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 This day in History - September 17
471 Historic Events for September 17
1892

Ignaz V Zingerle Edler von Simmersberg, Austrian, dies

Death
1893

Abel J Herzberg, Russ/Dutch writer (Persecution of Jews)

Birth
1894

Fay Compton, [Virginia Lillian Emeline Compton], actress (Haunting)

Birth
1895

Auguste Toulet, Belgian balloonist, dies

Death
1896

Denise Grey, [Edouardine Verthuy], Turin Italy, actress (Julietta)

Birth
1897

3rd US Golf Open: Joe Lloyd shoots a 162 at Chicago GC in Wheaton Ill

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1899

Winnie Lightner, Greenport NY, comedienne (Sit Tight, Side Show)

Birth
1899

1st British troops leave Bombay for South Africa

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1900

Queen Victoria disbands British parliament

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1900

Commonwealth of Australia proclaimed

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1901

Battle at Blood River Port: Boer Gen Botha beats mjr Goughs cavalry

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1901

Battle at Elands River Port: Boer Gen Smuts destroys unit 17th Lancers

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1901

Francis Charles Chinester, yachtsman/aviator

Birth
1902

Esther Ralston, Bar Harbor ME, American Venus/actress (Old Ironsides)

Birth
1902

US protests anti-semitism in Romania

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1903

Boston Pilgrims clinch AL pennant, beating Cleveland, 14-3

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1904

Frederick Ashton, British choreographer (Cinderella)

Birth
1904

Jerry Colonna, Boston MA, actor (Road to Morocco, Road to Singapore)

Birth
1905

Dolores Costello, Pittsburgh PA, actress (Little Lord Fauntleroy)

Birth
1905

Hans Freudenthal, Dutch mathematician/director (OWandOC)

Birth
1905

Jorge Urrutia Blondel, composer

Birth
1906

Junius Richard Jayawardene, president (Sri Lanka, 1978-89)

Birth
1906

Playing as "Sullivan," Columbia U jr Eddie Collins debuts with A's

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1907

Desmond Heap, authority on British planning law

Birth
1907

Ignaz Brull, composer, dies at 60

Death