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Historical Events In April - 17

Tuesday, 15 June 2021

1983  On April - 17 india entered space age launching SLV-3 rocket  

1983  On April - 17 india launched its first satellite  

1983  On April - 17 nolan Ryan strikes out his 3,500th batter  

1983  Wayne Gretsky scores 7 points in a playoff game on this day in history.  

1983  On this day in history felix Pappalardi, rocker (Cream, Mountain), dies  

1985  Ilona Bodden, writer, dies on this day in history.  

1986  Bessie Head, writer, dies on this day in history.  

1987  On April - 17 julius Erving becomes the 3rd NBA player to score 30,000 points  

1987  Carlton Barrett, Jamaican reggae drummer (No woman no cry), dies at 36 on this day in history.  

1988  Eva Novak, actress (Medicine Man), dies of pneumonia at 90 on April - 17.  

1989  On April - 17 maximum NY State unemployment benefits raised to $245 per week  

1989  Soviet-US agreement allows Soviets to fight US pros on this day in history.  

1989  On April - 17 charles Lampkin, dies  

1990  On April - 17 ralph David Abernathy, US civil rights leader, dies  

1991  Dow Jones closes for first time over 3,000 on April - 17.  

1991  On this day in history railroad workers go on strike in the US  

1991  Jack Yellen, US poet (Sons o' Fun), dies at 97 on April - 17.  

1992  On this day in history hank Penny, country music singer, dies at 73 of heart failure  

1993  On this day in history turgut Ă-zal, president of Turkey (1989-93), dies at 65  

1994  On April - 17 peter Hacker, US journalist/actor (NBC, Broadcast News), dies at 69  

1995  On this day in history a R A (Anton) Murray, cricketer (289 runs & 11 wkts in 10 Tests), dies  

1996  On April - 17 eva Jones, poet/novelist, dies at 82  

1997  On April - 17 chaim Herzog, President of Israel (1983-93), dies at 78  

2005  Twelve holidaymakers are killed in southern Switzerland when a bus carrying twenty seven people plunges 656 feet into a ravine on April - 17.  

2006  A suicide bombing by Islamic Jihad in Tel Aviv kills nine people and injures dozens on April - 17.  

2007  The Pound Sterling hits a 15-year high against the US dollar, breaking through the US$2 level for the first time since 1992 on this day in history.  

2012  On April - 17 the St Cuthbert Gospel, Europe's oldest intact book, purchased by the British Library for 9 million pounds  

2013  On April - 17 5 people are killed in Wana, Pakistan, by a United States drone attack  

2014  Abdelaziz Bouteflika wins a fourth term as President of Algeria on this day in history.  

2017  1st living giant shipworm at 3 ft found in the Philippines, really a type of clam on April - 17.  

2018  On this day in history former F.B.I. director James Comey publishes his political autobiography “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership”  

2018  Protests across India at the rape and murder of an 8-year old Muslim girl in Kathua, Bengalu on this day in history.  

2019  BeyoncĂ© releases a live album of her 2018 Coachella performance on the same day as her Netflix documentary "Homecoming" on this day in history.  

2019  On April - 17 the 2019 Indonesian general election takes place; for the President, 575 seats in the People's Representative Council, and 136 seats in the Regional Representative Council.  

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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 this day in history.  

1573  On April - 17 birth of maximilian I, duke/ruler of Bayern (Catholic League)  

1573  Maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria (d. 1651) was born on this day in history.  

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

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)  


Famous Deaths In April - 17

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0326  Death of Alexander of Alexandria, Patriarch of Alexandria on this day in history.  

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

0617  Death of Donnán of Eigg, Celtic Christian martyr, patron saint of Eigg on this day in history.  

0818  Bernhard I, King of Italy, dies on this day in history.  

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 April - 17.  

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

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