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Historical Events Happened In April - 17

Friday, 31 July 2015

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  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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

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

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 April - 17.  

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

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

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

1968  On April - 17 margaret Seddon, dies at 95  

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

1969  Sirhan Sirhan is convicted of assassinating Sen Robert F Kennedy on this day in history.  

1969  The Band (formerly The Hawks), perform their first concert on April - 17.  

1969  Bernadette Devlin elected to British house of commons on this day in history.  

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 April - 17.  

1971  Egypt, Libya & Syria form federation (FAR) on this day in history.  

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

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 April - 17.  

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

1977  On April - 17 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 this day in history.  

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

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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 this day in history.  

1573  On this day in history 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  John Ford, English dramatist ('Tis Pity She's a Whore) was born on April - 17.  

1587  Marco Ivan Lukacic, composer was born on this day in history.  

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

0818  Bernhard I, King of Italy, dies on April - 17.  

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

1080  On this day in history death of king Harald III of Denmark (b. 1041)  

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

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

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