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Historical Events In April - 17

Tuesday, 07 July 2020

1838  On this day in history j Schopenhauer, writer, dies at 71  

1839  On April - 17 guatemala forms republic  

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

1852  On this day in history asteroid 17, Thetis discovered  

1852  R Luther discovers asteroid #17 Thetis on April - 17.  

1853  On April - 17 uS Marine Hospital at Presidio (SF) established  

1853  On this day in history thorbecke govt resigns  

1854  On this day in history gottlob Wiedebein, composer, dies at 74  

1861  Asteroid 67, Asia discovered on this day in history.  

1861  N R Pogson discovers asteroid #67 Asia on this day in history.  

1861  Virginia become 8th state to secede on April - 17.  

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

1863  R Grierson's: La Grange, TN to Baton Rouge, LA on April - 17.  

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

1863  Daniel Smith Donelson, Conf gen/cousin of Andrew Jackson, dies at 61 on April - 17.  

1864  On April - 17 battle of Plymouth, NC  

1865  Mary Surratt is arrested as a conspirator in Lincoln's assassination on this day in history.  

1868  Charles R Gallas, Dutch lexicographer (French dictionary) on this day in history.  

1869  1st pro baseball games-Cin Reds 24, Cin amateurs 15 on April - 17.  

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

1870  On this day in history ray Stannard Baker, US, journalist (Puliter Prize 1940)  

1873  Semyon Stepanovich Gulak-Artemovsky, composer, dies at 60 on April - 17.  

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

1876  Ian Hay, Scotland, novelist/playwright (PIp, Carrying On) on this day in history.  

1881  Anton Wildgans, writer on this day in history.  

1882  On April - 17 artur Schnabel, Lipnik Austria, pianist (Beethoven Piano Sonatas)  

1883  On this day in history hermann Darewsky, composer  

1885  On this day in history cecil Burleigh, composer  

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

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

1890  On this day in history art Acord, Glenwood Sevier UT, western actor (Arizona Kid, Hard Fists)  

1890  John Barnett, composer, dies at 87 on this day in history.  

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

1892  On this day in history 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  Tobias Stimmer, Swiss painter/cartoonist (Comedia) was born on April - 17.  

1573  On April - 17 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  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  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  On this day in history death of alexander of Alexandria, Patriarch of Alexandria  

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 this day in history.  

1272  On April - 17 zita/Cita, Italian maid/saint, dies at about 59  

1297  On this day in history willem van Afflighem, Flemish poet/abbot St Truiden, dies at about 86  

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