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Historical Events Happened In April - 17

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

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

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

1964  Ford Mustang formally introduced ($2368 base) on April - 17.  

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 April - 17.  

1966  100th intl soccer meet between Netherlands-Belgium (3-1) on April - 17.  

1967  On April - 17 operation Linebacker II began in Mekong Delta  

1967  Shortwave Radio NY Worldwide goes back on the air after a week off on this day in history.  

1967  On April - 17 surveyor 3 launched; soft lands on Moon, April 20  

1968  P Wild discovers asteroids #1773 Rumpelstilz, #1830 Pogson, on this day in history.  

1968  "Fade Out-Fade In" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 72 perfs on this day in history.  

1968  On this day in history margaret Seddon, dies at 95  

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

1969  On this day in history 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 this day in history bernadette Devlin elected to British house of commons  

1970  On this day in history apollo 13 limps back safely, Beech-built oxygen tank no help  

1970  Paul McCartney's first solo album "McCartney" on April - 17.  

1970  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" on April - 17.  

1970  On this day in history sergei U S Aleksi, patriarch of Russian-Orthodox church, dies at 92  

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

1971  Roberto Lupi, composer, dies at 62 on April - 17.  

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

1974  On this day in history bundy victim Susan Rancourt disappears from CWU, Ellensburg, WA  

1974  Frank McGee, Today show host, dies of cancer at 52 on this day in history.  

1975  Khmer Rouge captures Phnom Penh, Cambodia (Kampuchea Natl Day) on this day in history.  

1975  The government of Cambodia surrends to the Khmer Rouge on this day in history.  

1976  Jean-Jacques Gailliard, Belgian painter, dies at 85 on this day in history.  

1977  On this day in history e F Helin & S J Bus discovers asteroid #2135 Aristaeus  

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

1978  On April - 17 bill Rodgers wins his 2nd Boston Marathon  

1983  First National Coin Week begins on April - 17.  

1983  On April - 17 in Warsaw, police route 1,000 Solidarity supporters  

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1278  Michael IX Palaeologus, co-ruling Eastern Roman Emperor (d. 1320) was born on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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

1598  On April - 17 birth of giovanni Riccioli, Italian astronomer (d. 1671)  

1620  On this day in history birth of marguerite Bourgeoys, founder of the Congregation of Notre Dame (d. 1700)  

Famous Deaths In April - 17

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0326  On April - 17 death of alexander of Alexandria, Patriarch of Alexandria  

0485  On April - 17 proclus, Greek mathematician, dies in Athens [or Apr 14]  

0617  Death of Donnán of Eigg, Celtic Christian martyr, patron saint of Eigg on this day in history.  

0818  On April - 17 bernhard I, King of Italy, dies  

0858  Benedict III, Italian Pope (855-58), dies on April - 17.  

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

1272  Zita/Cita, Italian maid/saint, dies at about 59 on this day in history.  

1297  Willem van Afflighem, Flemish poet/abbot St Truiden, dies at about 86 on April - 17.  


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