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Historical Events In April - 17

Friday, 14 May 2021

1961  1,400 Cuban exiles land in Bay of Pigs attempt to overthrow Castro on April - 17.  

1961  Bay of Pig invasion The US try to start a people's revolution to overthrow Fidel Castro. They fail on this day in history.  

1962  On this day in history louise Fazenda, dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 66  

1964  On April - 17 ford Mustang formally introduced ($2368 base)  

1964  Jerrie Mock becomes first woman to fly solo around the world on this day in history.  

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

1966  On April - 17 100th intl soccer meet between Netherlands-Belgium (3-1)  

1967  Operation Linebacker II began in Mekong Delta on this day in history.  

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 April - 17 p Wild discovers asteroids #1773 Rumpelstilz, #1830 Pogson,  

1968  On this day in history "Fade Out-Fade In" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 72 perfs  

1968  On April - 17 margaret Seddon, dies at 95  

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

1969  On April - 17 sirhan Sirhan is convicted of assassinating Sen Robert F Kennedy  

1969  On April - 17 the Band (formerly The Hawks), perform their first concert  

1969  On April - 17 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 April - 17 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 April - 17.  

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

1971  Egypt, Libya & Syria form federation (FAR) on this day in history.  

1971  On April - 17 roberto Lupi, composer, dies at 62  

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

1974  On this day in history bundy victim Susan Rancourt disappears from CWU, Ellensburg, WA  

1974  On April - 17 frank McGee, Today show host, dies of cancer at 52  

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

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

1976  On this day in history jean-Jacques Gailliard, Belgian painter, dies at 85  

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 this day in history.  

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

1983  On April - 17 first National Coin Week begins  

1983  On April - 17 in Warsaw, police route 1,000 Solidarity supporters  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 17

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1278  Michael IX Palaeologus, co-ruling Eastern Roman Emperor (d. 1320) was born on April - 17.  

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 this day in history.  

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  On this day in history birth of giovanni Riccioli, Italian astronomer (d. 1671)  

1620  On this day in history 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  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 this day in history.  

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

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

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 this day in history.  

1297  Willem van Afflighem, Flemish poet/abbot St Truiden, dies at about 86 on April - 17.  

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