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Historical Events In April - 17

Thursday, 01 October 2020

1924  Metro Pictures, Goldwyn Pictures & Louis B Mayer Co merged to form MGM on this day in history.  

1925  NY Yankee Babe Ruth has ulcer surgery on April - 17.  

1927  On this day in history japan's Wakarsoeki govt falls/Baron Tanaka becomes premier  

1930  On April - 17 abkhazian ASSR established in Georgian SSR  

1930  Abkhazian ASSR forms in Georgian SSR on this day in history.  

1932  On April - 17 emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia ends slavery  

1933  On April - 17 chicago Bears win their 1st NFL Game beating NY Giants 23-21  

1934  New Fenway Park opens, Washington Senators beat Red Sox 6-5 on this day in history.  

1935  On this day in history provincial-National elections (Musserts NSB achieves 7.9%/44 chairs)  

1936  Charles J M Ruys de Beerenbrouck, Dutch PM (1918-23, 29-33), dies on this day in history.  

1937  Cartoon characters Daffy Duck, Elmer J Fudd & Petunia Pig, debut on April - 17.  

1939  Joe Louis KOs Jack Roper in 1 for heavyweight boxing title on April - 17.  

1941  Office of Price Administration established (handled rationing) on this day in history.  

1941  On April - 17 british troop land in Iraq/Yugoslavia; surrender to nazis  

1942  On April - 17 12 Lancasters bombs MAN-factory in Augsburg  

1943  Admiral Yamamoto flies from Truk to Rabaul on April - 17.  

1944  On this day in history j T Hearne, cricketer (took 49 wkts in 12 Tests for England), dies  

1945  On this day in history 8th Air Force bombs Dresden  

1945  Hannie Schaft, "Girl with red hair," executed on April - 17.  

1946  Last French troops leave Syria (National Day) on April - 17.  

1946  Syria declares independence from French administration on this day in history.  

1946  On April - 17 john Iddon, cricketer (car accident 5 Tests for Eng 1934-35), dies  

1947  On April - 17 jackie Robinson bunts for his first major league hit  

1947  Jackie Robinson bunts for his 1st major league hit on this day in history.  

1948  On this day in history johan P earl of Limburg Stirum, diplomat, dies at 75  

1951  On this day in history nY Yankee Mickey Mantle's 1st game, he goes 1 for 4  

1953  On April - 17 mickey Mantle hits a 565' (172 m) HR in Wash DC's Griffith Stadium  

1955  On April - 17 betty Jameson wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open  

1956  On April - 17 uSSR's Cominform (Parliament) dissolves  

1956  Willie Mosconi sinks 150 consecutive balls in a billiard tournament on this day in history.  

1956  On this day in history bulgaria premier Tchervenkov resigns  

1958  Brussel's (Belgium) World Fair opens on this day in history.  

1960  On this day in history american Samoa sets up a constitutional government  

1960  On April - 17 eddie Cochran, rocker, dies at 21 in a car crash  

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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 April - 17 birth of tobias Stimmer, Swiss painter/cartoonist (Comedia)  

1573  On this day in history 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 this day in history birth of john Ford, English dramatist ('Tis Pity She's a Whore)  

1587  On April - 17 birth of marco Ivan Lukacic, composer  

1598  On April - 17 birth of giovanni Riccioli, Italian astronomer (d. 1671)  

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  On April - 17 death of alexander of Alexandria, Patriarch of Alexandria  

0485  Proclus, Greek mathematician, dies in Athens [or Apr 14] on April - 17.  

0617  On April - 17 death of donnĂ¡n of Eigg, Celtic Christian martyr, patron saint of Eigg  

0818  Bernhard I, King of Italy, dies on this day in history.  

0858  On April - 17 benedict III, Italian Pope (855-58), dies  

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 April - 17 willem van Afflighem, Flemish poet/abbot St Truiden, dies at about 86  

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