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Historical Events In April - 17

Monday, 21 September 2020

1961  1,400 Cuban exiles land in Bay of Pigs attempt to overthrow Castro on this day in history.  

1961  Bay of Pig invasion The US try to start a people's revolution to overthrow Fidel Castro. They fail on April - 17.  

1962  Louise Fazenda, dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 66 on this day in history.  

1964  Ford Mustang formally introduced ($2368 base) on April - 17.  

1964  On April - 17 jerrie Mock becomes first woman to fly solo around the world  

1964  On this day in history "Cafe Crown" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 3 performances  

1966  100th intl soccer meet between Netherlands-Belgium (3-1) on this day in history.  

1967  Operation Linebacker II began in Mekong Delta on April - 17.  

1967  On this day in history shortwave Radio NY Worldwide goes back on the air after a week off  

1967  On April - 17 surveyor 3 launched; soft lands on Moon, April 20  

1968  On this day in history p Wild discovers asteroids #1773 Rumpelstilz, #1830 Pogson,  

1968  On April - 17 "Fade Out-Fade In" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 72 perfs  

1968  Margaret Seddon, dies at 95 on this day in history.  

1969  On April - 17 czechoslovakia's Communist Party chairman Alexander Dubcek deposed  

1969  Sirhan Sirhan is convicted of assassinating Sen Robert F Kennedy on this day in history.  

1969  On this day in history the Band (formerly The Hawks), perform their first concert  

1969  On this day in history bernadette Devlin elected to British house of commons  

1970  On this day in history apollo 13 limps back safely, Beech-built oxygen tank no help  

1970  Paul McCartney's first solo album "McCartney" on this day in history.  

1970  The Apollo XIII mission makes it back to earth It was the mission which popularized the phrase "Houston, we have a problem" as an on-board explosion threatened to kill the spacemen... "Houston, we HAD a problem" on this day in history.  

1970  Sergei U S Aleksi, patriarch of Russian-Orthodox church, dies at 92 on this day in history.  

1971  On this day in history egypt, Libya & Syria form federation (FAR)  

1971  Roberto Lupi, composer, dies at 62 on this day in history.  

1972  1st Boston Women's Marathon won by Nina Kuscsik of NY in 3:10:26 on April - 17.  

1974  Bundy victim Susan Rancourt disappears from CWU, Ellensburg, WA on this day in history.  

1974  Frank McGee, Today show host, dies of cancer at 52 on April - 17.  

1975  On April - 17 khmer Rouge captures Phnom Penh, Cambodia (Kampuchea Natl Day)  

1975  On April - 17 the government of Cambodia surrends to the Khmer Rouge  

1976  On April - 17 jean-Jacques Gailliard, Belgian painter, dies at 85  

1977  On this day in history e F Helin & S J Bus discovers asteroid #2135 Aristaeus  

1977  Marjorie Gateson, actress (One Man's Family), dies at 86 on this day in history.  

1978  On April - 17 bill Rodgers wins his 2nd Boston Marathon  

1983  On this day in history first National Coin Week begins  

1983  In Warsaw, police route 1,000 Solidarity supporters on April - 17.  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 17

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1278  On April - 17 birth of michael IX Palaeologus, co-ruling Eastern Roman Emperor (d. 1320)  

1539  Tobias Stimmer, Swiss painter/cartoonist (Comedia) was born on this day in history.  

1573  Maximilian I, duke/ruler of Bayern (Catholic League) was born on April - 17.  

1573  On this day in history birth of maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria (d. 1651)  

1586  John Ford, English dramatist ('Tis Pity She's a Whore) was born on this day in history.  

1587  Marco Ivan Lukacic, composer was born on April - 17.  

1598  Giovanni Riccioli, Italian astronomer (d. 1671) was born on April - 17.  

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  On this day in history death of alexander of Alexandria, Patriarch of Alexandria  

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

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

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

0858  Benedict III, Italian Pope (855-58), dies on April - 17.  

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

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