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On this day: August 17

POSTED: 08:14 PM PDT Aug 16, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Aug 16, 2012 

Davy Crockett is born, George Orwell publishes his classic novel, the Berlin Wall claims its first victim, Bill Clinton admits to an "improper physical relationship," and Michael Phelps sets a new Olympic mark, all on this day.

OTD August 17 - Maureen O'Hara
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1920: Actress and singer Maureen O'Hara, known for movies like "How Green Was My Valley," "The Black Swan," "Miracle on 34th Street," "Rio Grande," "The Quiet Man," "The Parent Trap" and "McLintock!," is born Maureen FitzSimons in Ranelagh, Dublin, Ireland.


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