Historical Events In April - 17
Monday, 24 February 2020
0326 On this day in history alexander of Alexandria, Patriarch of Alexandria
0485 On this day in history proclus, Greek mathematician, dies in Athens [or Apr 14]
0617 On this day in history donnĂˇn of Eigg, Celtic Christian martyr, patron saint of Eigg
0818 Bernhard I, King of Italy, dies on this day in history.
0858 Benedict III ends his reign as Catholic Pope on April - 17.
0858 Benedict III, Italian Pope (855-58), dies 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.
1397 On April - 17 geoffrey Chaucer tells the Canterbury Tales for the first time at the court of Richard II. Chaucer scholars have also identified this date (in 1387) as when the book's pilgrimage to Canterbury starts.
1427 On April - 17 jan IV, duke of Brabant/Limburg/wife of Jacoba van Bayern, dies
1492 On this day in history christopher Columbus signs contract with Spain to find the Indies
1492 Christopher Columbus signs contract with Spain to find Indies on this day in history.
1521 On April - 17 martin Luther is excommunicated from the Roman Catholic Church
1524 Giovanni Verrazano discovers New York Harbor. Real estate prices immediately increase on April - 17.
1524 On this day in history nY Harbor discovered by Giovanni Verrazano
1524 On April - 17 giovanni Verrazano, a florentine navigator, discovers New York Bay
1534 On April - 17 sir Thomas More confined in London Tower
1539 Tobias Stimmer, Swiss painter/cartoonist (Comedia) on this day in history.
1555 Siena surrenders for Spanish troops on this day in history.
1573 Maximilian I, duke/ruler of Bayern (Catholic League) on this day in history.
1574 On this day in history joachim Camerarius, [Liebhard Kammerer], German philologist, dies
1586 John Ford, English dramatist ('Tis Pity She's a Whore) on April - 17.
1587 Marco Ivan Lukacic, composer on April - 17.
1596 On April - 17 arch duke Albrecht of Austria occupies Calais
1622 On April - 17 henry Vaughan, English poet (Silex Scintillans)
1629 On April - 17 1st commercial fishery established
1630 On April - 17 christian I, ruler of Anhalt-Bernburg (battle of White Mt), dies
1644 On this day in history abraham Jansz Storck, painter, baptized
1666 Francois Valentijn, Dutch vicar/writer on April - 17.
1676 Frederik I, van Hessen Kassel, King of Sweden (1720-51) on April - 17.
1679 John van Kessel, Flemish painter, dies at 53 on April - 17.
1683 Johann David Heinichen, composer on this day in history.
1699 On April - 17 robert Blair, Scottish poet (Grave)
1704 On April - 17 1st successful US newspaper; published in Boston by John Campbell