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JANUARY 17

1927 Thomas Dooley (Missouri-born Medical Missionary in Southeast Asia) Missouri Scientists & Mathematicians Medical Professionals American Authors
Sports Figures
1931 Don Zimmer (Ohio-born Professional Baseball Player, Coach) Ohio Sports Figures Baseball
1940 Kipchoge "Kip" Keino (Kenyan-born Olympic Gold Medal Runner) Kenya Track & Field Olympic Games
1942 Muhammad Ali (Kentucky-born African-American Member of the International Boxing hall of Fame) Muhammad Ali Boxing Hall of Fame Famous African Americans Olympic Games
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1914 U.S. Prohibits Import & Export of Opium Except for Medicinal Purposes Illegal Drugs Legal Drugs and Medicines Laws and Legal Resources U.S. Treasury
1916 Professional Golfers Association Is Formed in New York City New York City Golf PGA New York Times
1994 6.7 Magnitude Earthquake Kills at Least 60 in the Los Angeles-Northridge Area Los Angeles Earthquakes Death BBC USGS
1995 6.9 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 5,502 in Kobe, Japan Japan Earthquakes Death BBC USGS
2000 British Firms Glaxo Wellcome & SmithKline Beecham Agree to Merge British Business Businesses & Corporations Medical Research GlaxoSmithKiline Marketplace
2007 Pete Sampras Is Selected for the International Tennis Hall of Fame Washington, D.C.  Sports Figures Tennis  Hall of Fame

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