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Calendar for April 17th, 2013

Died 1790: Benjamin Franklin (American statesman)

1810: Lewis M. Norton patented a vat for forming pineapple-shape cheese

Born 1837: John Pierpont Morgan (business tycoon)

1851: First Minot's Ledge Light in Massachusetts swept away during storm

Born 1897: Thornton Wilder (author)

1908: Song "Hail, Hail, the Gang's All Here," was copyrighted

Born 1918: William Holden (actor)

Born 1951: Olivia Hussey (actress)

Born 1961: "Boomer" Esiason (football player)

Born 1963: Joel Murray (actor)

1964: Geraldine Mock completed solo flight around the world

1967: Order of Canada, to honor outstanding contributions to society and country, instituted

Born 1972: Jennifer Garner (actress)

1996: 6-lb. 10-oz. goldfish caught in Lake Hodges, California

Died 1998: Linda McCartney (photographer, singer, activist, & wife of Beatle Paul McCartney)

1998: Spacelab's final mission, Neurolab, launched

Died 2003: Dr. Robert C. Atkins (cardiologist who introduced the "Atkins Diet")

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