Monday, 17 May 2010

May 17 - Summary

May 17th Summary:

May 17 - Events

May 17th Details:
May 17th Events:
1521 – Edward Stafford, the 3rd Duke of Buckingham, is executed after being found guilty of treason.
1536 – George Boleyn, Viscount Rochford & 4 other men are executed for treason.
1590 – Anne of Denmark is crowned Queen of Scotland.
1642 – Paul Chomedey de Maisonneuve founds the Ville Marie de Montréal.
1673 – The Mississippi River is explored by Louis Joliet & Jacques Marquette.
1775 – Continental Congress bans trade with Canada (American Revolutionary War).
1792 – The New York Stock Exchange is formed.
1805 – Muhammad Ali becomes Wāli of Egypt.
1809 – The annexation of the Papal States to the French Empire is ordered by Napoleon I of France.
1814 – Occupation of Monaco changes from French to Austrian.
1814 – The Constitution of Norway is signed - Danish Crown Prince Christian Frederik is elected King of Norway.
1849 – Fire in St. Louis, Missouri.
1860 – TSV 1860 München (German football club) is founded.
1863 – Cantares Gallegos, the 1st book in the Galician language is published by Rosalía de Castro.
1865 – The International Telegraph Union is established in Paris.
1873 – El Paso, Texas is established by charter from the Texas Legislature.
1875 – The first Kentucky Derby is won by Aristides.
1877 – Victorian Football League of Australia is founded.
1900 – British troops relieve Mafeking (Second Boer War).
1902 – The Antikythera mechanism, an ancient mechanical analog computer, is discovered by Greek archaeologist Valerios Stais.
1914 – Protocol of Corfu is signed - this recognises full autonomy to Northern Epirus under nominal Albanian sovereignty.
1915 – Last British Liberal Party government (led by Herbert Henry Asquith) falls.
1927 – Major Harold Geiger, dies after crashing of his Airco DH.4 de Havilland plane at Olmstead Field, Pennsylvania.
1933 – Nasjonal Samling, the national-socialist party of Norway, is formed by Vidkun Quisling & Johan Bernhard Hjort.
1940 – Germany occupies Brussels, Belgium (World War II).
1940 – Dutch town of Middelburg is bombed by the German Luftwaffe, to force the surrender of the Dutch armies in Zeeland (World War II).
1943 – Dambuster Raids by No. 617 Squadron RAF on German dams (World War II).
1967 – Six-Day War - Egyptian President Abdul Nasser demands dismantling of the peace-keeping UN Emergency Force in Egypt.
1969 – Soviet Venera 6 begins its descent into the atmosphere of Venus, sending back atmospheric data (Venera program).
1970 – Thor Heyerdahl starts sailing from Morocco, to cross the Atlantic Ocean, on the papyrus boat Ra II.
1974 – Terrorist bombings in Dublin & Monaghan, Ireland.
1980 – General Chun Doo-hwan of South Korea declares martial law.
1980 – Maoist guerrilla group Shining Path, on the eve of presidential elections, attacks a polling location in the town of Chuschi, Ayacucho.
1983 – Signing of an agreement on Israel's withdrawal from Lebanon by - Lebanon, Israel, & the United States.
1992 – Protests against the government of Prime Minister of Thailand Suchinda Kraprayoon begin in Bangkok.
1994 – Malawi holds its first multi-party elections.
1997 – Laurent Kabila's troops march into Kinshasa - leading to Zaire being renamed the Democratic Republic Of the Congo.
2006 – Aircraft carrier USS Oriskany is sunk in the Gulf of Mexico as an artificial reef.
2009 – Dalia Grybauskaitė is elected the first female President of Lithuania.

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May 17 - Deaths

May 17th Details:
May 17th Deaths:
1189 – Minamoto no Yoshitsune - Japanese general (b. 1159)
1336 – Emperor Go-Fushimi of Japan (b. 1288)
1365 – Louis VI the Roman - Duke of Bavaria & Elector of Brandenburg (b. 1328)
1395 – Constantine Dragaš - Serbian ruler of a semi-independent realm
1464 – Thomas de Ros - 10th Baron de Ros, English politician (executed) (b. 1427)
1510 – Sandro Botticelli - Italian painter (b. 1445)
1521 – Edward Stafford - 3rd Duke of Buckingham, English politician (b. 1478)
1536 – George Boleyn - Viscount Rochford, English diplomat (executed) (b. c. 1504)
1536 – Francis Weston - English courtier & Gentleman of the Privy Chamber (executed) (b. 1511)
1536 – Henry Norris - English courtier & Groom of the Stool (executed) (b. c. 1482)
1536 – William Brereton - English courtier & Groom of the Privy Chamber (executed)
1536 – Mark Smeaton - English courtier & musician (executed) (b. c. 1512)
1575 – Matthew Parker - Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1504)
1626 – Juan Pujol - Catalan composer (b. 1570)
1643 – Giovanni Picchi - Italian composer
1727 – Empress Catherine I of Russia (b. 1684)
1729 – Samuel Clarke - English philosopher (b. 1675)
1765 – Alexis Claude Clairault - French mathematician (b. 1713)
1797 – Michel-Jean Sedaine - French dramatist (b. 1719)
1801 – William Heberden - English physician (b. 1710)
1807 – John Gunby - Maryland Soldier in the American Revolutionary War (b. 1745)
1809 – Leopold Auenbrugger - Austrian physician (b. 1722)
1822 – Armand-Emmanuel du Plessis - Duc de Richelieu, French-Russian statesman (b. 1766)
1829 – John Jay - first Chief Justice of the United States (b. 1745)
1838 – Charles Maurice de Talleyrand - French diplomat (b. 1754)
1838 – René Caillé - French explorer (b. 1799)
1839 – Archibald Alison - Scottish author (b. 1757)
1868 – Isami Kondo - Japanese Shinsengumi Commander (b. 1834)
1875 – John C. Breckinridge - 14th Vice President of the United States (b. 1821)
1879 – Asa Packer - American railroad magnate & founder of Lehigh Valley Railroad (b. 1805)
1886 – John Deere - American blacksmith & manufacturer (b. 1804)
1888 – Giacomo Zanella - Italian poet (b. 1820)
1916 – Boris Borisovich Galitzine - Russian physicist (b. 1862)
1917 – Charles Anthoni Johnson Brooke - ruler of Sarawak (b. 1829)
1919 – Guido von List - German occult author (b. 1848)
1927 – Harold Geiger - U.S. Army aviation pioneer (b. 1884)
1935 – Paul Dukas - French composer (b. 1865)
1936 – Panagis Tsaldaris - twice Greek prime minister (b. 1868)
1938 – Jakob Ehrlich - Austrian politician & zionist (b. 1877)
1947 – George William Forbes - 22nd Prime Minister of New Zealand (b. 1869)
1964 – Nandor Fodor - Hungarian-born psychologist & parapsychologist (b.1895)
1966 – Randy Turpin - English boxer, known as the Leamington Licker, (b. 1928)
1963 – John Wilce - American physician & former head football coach at the Ohio State University (b. 1888)
1974 – Ernest Nash - German-born archaeologist (b. 1898)
1985 – Abe Burrows - American songwriter, composer, & writer (b. 1910)
1987 – Gunnar Myrdal - Swedish economist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1898)
1992 – Lawrence Welk - American musician (b. 1903)
1995 – Hector "Toe" Blake - Canadian ice hockey player & NHL coach (b. 1912)
1996 – Kevin Gilbert - American singer, composer & instrumentalist (b. 1966)
1996 – Scott Brayton - American race car driver (b. 1959)
1999 – Bruce Fairbairn - Canadian record producer & musician (b. 1949)
2000 – Donald Coggan - 101st Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1909)
2001 – Frank G. Slaughter - American novelist & physician (b. 1908)
2002 – Dave Berg - American cartoonist (b. 1920)
2002 – Sharon Sheeley - American songwriter (b. 1940)
2002 – Ladislao Kubala - Hungarian-Spanish footballer (b. 1927)
2003 – Frank "Pop" Ivy - American & Canadian football coach (b. 1916)
2004 – Jørgen Nash - Danish artist (b. 1920)
2004 – Tony Randall - American actor (b. 1920)
2004 – Ezzedine Salim - leader of the Iraqi Governing Council (b. 1943)
2005 – Frank Gorshin - American actor (b. 1934)
2006 – Cy Feuer - American playwright (b. 1911)
2006 – Eric Forth - British Member of Parliament (b. 1944)
2006 – Captain Nichola Goddard - Canadian soldier (b. 1980)
2007 – Lloyd Alexander - American author (b. 1924)
2007 – T.K. Doraiswamy (also known as Nakulan) - Indian poet & author (b. 1921)
2009 – Mario Benedetti - Uruguayan journalist, novelist, & poet (b. 1920)
2009 – Jung Seung-hye - South Korean film producer (b. 1965)

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May 17 - Births

May 17th Details:
May 17th Births:
1155 – Jien - Japanese poet & historian (d. 1225)
1443 – Edmund - Earl of Rutland, brother of Kings Edward IV of England & Richard III of England (d. 1460)
1551 – Martin Delrio - Flemish theologian & occultist (d. 1601)
1628 – Archduke Ferdinand Charles of Austria - Regent of Tyrol (d. 1662)
1682 – Bartholomew Roberts - Welsh pirate (d. 1722)
1706 – Andreas Felix von Oefele - German historian & librarian (d. 1780)
1718 – Robert Darcy - 4th Earl of Holderness, English diplomat & politician (d. 1778)
1743 – Seth Warner - American revolutionary leader (d. 1784)
1749 – Edward Jenner - English medical researcher (d. 1823)
1758 – John St Aubyn - British fossil collector (d. 1839)
1768 – Caroline of Brunswick - German-born Queen consort of George IV of the United Kingdom (d. 1821)
1768 – Henry Paget - 1st Marquess of Anglesey, English general (d. 1854)
1794 – Anna Brownell Jameson - British writer (d. 1860)
1821 – Sebastian Kneipp - German naturopathist (d. 1897)
1836 – Wilhelm Steinitz - Austrian chess player (d. 1900)
1836 – Virginie Loveling - Belgian writer & poet (d. 1923)
1844 – Julius Wellhausen - German biblical scholar (d. 1918)
1845 – Jacint Verdaguer - Catalan poet (d. 1902)
1866 – Erik Satie - French composer (d. 1925)
1868 – Horace Elgin Dodge - American automobile manufacturer (d. 1920)
1873 – Henri Barbusse - French novelist & journalist (d. 1935)
1873 – Dorothy Richardson - English writer (d. 1957)
1879 – Simon Petlyura - Ukrainian independence fighter (d. 1926)
1886 – King Alfonso XIII of Spain (d. 1941)
1888 – Tich Freeman - English cricketer (d. 1965)
1891 – Princess Alexandra - Duchess of Fife (d. 1959)
1891 – Napoleon Zervas - Greek general & resistance leader during World War II (d. 1957)
1895 – Saul Adler FRS - Russian-born British-Israeli expert on parasitology (d. 1966)
1895 – Mary Josephine Ray - Canadian supercentenarian (d. 2010)
1897 – Odd Hassel - Norwegian chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1981)
1898 – Alfred Joseph Casson - Canadian painter (d. 1992)
1900 – Ruhollah Khomeini - Iranian Muslim cleric (d. 1989)
1901 – Werner Egk - German composer (d. 1983)
1903 – Cool Papa Bell - baseball player (d. 1991)
1904 – Jean Gabin - French actor (d. 1976)
1906 – Zinka Milanov - Croatian soprano (d. 1989)
1911 – Lisa Fonssagrives - Swedish-born supermodel (d. 1992)
1911 – Maureen O'Sullivan - Irish actress (d. 1998)
1912 – Ace Parker - American baseball & football player
1913 – Hans Ruesch - Swiss racing driver (d. 2007)
1918 – Birgit Nilsson - Swedish soprano (d. 2005)
1918 – A. C. Lyles - American film producer
1919 – Antonio Aguilar - Mexican singer & actor (d. 2007)
1919 – Merle Miller - American biographer (d. 1986)
1921 – Dennis Brain - English French horn player (d. 1957)
1921 – Bob Merrill - American composer & lyricist (d. 1998)
1931 – Marshall Applewhite - American cult leader of Heaven's Gate (d. 1997)
1935 – Dennis Potter - English writer (d. 1994)
1936 – Dennis Hopper - American actor & director
1937 – Hazel R. O'Leary - 7th United States Secretary of Energy
1938 – Jason Bernard - American actor (d. 1996)
1939 – Gary Paulsen - American author
1940 – Alan Kay - American computer scientist
1940 – Reynato Puno - Filipino Supreme Court Chief Justice
1941 – David Cope - American composer & author
1941 – Ben Nelson. 40th Governor of Nebraska & United States Senator from Nebraska
1941 – Grace Zabriskie - American actress
1942 – Taj Mahal - American musician
1943 – Johnny Warren - Australian footballer (d. 2004)
1943 – Vicky Moscholiou - Greek singer (d. 2005)
1945 – Tony Roche - Australian tennis player
1946 – Udo Lindenberg - German musician
1946 – F. Paul Wilson - American novelist
1948 – Dick Gaughan - Scottish musician, singer & songwriter
1949 – Bill Bruford - English drummer (Yes)
1950 – Howard Ashman - American lyricist (d. 1991)
1950 – Janez Drnovšek - Slovenian politician (d. 2008)
1950 – Valeria Novodvorskaya - Russian politician, dissident, founder & chairwoman of the Democratic Union party
1951 – Simon Hughes - British politician
1952 – Howard Hampton - Canadian politician
1953 – Luca Prodan - Italian-Scottish singer & musician (Sumo, Hurlingham Reggae Band)
1955 – Bill Paxton - American actor & film director
1956 – Sugar Ray Leonard - American boxer
1956 – Bob Saget - American actor
1956 – Dave Sim - Canadian cartoonist
1957 – Pascual Pérez - Dominican baseball player
1958 – Paul Di'Anno - English singer (Iron Maiden)
1959 – Marcelo Loffreda - Argentine rugby player & coach
1959 – Jim Nantz - American broadcaster
1960 – Lou DiBella - American boxing promoter
1961 – Enya - Irish singer & songwriter
1962 – Craig Ferguson - Scottish actor & comedian
1962 – Lise Lyng Falkenberg - Danish writer
1963 – Jon Koncak - American basketball player
1963 – Page McConnell - American musician & songwriter (Phish)
1964 – Stratos Apostolakis - Greek footballer
1964 – Menno Oosting - Dutch tennis player (d. 1999)
1965 – Trent Reznor - American musician (Nine Inch Nails)
1965 – Paige Turco - American actress
1966 – Hill Harper - American actor
1966 – Danny Manning - American basketball player
1966 – Mark Kratzmann - Australian tennis player
1969 – Thom Filicia - American television personality
1969 – Alan Doyle - Canadian musician (Great Big Sea)
1970 – Jordan Knight - American singer (New Kids on the Block)
1970 – Hubert Davis - American basketball player
1970 – Angelica Agurbash - Belorussian singer, actress & model
1970 – Matt Lindland - American mixed martial arts fighter
1971 – Shaun Hart - Australian footballer
1971 – Princess Máxima of the Netherlands
1973 – Josh Homme - American musician & songwriter (Queens of the Stone Age)
1973 – Matthew McGrory - American actor (d. 2005)
1973 – Sasha Alexander - American television actress
1973 – Steve Barakatt - Canadian composer
1974 – Andrea Corr - Irish singer (The Corrs)
1974 – Wiki González - Venezuelan baseball player
1974 – Eddie Lewis - American football (soccer) player
1974 – Sendhil Ramamurthy - American actor
1975 – Cheick Kongo - French martial artist
1975 – Jonti Picking - British cartoonist
1975 – Kostas Sommer - Greek actor
1975 – Laura Voutilainen - Finnish singer
1975 – Alex Wright - German professional wrestler
1976 – José Guillén - Dominican baseball player
1976 – Leehom Wang - American-born Taiwanese musician & composer
1978 – John Foster - American baseball player
1978 – Paddy Kenny - Irish football goalkeeper
1978 – Carlos Peña - Dominican baseball player
1979 – Wayne Thomas - English footballer
1980 – Davor Džalto - Serbian/Croatian art historian
1980 – Dallas Taylor - American singer (Underoath)
1981 – Beñat Albizuri - Spanish cyclist
1981 – Shiri Maimon - Israeli singer
1981 – Leon Osman - English footballer
1981 – Giannis Taralidis - Greek footballer
1981 – Lim Jeong Hee - Korean singer
1982 – Tony Parker - French-American basketball player
1982 – Matt Cassel - American football player
1982 – Reiko Nakamura - Japanese swimmer
1983 – Channing Frye - American basketball player
1983 – Nicky Hofs - Dutch footballer
1983 – Jeremy Sowers - American baseball player
1983 – Chris Henry - American football player (d. 2009)
1984 – Christine Robinson - Canadian water polo player
1984 – Christian Bolaños - Costa Rican footballer
1985 – Matt Ryan - American football player
1985 – Derek Hough - American dancer & singer
1986 – Tahj Mowry - American actor
1988 – Nikki Reed - American actress
1989 – Tessa Virtue - Canadian ice dancer
1990 – Leven Rambin - American actress
1991 – Adil Omar - Pakistani rapper
1991 – Daniel Curtis Lee - American actor

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