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Historical Events In April - 17

Thursday, 24 June 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 this day in history.  

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

1930  On April - 17 abkhazian ASSR forms in Georgian SSR  

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

1933  Chicago Bears win their 1st NFL Game beating NY Giants 23-21 on this day in history.  

1934  On this day in history new Fenway Park opens, Washington Senators beat Red Sox 6-5  

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 April - 17.  

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

1939  On April - 17 joe Louis KOs Jack Roper in 1 for heavyweight boxing title  

1941  Office of Price Administration established (handled rationing) on April - 17.  

1941  British troop land in Iraq/Yugoslavia; surrender to nazis on this day in history.  

1942  12 Lancasters bombs MAN-factory in Augsburg on April - 17.  

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  Last French troops leave Syria (National Day) on this day in history.  

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 April - 17.  

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

1947  On April - 17 jackie Robinson bunts for his 1st major league hit  

1948  Johan P earl of Limburg Stirum, diplomat, dies at 75 on April - 17.  

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 this day in history.  

1955  Betty Jameson wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open on this day in history.  

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

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  American Samoa sets up a constitutional government on April - 17.  

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  On this day in history birth of michael IX Palaeologus, co-ruling Eastern Roman Emperor (d. 1320)  

1539  On April - 17 birth of tobias Stimmer, Swiss painter/cartoonist (Comedia)  

1573  On April - 17 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 April - 17 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  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  Death of Alexander of Alexandria, Patriarch of Alexandria on April - 17.  

0485  On April - 17 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  Benedict III, Italian Pope (855-58), dies on this day in history.  

1080  Death of King Harald III of Denmark (b. 1041) on this day in history.  

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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