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Historical Events Happened In April - 17

Thursday, 02 July 2015

1961  1,400 Cuban exiles land in Bay of Pigs attempt to overthrow Castro on this day in history.  

1961  On April - 17 bay of Pig invasion The US try to start a people's revolution to overthrow Fidel Castro. They fail  

1962  On April - 17 louise Fazenda, dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 66  

1964  On this day in history ford Mustang formally introduced ($2368 base)  

1964  On April - 17 jerrie Mock becomes first woman to fly solo around the world  

1964  "Cafe Crown" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 3 performances on this day in history.  

1966  On this day in history 100th intl soccer meet between Netherlands-Belgium (3-1)  

1967  Operation Linebacker II began in Mekong Delta on this day in history.  

1967  Shortwave Radio NY Worldwide goes back on the air after a week off on April - 17.  

1967  On this day in history surveyor 3 launched; soft lands on Moon, April 20  

1968  P Wild discovers asteroids #1773 Rumpelstilz, #1830 Pogson, on April - 17.  

1968  "Fade Out-Fade In" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 72 perfs on April - 17.  

1968  On April - 17 margaret Seddon, dies at 95  

1969  On this day in history czechoslovakia's Communist Party chairman Alexander Dubcek deposed  

1969  On April - 17 sirhan Sirhan is convicted of assassinating Sen Robert F Kennedy  

1969  The Band (formerly The Hawks), perform their first concert on this day in history.  

1969  On April - 17 bernadette Devlin elected to British house of commons  

1970  On April - 17 apollo 13 limps back safely, Beech-built oxygen tank no help  

1970  On April - 17 paul McCartney's first solo album "McCartney"  

1970  On this day in history the Apollo XIII mission makes it back to earth It was the mission which popularized the phrase "Houston, we have a problem" as an on-board explosion threatened to kill the spacemen... "Houston, we HAD a problem"  

1970  Sergei U S Aleksi, patriarch of Russian-Orthodox church, dies at 92 on this day in history.  

1971  On April - 17 egypt, Libya & Syria form federation (FAR)  

1971  On this day in history roberto Lupi, composer, dies at 62  

1972  On April - 17 1st Boston Women's Marathon won by Nina Kuscsik of NY in 3:10:26  

1974  Bundy victim Susan Rancourt disappears from CWU, Ellensburg, WA on this day in history.  

1974  On April - 17 frank McGee, Today show host, dies of cancer at 52  

1975  On April - 17 khmer Rouge captures Phnom Penh, Cambodia (Kampuchea Natl Day)  

1975  The government of Cambodia surrends to the Khmer Rouge on April - 17.  

1976  Jean-Jacques Gailliard, Belgian painter, dies at 85 on April - 17.  

1977  E F Helin & S J Bus discovers asteroid #2135 Aristaeus on this day in history.  

1977  On this day in history marjorie Gateson, actress (One Man's Family), dies at 86  

1978  On this day in history bill Rodgers wins his 2nd Boston Marathon  

1983  First National Coin Week begins on April - 17.  

1983  On this day in history in Warsaw, police route 1,000 Solidarity supporters  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 17

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1278  Michael IX Palaeologus, co-ruling Eastern Roman Emperor (d. 1320) was born on April - 17.  

1539  Tobias Stimmer, Swiss painter/cartoonist (Comedia) was born on April - 17.  

1573  Maximilian I, duke/ruler of Bayern (Catholic League) was born on this day in history.  

1573  On April - 17 birth of maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria (d. 1651)  

1586  John Ford, English dramatist ('Tis Pity She's a Whore) was born on April - 17.  

1587  Marco Ivan Lukacic, composer was born on April - 17.  

1598  Giovanni Riccioli, Italian astronomer (d. 1671) was born on April - 17.  

1620  Marguerite Bourgeoys, founder of the Congregation of Notre Dame (d. 1700) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In April - 17

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0326  Death of Alexander of Alexandria, Patriarch of Alexandria on this day in history.  

0485  Proclus, Greek mathematician, dies in Athens [or Apr 14] on this day in history.  

0617  Death of Donnán of Eigg, Celtic Christian martyr, patron saint of Eigg on April - 17.  

0818  Bernhard I, King of Italy, dies on this day in history.  

0858  Benedict III, Italian Pope (855-58), dies on this day in history.  

1080  Death of King Harald III of Denmark (b. 1041) on this day in history.  

1272  On this day in history zita/Cita, Italian maid/saint, dies at about 59  

1297  On this day in history willem van Afflighem, Flemish poet/abbot St Truiden, dies at about 86