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Historical Events In April - 17

Tuesday, 14 July 2020

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

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

1714  Philipp Heinrich Erlebach, composer, dies at 56 on this day in history.  

1715  Johann Wolfgang Kleinknecht, composer on April - 17.  

1719  On this day in history christian Gottfried Krause, composer  

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

1738  Philip Hayes, composer on April - 17.  

1741  On this day in history johann Gottlieb Naumann, composer  

1747  French troops occupy Zeeuws-Flanders, Netherlands on April - 17.  

1758  Francis Williams, first US black college graduate, publishes poems on this day in history.  

1758  Francis Williams, 1st US black college graduate, publishes poems on this day in history.  

1761  On this day in history thomas Bayes, English mathematician  

1764  Johann Mattheson, German composer/musicologist, dies at 82 on April - 17.  

1774  On April - 17 vaclav Jan Krtitel Tomasek, organist/pianist/composer  

1778  Sloop-in-war Ranger captures British brig on April - 17.  

1788  On this day in history 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  On this day in history battle of Warsaw  

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  Jean-Baptiste-Joseph Tolbecque, Belgian composer/conductor on this day in history.  

1808  Bayonne Decree by Napoleon I of France orders seizure of US ships on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history henry Washington Benham, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1884  

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

1817  On this day in history 1st US school for deaf (Hartford, Conn)  

1820  On this day in history gottfried Conradi, composer  

1824  On April - 17 russia abandons all North American claims south of 54ø 40' N  

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

1827  French C Baeckelmans, Flemish architect (St Amanduskerk, Antwerp) on this day in history.  

1835  On this day in history william Henry Ireland, forger (Shakespearean manuscripts), dies  

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

1837  On April - 17 john Pierpont Morgan, US banker/CEO (US Steel)  

1837  Edouard viscount de Walckiers, very wealthy slave trader, dies on this day in history.  

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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 April - 17.  

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 this day in history 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  On April - 17 birth of giovanni Riccioli, Italian astronomer (d. 1671)  

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

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

0617  Death of DonnĂ¡n of Eigg, Celtic Christian martyr, patron saint of Eigg on this day in history.  

0818  On April - 17 bernhard I, King of Italy, dies  

0858  Benedict III, Italian Pope (855-58), dies on April - 17.  

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 April - 17.  

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