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 This day in History - September 17
471 Historic Events for September 17
1948

Count Folke Bernadotte, UN mediator for Palestine, assassinated

Death
1948

Ruth Benedict, anthropoligst, dies

Death
1948

KCOP TV channel 13 in Los Angeles/Hollywood, CA (IND) begins

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1948

John Ritter, Burbank Calif, actor (Jack-3's Company, Hearts Afire)

Birth
1948

Patricia Kluge, Baghdad Iraq, wife of Billionaire John Kluge

Birth
1948

Lillian Brainthwaite, Brit actress (Man About the House), dies at 75

Death
1948

WLS TV channel 7 in Chicago, IL (ABC) begins broadcasting

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1949

WFAA TV channel 8 in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting

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1949

8th Ryder Cup: US beats Europe, 7-5 at Ganton GC, England

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1949

128 die as fire guts Canadian passenger steamer Noronic in Toronto

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1949

North Atlantic Treaty Council meets for 1st time

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1950

San Francisco 49ers (formerly AAFC) play 1st NFL game, lose 21-17

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1950

Fee Waybill, Ohaha Neb, rocker (Tubes)

Birth
1951

Romanian bishop A Pacha of Timisoara sentenced to 18 years

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1951

Cassandra Peterson, [Elvira], KS, actress (Echo Park, Elvira)

Birth
1951

"Borscht Capades" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 90 performances

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1952

"I am an American Day" and "Constitution Day" renamed "Citizenship Day"

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1952

Steve Sanders, Richland Ga, country singer (Oak Ridge Boys-Elvira)

Birth
1953

Henry Holden Huss, composer, dies at 91

Death
1953

1st successful separation of Siamese twins

Event
1953

Ernie Banks becomes Chicago Cubs 1st black player

Event
1953

Emil Ermatinger, Switz, literature critic, dies at 80

Death
1954

Rocky Marciano KOs Ezzard Charles in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

Event
1955

Future Hall of Famer Oriole Brooks Robinson goes 2-4 in his 1st game

Event
1955

Scott William Simpson, San Diego CA, PGA golfer (1987 US Open)

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