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Historical Events Happened In April - 17

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1961  On April - 17 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  On this day in history ford Mustang formally introduced ($2368 base)  

1964  Jerrie Mock becomes first woman to fly solo around the world on April - 17.  

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

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

1967  On this day in history operation Linebacker II began in Mekong Delta  

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

1967  Surveyor 3 launched; soft lands on Moon, April 20 on April - 17.  

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 April - 17 margaret Seddon, dies at 95  

1969  Czechoslovakia's Communist Party chairman Alexander Dubcek deposed on April - 17.  

1969  Sirhan Sirhan is convicted of assassinating Sen Robert F Kennedy on April - 17.  

1969  On April - 17 the Band (formerly The Hawks), perform their first concert  

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

1970  Apollo 13 limps back safely, Beech-built oxygen tank no help on this day in history.  

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

1971  On this day in history egypt, Libya & Syria form federation (FAR)  

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

1972  1st Boston Women's Marathon won by Nina Kuscsik of NY in 3:10:26 on this day in history.  

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

1974  On this day in history frank McGee, Today show host, dies of cancer at 52  

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

1975  On April - 17 the government of Cambodia surrends to the Khmer Rouge  

1976  On this day in history jean-Jacques Gailliard, Belgian painter, dies at 85  

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

1977  On April - 17 marjorie Gateson, actress (One Man's Family), dies at 86  

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

1983  On April - 17 first National Coin Week begins  

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  On April - 17 birth of michael IX Palaeologus, co-ruling Eastern Roman Emperor (d. 1320)  

1539  Tobias Stimmer, Swiss painter/cartoonist (Comedia) was born on this day in history.  

1573  On April - 17 birth of maximilian I, duke/ruler of Bayern (Catholic League)  

1573  Maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria (d. 1651) was born on this day in history.  

1586  On April - 17 birth of john Ford, English dramatist ('Tis Pity She's a Whore)  

1587  On this day in history birth of marco Ivan Lukacic, composer  

1598  Giovanni Riccioli, Italian astronomer (d. 1671) was born on this day in history.  

1620  Marguerite Bourgeoys, founder of the Congregation of Notre Dame (d. 1700) was born on April - 17.  

Famous Deaths In April - 17

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0326  Death of Alexander of Alexandria, Patriarch of Alexandria on April - 17.  

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

0617  On April - 17 death of donnán of Eigg, Celtic Christian martyr, patron saint of Eigg  

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

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

1080  On April - 17 death of king Harald III of Denmark (b. 1041)  

1272  On April - 17 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  

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