Historical Events In April - 17
Tuesday, 16 August 2022
2019 At least 29 people are killed in a bus crash on the Portuguese island of Madeira on April - 17.
2020 The China Securities Regulatory Commission approves a transaction in which Switzerland's Credit Suisse will take a majority interest in a China securities firm, making Credit Suisse the first foreign bank to own a majority of such a company since the easing of foreign ownership rules in 2018 on this day in history.
2020 [COVID-19 pandemic] China revises the COVID-19 death toll in Wuhan upward, adding 1,290 more fatalities to bring the country's reported COVID-19 deaths to 4,632 on this day in history.
2020 On April - 17 [COVID-19 pandemic] Europe surpasses 100,000 COVID-19-related deaths.
2020 The U.N. Human Rights Office accuses Myanmar of carrying out daily airstrikes in the Rakhine and Chin states and that at least 32 civilians have been killed since March 23. The separatist Arakan Army unilaterally declared a month-long ceasefire to fight the pandemic, but the military rejected the ceasefire claiming a previous ceasefire had been reneged by the insurgents on April - 17.
2021 Funeral of Prince Philip , consort to Queen Elizabeth II , held under COVID-19 restrictions at Windsor Palace, England on this day in history.
2021 COVID-19 pandemic: The global death toll from COVID-19 surpasses 3 million on this day in history.
2021 On April - 17 the Czech government concludes that the Russian GRU was responsible for the blast of two ammo warehouses in Vrbětice in 2014. 18 Russian diplomats and alleged spies are subsequently expelled.
2021 On April - 17 the Soyuz MS-17 mission concludes, returning three crewmembers of Expedition 64 to Earth from the International Space Station.