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Today In History

            Here is what happened on Tuesday - October 17th...
            It is day 290 of the year 2017, and there are 75 days left...

      Famous People Born On This Day In History...

            1915,Arthur Miller, playwright.
     Today, this person is/would be 102 years old.
            1918,Rita Hayworth, actress.
     Today, this person is/would be 99 years old.
            1948,George Wendt, of Cheers fame, (NORM!).
     Today, this person is/would be 69 years old.
            1958,Alan Jackson, singer songwriter.
     Today, this person is/would be 59 years old.

      Events On This Day In History...

            1492,Columbus sights the isle of San Salvador.
            1781,Cornwallis is defeated at Yorktown.
            1860,First professional golf tournament is held, in Scotland.
            1904,Bank of Italy (Bank of America) opens its doors.
            1989,Destructive earthquake strikes northern California (7.1).

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