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Historical Events In April - 17

Friday, 05 March 2021

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

1983  On this day in history 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  Felix Pappalardi, rocker (Cream, Mountain), dies on this day in history.  

1985  On this day in history ilona Bodden, writer, dies  

1986  On this day in history bessie Head, writer, dies  

1987  Julius Erving becomes the 3rd NBA player to score 30,000 points on this day in history.  

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

1988  On April - 17 eva Novak, actress (Medicine Man), dies of pneumonia at 90  

1989  Maximum NY State unemployment benefits raised to $245 per week on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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 April - 17 hank Penny, country music singer, dies at 73 of heart failure  

1993  Turgut Ă-zal, president of Turkey (1989-93), dies at 65 on April - 17.  

1994  On this day in history peter Hacker, US journalist/actor (NBC, Broadcast News), dies at 69  

1995  A R A (Anton) Murray, cricketer (289 runs & 11 wkts in 10 Tests), dies on April - 17.  

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

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

2007  On April - 17 the Pound Sterling hits a 15-year high against the US dollar, breaking through the US$2 level for the first time since 1992.  

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  On April - 17 abdelaziz Bouteflika wins a fourth term as President of Algeria  

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

2018  On April - 17 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 this day in history 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 April - 17.  

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  On April - 17 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  On this day in history birth of marco Ivan Lukacic, composer  

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 April - 17 death of alexander of Alexandria, Patriarch of Alexandria  

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

0617  On April - 17 death of donnán of Eigg, Celtic Christian martyr, patron saint of Eigg  

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

0858  On this day in history benedict III, Italian Pope (855-58), dies  

1080  On this day in history death of king Harald III of Denmark (b. 1041)  

1272  Zita/Cita, Italian maid/saint, dies at about 59 on April - 17.  

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

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