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Historical Events In April - 17

Friday, 18 September 2020

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

1983  On April - 17 india launched its first satellite  

1983  Nolan Ryan strikes out his 3,500th batter on this day in history.  

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

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

1985  On April - 17 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  On this day in history carlton Barrett, Jamaican reggae drummer (No woman no cry), dies at 36  

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

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 April - 17.  

1989  On this day in history charles Lampkin, dies  

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

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

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 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 this day in history.  

1994  Peter Hacker, US journalist/actor (NBC, Broadcast News), dies at 69 on April - 17.  

1995  On April - 17 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 April - 17.  

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

2007  On this day in history 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  The St Cuthbert Gospel, Europe's oldest intact book, purchased by the British Library for 9 million pounds on this day in history.  

2013  5 people are killed in Wana, Pakistan, by a United States drone attack on this day in history.  

2014  Abdelaziz Bouteflika wins a fourth term as President of Algeria on April - 17.  

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

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  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  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  On April - 17 birth of michael IX Palaeologus, co-ruling Eastern Roman Emperor (d. 1320)  

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  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 April - 17.  

1587  On April - 17 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.  


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 this day in history.  

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

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

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 April - 17.  

1297  Willem van Afflighem, Flemish poet/abbot St Truiden, dies at about 86 on this day in history.  

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