Historical Events In April - 17
Thursday, 18 April 2019
0326 On this day in history alexander of Alexandria, Patriarch of Alexandria
0485 On April - 17 proclus, Greek mathematician, dies in Athens [or Apr 14]
0617 On this day in history donnán of Eigg, Celtic Christian martyr, patron saint of Eigg
0818 Bernhard I, King of Italy, dies on April - 17.
0858 On April - 17 benedict III ends his reign as Catholic Pope
0858 On this day in history benedict III, Italian Pope (855-58), dies
1272 On April - 17 zita/Cita, Italian maid/saint, dies at about 59
1297 On April - 17 willem van Afflighem, Flemish poet/abbot St Truiden, dies at about 86
1397 On this day in history 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 Jan IV, duke of Brabant/Limburg/wife of Jacoba van Bayern, dies on April - 17.
1492 On April - 17 christopher Columbus signs contract with Spain to find the Indies
1492 On April - 17 christopher Columbus signs contract with Spain to find Indies
1521 Martin Luther is excommunicated from the Roman Catholic Church on this day in history.
1524 Giovanni Verrazano discovers New York Harbor. Real estate prices immediately increase on this day in history.
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 April - 17.
1555 On April - 17 siena surrenders for Spanish troops
1573 On April - 17 maximilian I, duke/ruler of Bayern (Catholic League)
1574 On April - 17 joachim Camerarius, [Liebhard Kammerer], German philologist, dies
1586 John Ford, English dramatist ('Tis Pity She's a Whore) on April - 17.
1587 On April - 17 marco Ivan Lukacic, composer
1596 On April - 17 arch duke Albrecht of Austria occupies Calais
1622 On April - 17 henry Vaughan, English poet (Silex Scintillans)
1629 1st commercial fishery established on this day in history.
1630 On April - 17 christian I, ruler of Anhalt-Bernburg (battle of White Mt), dies
1644 Abraham Jansz Storck, painter, baptized on April - 17.
1666 On this day in history francois Valentijn, Dutch vicar/writer
1676 Frederik I, van Hessen Kassel, King of Sweden (1720-51) on this day in history.
1679 On this day in history john van Kessel, Flemish painter, dies at 53
1683 On this day in history johann David Heinichen, composer
1699 Robert Blair, Scottish poet (Grave) on this day in history.
1704 1st successful US newspaper; published in Boston by John Campbell on April - 17.