Historical Events In April - 17
Sunday, 28 February 2021
0326 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 Donnán of Eigg, Celtic Christian martyr, patron saint of Eigg on this day in history.
0818 Bernhard I, King of Italy, dies on April - 17.
0858 On April - 17 benedict III ends his reign as Catholic Pope
0858 On April - 17 benedict III, Italian Pope (855-58), dies
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 this day in history.
1397 Geoffrey Chaucer tells the Canterbury Tales for the first time at the court of Richard II. Chaucer scholars have also identified this date (in 1387) as when the book's pilgrimage to Canterbury starts on this day in history.
1427 On April - 17 jan IV, duke of Brabant/Limburg/wife of Jacoba van Bayern, dies
1492 On this day in history christopher Columbus signs contract with Spain to find the Indies
1492 Christopher Columbus signs contract with Spain to find Indies on this day in history.
1521 Martin Luther is excommunicated from the Roman Catholic Church on this day in history.
1524 Giovanni Verrazano discovers New York Harbor. Real estate prices immediately increase on this day in history.
1524 NY Harbor discovered by Giovanni Verrazano on this day in history.
1524 Giovanni Verrazano, a florentine navigator, discovers New York Bay on this day in history.
1534 On April - 17 sir Thomas More confined in London Tower
1539 Tobias Stimmer, Swiss painter/cartoonist (Comedia) on April - 17.
1555 Siena surrenders for Spanish troops on April - 17.
1573 On this day in history maximilian I, duke/ruler of Bayern (Catholic League)
1574 On April - 17 joachim Camerarius, [Liebhard Kammerer], German philologist, dies
1586 On this day in history john Ford, English dramatist ('Tis Pity She's a Whore)
1587 Marco Ivan Lukacic, composer on this day in history.
1596 On this day in history arch duke Albrecht of Austria occupies Calais
1622 Henry Vaughan, English poet (Silex Scintillans) on April - 17.
1629 1st commercial fishery established on April - 17.
1630 On April - 17 christian I, ruler of Anhalt-Bernburg (battle of White Mt), dies
1644 On April - 17 abraham Jansz Storck, painter, baptized
1666 On this day in history francois Valentijn, Dutch vicar/writer
1676 Frederik I, van Hessen Kassel, King of Sweden (1720-51) on this day in history.
1679 On April - 17 john van Kessel, Flemish painter, dies at 53
1683 Johann David Heinichen, composer on this day in history.
1699 On this day in history robert Blair, Scottish poet (Grave)
1704 1st successful US newspaper; published in Boston by John Campbell on April - 17.