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Historical Events In April - 17

Monday, 20 September 2021

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

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

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

1964  Ford Mustang formally introduced ($2368 base) on this day in history.  

1964  On this day in history jerrie Mock becomes first woman to fly solo around the world  

1964  "Cafe Crown" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 3 performances on April - 17.  

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  Shortwave Radio NY Worldwide goes back on the air after a week off on this day in history.  

1967  Surveyor 3 launched; soft lands on Moon, April 20 on April - 17.  

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

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

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

1969  Czechoslovakia's Communist Party chairman Alexander Dubcek deposed on this day in history.  

1969  Sirhan Sirhan is convicted of assassinating Sen Robert F Kennedy on April - 17.  

1969  On April - 17 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 April - 17 apollo 13 limps back safely, Beech-built oxygen tank no help  

1970  On this day in history paul McCartney's first solo album "McCartney"  

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 April - 17 egypt, Libya & Syria form federation (FAR)  

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

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

1974  On April - 17 bundy victim Susan Rancourt disappears from CWU, Ellensburg, WA  

1974  On this day in history frank McGee, Today show host, dies of cancer at 52  

1975  Khmer Rouge captures Phnom Penh, Cambodia (Kampuchea Natl Day) on April - 17.  

1975  The government of Cambodia surrends to the Khmer Rouge on April - 17.  

1976  Jean-Jacques Gailliard, Belgian painter, dies at 85 on April - 17.  

1977  E F Helin & S J Bus discovers asteroid #2135 Aristaeus on this day in history.  

1977  Marjorie Gateson, actress (One Man's Family), dies at 86 on April - 17.  

1978  Bill Rodgers wins his 2nd Boston Marathon on April - 17.  

1983  On April - 17 first National Coin Week begins  

1983  In Warsaw, police route 1,000 Solidarity supporters on this day in history.  

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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 this day in history birth of tobias Stimmer, Swiss painter/cartoonist (Comedia)  

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  On this day in history birth of john Ford, English dramatist ('Tis Pity She's a Whore)  

1587  Marco Ivan Lukacic, composer was born on this day in history.  

1598  On this day in history 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  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 this day in history death of donnĂ¡n of Eigg, Celtic Christian martyr, patron saint of Eigg  

0818  Bernhard I, King of Italy, dies on April - 17.  

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  On April - 17 zita/Cita, Italian maid/saint, dies at about 59  

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

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