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