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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  On this day in history 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 April - 17 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 April - 17.  

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

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

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

1967  Surveyor 3 launched; soft lands on Moon, April 20 on this day in history.  

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

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

1968  Margaret Seddon, dies at 95 on April - 17.  

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 April - 17.  

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  On this day in history paul McCartney's first solo album "McCartney"  

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

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

1971  On April - 17 roberto Lupi, composer, dies at 62  

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  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 April - 17.  

1975  On this day in history the government of Cambodia surrends to the Khmer Rouge  

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

1977  E F Helin & S J Bus discovers asteroid #2135 Aristaeus on April - 17.  

1977  Marjorie Gateson, actress (One Man's Family), dies at 86 on this day in history.  

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 April - 17.  

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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  On April - 17 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  Maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria (d. 1651) was born on April - 17.  

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  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)  

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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  On this day in history proclus, Greek mathematician, dies in Athens [or Apr 14]  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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