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 This day in History - September 17
471 Historic Events for September 17
1971

Octus Polk, NFL guard (Chic Bears)

Birth
1972

Akim Tamiroff, actor (Hotel Paradisio, Lord Jim), dies at 72

Death
1972

BART begins passenger service in SF

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1972

Darrius Johnson, NFL defensive back (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)

Birth
1972

Allen Williams, NFL running back (Detroit Lions)

Birth
1972

Tanzania troops march in to Uganda

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1972

Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Quality First Golf Classic

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1972

"M*A*S*H," premieres on NBC TV

Event
1973

David Reid, Phila, light middleweight boxer (Olympics-gold-96)

Birth
1973

Hugo Winterhalter, composer, dies at 63

Death
1974

Courageous (US) beats Southern Cross (Aust) in 23rd America's Cup

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1974

Rasheed Wallace, NBA forward (Portland Trailblazers)

Birth
1974

Jason Hewitt, Australian baseball infielder (Olympics-1996)

Birth
1974

Bas Leferink, soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles)

Birth
1975

Rollout of 1st space shuttle orbiter Enterprise (OV-101)

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1976

Ringo releases "Ringo's Rotogravure" album

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1976

NASA publicly unveils space shuttle Enterprise in Palmdale, Calif

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1976

Amnesty International receives Erasmus-prize

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1976

Jonathan Nichols, Wilmington Del, dance skater (and Tami Tyler)

Birth
1976

Trincy Low, Miss Malaysia Universe (1997)

Birth
1977

Latoya Warning, Suriname 4th Miss Teenager (1993)

Birth
1977

Becky Turner, Marietta Ga, rhythmic gymnast (Olympics-96)

Birth
1977

China PR performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC

Event
1977

Dave Kingman hits his 1st Yankee homer, Reggie hits 2 more

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1977

Fleetwood Mac's "Rumors" is #1 for 19th straight week

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