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Historical Events In April - 17

Sunday, 07 March 2021

1924  Metro Pictures, Goldwyn Pictures & Louis B Mayer Co merged to form MGM on April - 17.  

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

1927  Japan's Wakarsoeki govt falls/Baron Tanaka becomes premier on April - 17.  

1930  On this day in history abkhazian ASSR established in Georgian SSR  

1930  Abkhazian ASSR forms in Georgian SSR on April - 17.  

1932  Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia ends slavery on April - 17.  

1933  On this day in history 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 April - 17.  

1935  Provincial-National elections (Musserts NSB achieves 7.9%/44 chairs) on this day in history.  

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 this day in history british troop land in Iraq/Yugoslavia; surrender to nazis  

1942  On this day in history 12 Lancasters bombs MAN-factory in Augsburg  

1943  On April - 17 admiral Yamamoto flies from Truk to Rabaul  

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

1945  8th Air Force bombs Dresden on this day in history.  

1945  On this day in history hannie Schaft, "Girl with red hair," executed  

1946  On April - 17 last French troops leave Syria (National Day)  

1946  On this day in history syria declares independence from French administration  

1946  John Iddon, cricketer (car accident 5 Tests for Eng 1934-35), dies on this day in history.  

1947  Jackie Robinson bunts for his first major league hit on April - 17.  

1947  On this day in history jackie Robinson bunts for his 1st major league hit  

1948  On April - 17 johan P earl of Limburg Stirum, diplomat, dies at 75  

1951  On April - 17 nY Yankee Mickey Mantle's 1st game, he goes 1 for 4  

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

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

1956  USSR's Cominform (Parliament) dissolves on April - 17.  

1956  Willie Mosconi sinks 150 consecutive balls in a billiard tournament on April - 17.  

1956  Bulgaria premier Tchervenkov resigns on April - 17.  

1958  Brussel's (Belgium) World Fair opens on April - 17.  

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

1960  On this day in history 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 this day in history 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  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  On April - 17 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  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  On April - 17 death of donnĂ¡n of Eigg, Celtic Christian martyr, patron saint of Eigg  

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

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

1080  On this day in history death of king Harald III of Denmark (b. 1041)  

1272  Zita/Cita, Italian maid/saint, dies at about 59 on April - 17.  

1297  Willem van Afflighem, Flemish poet/abbot St Truiden, dies at about 86 on April - 17.  

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