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Historical Events In April - 17

Wednesday, 30 September 2020

1711  Charles VI Habsburg becomes king of Austria on April - 17.  

1711  Jozef I, [Habsburg], emperor of Germany (1705-11), dies at about 32 on this day in history.  

1714  On this day in history philipp Heinrich Erlebach, composer, dies at 56  

1715  On this day in history johann Wolfgang Kleinknecht, composer  

1719  Christian Gottfried Krause, composer on April - 17.  

1726  On this day in history henriette Amalia, ruler of Nassau-Dietz, dies at 49  

1738  Philip Hayes, composer on this day in history.  

1741  On April - 17 johann Gottlieb Naumann, composer  

1747  French troops occupy Zeeuws-Flanders, Netherlands on this day in history.  

1758  Francis Williams, first US black college graduate, publishes poems on April - 17.  

1758  Francis Williams, 1st US black college graduate, publishes poems on April - 17.  

1761  On April - 17 thomas Bayes, English mathematician  

1764  On this day in history johann Mattheson, German composer/musicologist, dies at 82  

1774  Vaclav Jan Krtitel Tomasek, organist/pianist/composer on April - 17.  

1778  Sloop-in-war Ranger captures British brig on this day in history.  

1788  On April - 17 joseph Gilbert Totten, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1864  

1790  Benjamin Franklin, US, (Poor Richards Almanac), dies at 84 on this day in history.  

1793  Battle of Warsaw on April - 17.  

1797  Sir Ralph Abercromby attacks San Juan, Puerto Rico in what would be one of the largest invasions to Spanish territories in America on April - 17.  

1797  On this day in history jean-Baptiste-Joseph Tolbecque, Belgian composer/conductor  

1808  On April - 17 bayonne Decree by Napoleon I of France orders seizure of US ships  

1809  On April - 17 philip St George Cocke, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1861  

1811  Ann Sheppard Mounsey, composer on this day in history.  

1813  Henry Washington Benham, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1884 on April - 17.  

1817  On April - 17 first US school for the deaf (Hartford, Conn)  

1817  On April - 17 1st US school for deaf (Hartford, Conn)  

1820  On this day in history gottfried Conradi, composer  

1824  Russia abandons all North American claims south of 54ø 40' N on April - 17.  

1824  On this day in history russia abandons all North American claims south of 54° 40'N  

1827  French C Baeckelmans, Flemish architect (St Amanduskerk, Antwerp) on April - 17.  

1835  William Henry Ireland, forger (Shakespearean manuscripts), dies on April - 17.  

1837  The birth of John Pierpont Morgan, American industrialist on this day in history.  

1837  John Pierpont Morgan, US banker/CEO (US Steel) on this day in history.  

1837  Edouard viscount de Walckiers, very wealthy slave trader, dies 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  On this day in history 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  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  On this day in history birth of marco Ivan Lukacic, composer  

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

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  Proclus, Greek mathematician, dies in Athens [or Apr 14] on this day in history.  

0617  Death of DonnĂ¡n of Eigg, Celtic Christian martyr, patron saint of Eigg on April - 17.  

0818  On this day in history 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  On April - 17 willem van Afflighem, Flemish poet/abbot St Truiden, dies at about 86  

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