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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  On April - 17 louise Fazenda, dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 66  

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

1964  On April - 17 jerrie Mock becomes first woman to fly solo around the world  

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

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1968  On April - 17 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  On April - 17 margaret Seddon, dies at 95  

1969  On April - 17 czechoslovakia's Communist Party chairman Alexander Dubcek deposed  

1969  On this day in history sirhan Sirhan is convicted of assassinating Sen Robert F Kennedy  

1969  On April - 17 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 this day in history apollo 13 limps back safely, Beech-built oxygen tank no help  

1970  Paul McCartney's first solo album "McCartney" on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1970  Sergei U S Aleksi, patriarch of Russian-Orthodox church, dies at 92 on this day in history.  

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

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 April - 17.  

1974  Bundy victim Susan Rancourt disappears from CWU, Ellensburg, WA on April - 17.  

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 April - 17 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  Marjorie Gateson, actress (One Man's Family), dies at 86 on this day in history.  

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 April - 17.  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 17

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  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  Giovanni Riccioli, Italian astronomer (d. 1671) was born on this day in history.  

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  Death of Alexander of Alexandria, Patriarch of Alexandria on April - 17.  

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

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