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Historical Events For April - 17

Saturday, 21 October 2017

1961  On April - 17 1,400 Cuban exiles land in Bay of Pigs attempt to overthrow Castro  

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

1962  Louise Fazenda, dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 66 on April - 17.  

1964  Ford Mustang formally introduced ($2368 base) on this day in history.  

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  Operation Linebacker II began in Mekong Delta on April - 17.  

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  

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1968  On this day in history p Wild discovers asteroids #1773 Rumpelstilz, #1830 Pogson,  

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

1968  Margaret Seddon, dies at 95 on this day in history.  

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 this day in history the Band (formerly The Hawks), perform their first concert  

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

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

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

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 April - 17.  

1971  Egypt, Libya & Syria form federation (FAR) on April - 17.  

1971  Roberto Lupi, composer, dies at 62 on this day in history.  

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

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

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 April - 17.  

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

1977  On April - 17 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  Bill Rodgers wins his 2nd Boston Marathon on April - 17.  

1983  On this day in history first National Coin Week begins  

1983  In Warsaw, police route 1,000 Solidarity supporters on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 17

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

1539  On this day in history birth of tobias Stimmer, Swiss painter/cartoonist (Comedia)  

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

1573  On this day in history 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  On this day in history birth of marco Ivan Lukacic, composer  

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

1620  On April - 17 birth of marguerite Bourgeoys, founder of the Congregation of Notre Dame (d. 1700)  

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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  Proclus, Greek mathematician, dies in Athens [or Apr 14] on April - 17.  

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

0818  On this day in history bernhard I, King of Italy, dies  

0858  On April - 17 benedict III, Italian Pope (855-58), dies  

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

1272  Zita/Cita, Italian maid/saint, dies at about 59 on April - 17.  

1297  On April - 17 willem van Afflighem, Flemish poet/abbot St Truiden, dies at about 86  

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