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Historical Events Happened In April - 17

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

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

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

1964  On April - 17 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 April - 17 "Cafe Crown" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 3 performances  

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

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

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  Margaret Seddon, dies at 95 on April - 17.  

1969  Czechoslovakia's Communist Party chairman Alexander Dubcek deposed on this day in history.  

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

1969  The Band (formerly The Hawks), perform their first concert on this day in history.  

1969  On this day in history 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  Paul McCartney's first solo album "McCartney" on April - 17.  

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  On April - 17 sergei U S Aleksi, patriarch of Russian-Orthodox church, dies at 92  

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

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

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

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  Khmer Rouge captures Phnom Penh, Cambodia (Kampuchea Natl Day) on this day in history.  

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

1976  Jean-Jacques Gailliard, Belgian painter, dies at 85 on April - 17.  

1977  On April - 17 e F Helin & S J Bus discovers asteroid #2135 Aristaeus  

1977  Marjorie Gateson, actress (One Man's Family), dies at 86 on April - 17.  

1978  Bill Rodgers wins his 2nd Boston Marathon on April - 17.  

1983  First National Coin Week begins on this day in history.  

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  Michael IX Palaeologus, co-ruling Eastern Roman Emperor (d. 1320) was born on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history birth of maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria (d. 1651)  

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

1587  Marco Ivan Lukacic, composer was born on April - 17.  

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 this day in history.  

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  On this day in history benedict III, Italian Pope (855-58), dies  

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  Willem van Afflighem, Flemish poet/abbot St Truiden, dies at about 86 on this day in history.  

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