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Historical Events In April - 17

Monday, 04 July 2022

1983  India entered space age launching SLV-3 rocket on this day in history.  

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

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

1983  On this day in history wayne Gretsky scores 7 points in a playoff game  

1983  On April - 17 felix Pappalardi, rocker (Cream, Mountain), dies  

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

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 this day in history.  

1988  Eva Novak, actress (Medicine Man), dies of pneumonia at 90 on this day in history.  

1989  On this day in history maximum NY State unemployment benefits raised to $245 per week  

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

1989  On April - 17 charles Lampkin, dies  

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

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 this day in history.  

1991  Jack Yellen, US poet (Sons o' Fun), dies at 97 on this day in history.  

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 April - 17.  

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

1996  Eva Jones, poet/novelist, dies at 82 on April - 17.  

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 this day in history.  

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 April - 17.  

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

2019  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 on April - 17.  

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

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

1598  On April - 17 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)  

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 this day in history proclus, Greek mathematician, dies in Athens [or Apr 14]  

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

0818  On this day in history bernhard I, King of Italy, dies  

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

1080  On April - 17 death of king Harald III of Denmark (b. 1041)  

1272  Zita/Cita, Italian maid/saint, dies at about 59 on this day in history.  

1297  On April - 17 willem van Afflighem, Flemish poet/abbot St Truiden, dies at about 86  

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