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 This day in History - September 17
471 Historic Events for September 17
1942

Desmond Lynam, British sportscaster

Birth
1942

Beverly Aadland, Hollywood Cal, Errol Flynns last girlfriend

Birth
1943

Red Army recaptures Brjansk

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1943

Load of "ammunition in transit" explodes at Norfolk Naval Air Station

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1943

Sarah Lucas, theatre administrator

Birth
1943

Dick Tyldesley, cricketer (7 Tests for England), dies

Death
1943

Samuel T Durrance, Tallahassee Fl, PhD/astronaut (STS 35, STS 67)

Birth
1944

... Kussin, German gen-maj/commanding Arnhem, dies in battle

Death
1944

British Premier Winston Churchill travels to US

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1944

Dutch begin railroad strike against German occupiers

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1944

Operation Market Garden: British airborne division lands Arnhem Neth

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1944

Mary Lou Crocker, LPGA golfer

Birth
1944

Reinhold Messner, Italian mountain climber (Mount Everest)

Birth
1945

Phil Jackson, Deer Lodge Montana, NBA star (Knicks)/coach (Bulls)

Birth
1946

Michael Jack, British minister of state-home office

Birth
1946

"Gypsy Lady," opens at Century Theater NYC for 79 performances

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1946

Billy Bonds, British soccer player

Birth
1946

"If the Shoe Fits," opens at Century Theater NYC for 20 performances

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1947

Robert Kidd, marine geoscientist

Birth
1947

Jeff MacNelly, Puliter Prize-winning cartoonist (Shoe)

Birth
1947

Tessa Jowell, British MP

Birth
1947

US Dept of Defense forms

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1947

James Forrestal sworn in as 1st US secretary of defense

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1947

Jackie Robinson is named Rookie of Year by Sporting News

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1948

Andr‚ S‚rot, colonel/commandant of French air force (WW II), dies

Death