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Historical Events In April - 17

Tuesday, 07 July 2020

1983  On this day in history india entered space age launching SLV-3 rocket  

1983  India launched its first satellite on this day in history.  

1983  Nolan Ryan strikes out his 3,500th batter on April - 17.  

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

1983  Felix Pappalardi, rocker (Cream, Mountain), dies on April - 17.  

1985  Ilona Bodden, writer, dies on April - 17.  

1986  On April - 17 bessie Head, writer, dies  

1987  On this day in history 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 April - 17.  

1988  On this day in history eva Novak, actress (Medicine Man), dies of pneumonia at 90  

1989  Maximum NY State unemployment benefits raised to $245 per week on April - 17.  

1989  On this day in history soviet-US agreement allows Soviets to fight US pros  

1989  Charles Lampkin, dies on this day in history.  

1990  Ralph David Abernathy, US civil rights leader, dies on this day in history.  

1991  On this day in history dow Jones closes for first time over 3,000  

1991  Railroad workers go on strike in the US on April - 17.  

1991  On April - 17 jack Yellen, US poet (Sons o' Fun), dies at 97  

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

1993  Turgut Ă-zal, president of Turkey (1989-93), dies at 65 on this day in history.  

1994  Peter Hacker, US journalist/actor (NBC, Broadcast News), dies at 69 on this day in history.  

1995  On April - 17 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  Chaim Herzog, President of Israel (1983-93), dies at 78 on April - 17.  

2005  On this day in history twelve holidaymakers are killed in southern Switzerland when a bus carrying twenty seven people plunges 656 feet into a ravine.  

2006  A suicide bombing by Islamic Jihad in Tel Aviv kills nine people and injures dozens on this day in history.  

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 this day in history the St Cuthbert Gospel, Europe's oldest intact book, purchased by the British Library for 9 million pounds  

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

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 this day in history.  

2018  Former F.B.I. director James Comey publishes his political autobiography “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership” on April - 17.  

2018  On April - 17 protests across India at the rape and murder of an 8-year old Muslim girl in Kathua, Bengalu  

2019  On April - 17 beyoncĂ© releases a live album of her 2018 Coachella performance on the same day as her Netflix documentary "Homecoming"  

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  Michael IX Palaeologus, co-ruling Eastern Roman Emperor (d. 1320) was born on this day in history.  

1539  Tobias Stimmer, Swiss painter/cartoonist (Comedia) was born on April - 17.  

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

1573  Maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria (d. 1651) was born on April - 17.  

1586  John Ford, English dramatist ('Tis Pity She's a Whore) was born on April - 17.  

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

1598  Giovanni Riccioli, Italian astronomer (d. 1671) was born on this day in history.  

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

0485  Proclus, Greek mathematician, dies in Athens [or Apr 14] on this day in history.  

0617  On this day in history death of donnán of Eigg, Celtic Christian martyr, patron saint of Eigg  

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

0858  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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