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Historical Events Happened In April - 17

Monday, 02 May 2016

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

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

1967  On this day in history 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  On April - 17 surveyor 3 launched; soft lands on Moon, April 20  

1968  On April - 17 p Wild discovers asteroids #1773 Rumpelstilz, #1830 Pogson,  

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

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

1969  On April - 17 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 this day in history.  

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

1970  On this day in history 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 April - 17 egypt, Libya & Syria form federation (FAR)  

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

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

1974  On April - 17 bundy victim Susan Rancourt disappears from CWU, Ellensburg, WA  

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  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 April - 17.  

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

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

1278  On this day in history birth of michael IX Palaeologus, co-ruling Eastern Roman Emperor (d. 1320)  

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

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 April - 17.  

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

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

1598  Giovanni Riccioli, Italian astronomer (d. 1671) was born on April - 17.  

1620  Marguerite Bourgeoys, founder of the Congregation of Notre Dame (d. 1700) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In April - 17

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0326  On this day in history death of alexander of Alexandria, Patriarch of Alexandria  

0485  On this day in history proclus, Greek mathematician, dies in Athens [or Apr 14]  

0617  On this day in history death of donnán of Eigg, Celtic Christian martyr, patron saint of Eigg  

0818  On April - 17 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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