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Historical Events In April - 17

Friday, 18 September 2020

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

1839  Guatemala forms republic on this day in history.  

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

1852  On April - 17 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  Thorbecke govt resigns on this day in history.  

1854  Gottlob Wiedebein, composer, dies at 74 on this day in history.  

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 April - 17.  

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

1863  Johannes P Boskaljon, Curacao composer/conductor on this day in history.  

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

1864  Battle of Plymouth, NC on this day in history.  

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

1868  Charles R Gallas, Dutch lexicographer (French dictionary) on April - 17.  

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

1869  On April - 17 johannes M Meulenhoff, Dutch publisher  

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

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

1875  "Snooker" (variation of pool) invented by Sir Neville Chamberlain on this day in history.  

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

1881  Anton Wildgans, writer on April - 17.  

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

1883  On April - 17 hermann Darewsky, composer  

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 this day in history.  

1890  On April - 17 art Acord, Glenwood Sevier UT, western actor (Arizona Kid, Hard Fists)  

1890  On April - 17 john Barnett, composer, dies at 87  

1891  Jules Eugene Abraham Alary, composer, dies at 77 on April - 17.  

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  Michael IX Palaeologus, co-ruling Eastern Roman Emperor (d. 1320) was born on this day in history.  

1539  Tobias Stimmer, Swiss painter/cartoonist (Comedia) was born on this day in history.  

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  John Ford, English dramatist ('Tis Pity She's a Whore) was born on this day in history.  

1587  Marco Ivan Lukacic, composer was born on April - 17.  

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 this day in history.  

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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  On this day in history death of donnĂ¡n of Eigg, Celtic Christian martyr, patron saint of Eigg  

0818  On this day in history bernhard I, King of Italy, dies  

0858  Benedict III, Italian Pope (855-58), dies on this day in history.  

1080  On this day in history 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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