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 This day in History - September 17
471 Historic Events for September 17
1984

Brian Mulroney sworn in as Canada's 18th PM succeeding John Turner

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1985

Soyuz T-14 carries 3 cosmonauts to Salyut 7 space station

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1985

Laura Ashley, Welsh fashion designer, dies by accident

Death
1986

Marina Stepanova of USSR sets 400m hurdle woman's record (52.94)

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1986

Patricia Phoenix, English actress (Coronation Street), dies at 62

Death
1986

US Senate confirms William Rehnquist as 16th chief justice

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1986

Mets clinch NL East Championship

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1986

Bomb attack in Paris, 6 killed

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1987

Phila celebrates 200th anniversary of Constitution

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1988

Jeff Reardon becomes 1st to record 40 or more saves in both AL and NL

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1988

Military coup in Haiti: Lt Gen Avril takes control, Henri Namphy flees

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1988

24th Olympic games open at Seoul, Korea

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1989

Jay Stewart, annoucer on Lets Make a Deal, commits suicide

Death
1989

Hurricane Hugo begins 4 day sweep through Caribbean, killing 62

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1989

NYC court of appeals overturns lower court decision and returns America's Cup back to US (from NZ)

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1989

Emmy Creative Arts Award presentation

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1989

Beth Daniel wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic

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1989

-21] Hurricane Hugo, kills 85 in Charleston SC

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1989

41st Emmy Awards: LA Law, Cheers, Dana Delany and Candice Bergen win

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1990

Newspaper Guild votes 242-35 to keep NY Post publishing

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1990

Soviet Union and Saudi Arabia restore diplomatic ties

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1991

UN admits Estonia, Latvia, Lithuiania, North and South Korea, Marshall Islands and Micronesia

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1991

4,355 turn out to see Expos play NY Mets at Shea Stadium

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1992

Feodor Chaliapin Jr, actor (King's Whore), dies after illness at 87

Death
1992

William A Swanberg, biographer (Henry Luce, Pulitzer 1973), dies at 84

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