Historical Events In April - 17
Monday, 19 April 2021
1924 Metro Pictures, Goldwyn Pictures & Louis B Mayer Co merged to form MGM on this day in history.
1925 On April - 17 nY Yankee Babe Ruth has ulcer surgery
1927 On this day in history japan's Wakarsoeki govt falls/Baron Tanaka becomes premier
1930 On this day in history abkhazian ASSR established in Georgian SSR
1930 On April - 17 abkhazian ASSR forms in Georgian SSR
1932 On April - 17 emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia ends slavery
1933 On this day in history chicago Bears win their 1st NFL Game beating NY Giants 23-21
1934 New Fenway Park opens, Washington Senators beat Red Sox 6-5 on this day in history.
1935 Provincial-National elections (Musserts NSB achieves 7.9%/44 chairs) on April - 17.
1936 Charles J M Ruys de Beerenbrouck, Dutch PM (1918-23, 29-33), dies on April - 17.
1937 On April - 17 cartoon characters Daffy Duck, Elmer J Fudd & Petunia Pig, debut
1939 On April - 17 joe Louis KOs Jack Roper in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
1941 Office of Price Administration established (handled rationing) on this day in history.
1941 On this day in history british troop land in Iraq/Yugoslavia; surrender to nazis
1942 12 Lancasters bombs MAN-factory in Augsburg on April - 17.
1943 Admiral Yamamoto flies from Truk to Rabaul on April - 17.
1944 J T Hearne, cricketer (took 49 wkts in 12 Tests for England), dies on April - 17.
1945 8th Air Force bombs Dresden on this day in history.
1945 Hannie Schaft, "Girl with red hair," executed on April - 17.
1946 On this day in history last French troops leave Syria (National Day)
1946 On April - 17 syria declares independence from French administration
1946 John Iddon, cricketer (car accident 5 Tests for Eng 1934-35), dies on this day in history.
1947 Jackie Robinson bunts for his first major league hit on this day in history.
1947 Jackie Robinson bunts for his 1st major league hit on April - 17.
1948 Johan P earl of Limburg Stirum, diplomat, dies at 75 on this day in history.
1951 On this day in history nY Yankee Mickey Mantle's 1st game, he goes 1 for 4
1953 Mickey Mantle hits a 565' (172 m) HR in Wash DC's Griffith Stadium on April - 17.
1955 On April - 17 betty Jameson wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open
1956 USSR's Cominform (Parliament) dissolves on April - 17.
1956 Willie Mosconi sinks 150 consecutive balls in a billiard tournament on April - 17.
1956 On this day in history bulgaria premier Tchervenkov resigns
1958 Brussel's (Belgium) World Fair opens on this day in history.
1960 American Samoa sets up a constitutional government on April - 17.
1960 Eddie Cochran, rocker, dies at 21 in a car crash on this day in history.