stan Musial makes his major league debut, going 2-for-4

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1942

Doris Brown-Heritage, US, 800m track star (Olympic-gold-1968)

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