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Historical Events In April - 17

Wednesday, 08 July 2020

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 this day in history.  

1927  On April - 17 japan's Wakarsoeki govt falls/Baron Tanaka becomes premier  

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

1935  On April - 17 provincial-National elections (Musserts NSB achieves 7.9%/44 chairs)  

1936  On April - 17 charles J M Ruys de Beerenbrouck, Dutch PM (1918-23, 29-33), dies  

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 this day in history.  

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  J T Hearne, cricketer (took 49 wkts in 12 Tests for England), dies on April - 17.  

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

1945  On April - 17 hannie Schaft, "Girl with red hair," executed  

1946  Last French troops leave Syria (National Day) on this day in history.  

1946  On April - 17 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 this day in history.  

1947  Jackie Robinson bunts for his 1st major league hit on April - 17.  

1948  Johan P earl of Limburg Stirum, diplomat, dies at 75 on this day in history.  

1951  NY Yankee Mickey Mantle's 1st game, he goes 1 for 4 on April - 17.  

1953  Mickey Mantle hits a 565' (172 m) HR in Wash DC's Griffith Stadium on this day in history.  

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  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 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  On this day in history 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  Maximilian I, duke/ruler of Bayern (Catholic League) was born on this day in history.  

1573  On April - 17 birth of maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria (d. 1651)  

1586  John Ford, English dramatist ('Tis Pity She's a Whore) was born on April - 17.  

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

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

1620  On April - 17 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 this day in history death of alexander of Alexandria, Patriarch of Alexandria  

0485  On April - 17 proclus, Greek mathematician, dies in Athens [or Apr 14]  

0617  Death of DonnĂ¡n of Eigg, Celtic Christian martyr, patron saint of Eigg on April - 17.  

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

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

1080  On April - 17 death of king Harald III of Denmark (b. 1041)  

1272  Zita/Cita, Italian maid/saint, dies at about 59 on this day in history.  

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

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