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Historical Events In April - 17

Saturday, 06 March 2021

1838  J Schopenhauer, writer, dies at 71 on April - 17.  

1839  Guatemala forms republic on April - 17.  

1845  Isabel Barrows, US, editor/penologist (Conference on Negro Question) on April - 17.  

1852  On this day in history asteroid 17, Thetis discovered  

1852  On April - 17 r Luther discovers asteroid #17 Thetis  

1853  US Marine Hospital at Presidio (SF) established on April - 17.  

1853  On April - 17 thorbecke govt resigns  

1854  On April - 17 gottlob Wiedebein, composer, dies at 74  

1861  On April - 17 asteroid 67, Asia discovered  

1861  N R Pogson discovers asteroid #67 Asia on April - 17.  

1861  On April - 17 virginia become 8th state to secede  

1861  Indianola TX-"Star of West" taken by Confederacy on this day in history.  

1863  On this day in history r Grierson's: La Grange, TN to Baton Rouge, LA  

1863  On this day in history johannes P Boskaljon, Curacao composer/conductor  

1863  On April - 17 daniel Smith Donelson, Conf gen/cousin of Andrew Jackson, dies at 61  

1864  Battle of Plymouth, NC on April - 17.  

1865  On this day in history mary Surratt is arrested as a conspirator in Lincoln's assassination  

1868  On this day in history charles R Gallas, Dutch lexicographer (French dictionary)  

1869  On this day in history 1st pro baseball games-Cin Reds 24, Cin amateurs 15  

1869  On this day in history johannes M Meulenhoff, Dutch publisher  

1870  Ray Stannard Baker, US, journalist (Puliter Prize 1940) on April - 17.  

1873  On this day in history semyon Stepanovich Gulak-Artemovsky, composer, dies at 60  

1875  On April - 17 "Snooker" (variation of pool) invented by Sir Neville Chamberlain  

1876  Ian Hay, Scotland, novelist/playwright (PIp, Carrying On) on April - 17.  

1881  On April - 17 anton Wildgans, writer  

1882  On this day in history artur Schnabel, Lipnik Austria, pianist (Beethoven Piano Sonatas)  

1883  Hermann Darewsky, composer on this day in history.  

1885  Cecil Burleigh, composer on April - 17.  

1886  Otto Lederer, Czechoslovakia, actor (Jazz Singer) on this day in history.  

1888  J Palisa discovers asteroid #276 Adelheid on April - 17.  

1890  Art Acord, Glenwood Sevier UT, western actor (Arizona Kid, Hard Fists) on this day in history.  

1890  On this day in history john Barnett, composer, dies at 87  

1891  Jules Eugene Abraham Alary, composer, dies at 77 on this day in history.  

1892  On April - 17 1st Sunday NL baseball game, Reds beat Cards 5-1  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 17

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1278  On April - 17 birth of michael IX Palaeologus, co-ruling Eastern Roman Emperor (d. 1320)  

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  Maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria (d. 1651) was born on this day in history.  

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

1620  Marguerite Bourgeoys, founder of the Congregation of Notre Dame (d. 1700) was born on April - 17.  

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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  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 this day in history.  

0818  Bernhard I, King of Italy, dies on April - 17.  

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

1080  Death of King Harald III of Denmark (b. 1041) on April - 17.  

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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