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Importance of 17th May in History

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1999
Ehud Barak was elected Prime Minister of Israel
Israel
1983
The USA, Lebanon and Israel signed an agreement on Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon.
1978
Charlie Chaplin’s coffin, with his body still inside, was discovered in a field in Switzerland, after being stolen on 1st March.
Switzerland
1934
Death of Cass Gilbert, American architect who designed the Woolworth Building in New York and the US Supreme Court in Washington DC
United States
1918
Almost the entire leadership of Sinn Féin were arrested .
Ireland
1900
Relief of Mafeking
Great Britain
1866
Birth of Erik Satie, composer
France
1809
Death of Leopold Auenbrugger von Auenbrugg, Austrian physician who devised the diagnostic technique of percussion (tapping the body and listening to the sound produced)
Austria
1521
Edward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham, executed for treason
Great Britain
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