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April 17th, 2069 (April 17 2069)EventAfter the First Battle of Bedriacum, Vitellius becomes Roman Emperor.
April 17th, 2008 (April 17 2008)DeathAime Cesaire, French Martinican poet and politician (born in 1913)
April 17th, 2008 (April 17 2008)DeathDanny Federici, organ player for E-Street Band (born in 1950)
April 17th, 2007 (April 17 2007)DeathKitty Carlisle, American actress and television personality (born in 1910)
April 17th, 2006 (April 17 2006)EventNine people were killed and at least 40 wounded in a suicide bombing near the old central bus station in Tel Aviv. Islamic Jihad and Fatah s Al Aksa Martyrs Brigades both claimed responsibility for the attack.
April 17th, 2004 (April 17 2004)DeathEdmond Pidoux, Swiss writer (born in 1908)
April 17th, 2004 (April 17 2004)DeathSoundarya, Indian actress (born in 1971)
April 17th, 2003 (April 17 2003)DeathRobert Atkins, American dietician (born in 1930)
April 17th, 2003 (April 17 2003)DeathPaul Getty, American-born philanthropist (born in 1932)
April 17th, 2003 (April 17 2003)DeathEarl King, American musician and songwriter (born in 1934)
April 17th, 2003 (April 17 2003)DeathYiannis Latsis, Greek shipping tycoon (born in 1910)
April 17th, 2002 (April 17 2002)EventFour Canadian Forces soldiers are killed in Afghanistan by friendly fire from two United States Air Force F-16s, the first deaths in a combat zone for Canada since the Korean War.
April 17th, 1998 (April 17 1998)DeathLinda McCartney, American-born wife of Paul McCartney (born in 1941)Paul McCartney Quotes
April 17th, 1997 (April 17 1997)DeathAllan Francovich, American documentarian
April 17th, 1997 (April 17 1997)DeathPiet Hein, Danish scientist and poet (born in 1905)Piet Hein Quotes
April 17th, 1996 (April 17 1996)BirthDee Dee Davis, American actress
April 17th, 1995 (April 17 1995)DeathFrank E. Resnik, American business executive (born in 1928)
April 17th, 1994 (April 17 1994)DeathRoger Wolcott Sperry, American neurobiologist, Nobel laureate (born in 1913)
April 17th, 1993 (April 17 1993)DeathTurgut Ozal, 8th president of Turkey (born in 1927)
April 17th, 1991 (April 17 1991)EventThe Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above 3,000 for the first time ever gaining 17.58 to 3,004.46.
April 17th, 1990 (April 17 1990)BirthJonathan Brown, Welsh footballer
April 17th, 1990 (April 17 1990)DeathRalph Abernathy, American civil rights activist (born in 1936)
April 17th, 1988 (April 17 1988)DeathLouise Nevelson, American sculptor (born in 1900)
April 17th, 1987 (April 17 1987)DeathCecil Harmsworth King, owner of Mirror Group Newspapers (born in 1901)
April 17th, 1986 (April 17 1986)EventThe Three Hundred and Thirty Five Years War between the Netherlands and the Isles of Scilly ends.
April 17th, 1985 (April 17 1985)BirthJo-Wilfried Tsonga, French tennis player
April 17th, 1984 (April 17 1984)EventPolice Constable Yvonne Fletcher is killed by gunfire from the Libyan People s Bureau in London during a small demonstration outside the embassy. Ten others are woundedied in The events lead to an 11-day siege of the building.
April 17th, 1984 (April 17 1984)DeathClaude Provost, French Canadian ice hockey player (born in 1933)
April 17th, 1983 (April 17 1983)BirthStanislav Chistov, Russian hockey player
April 17th, 1983 (April 17 1983)BirthRoberto Jimenez, Peruvian football player
April 17th, 1983 (April 17 1983)DeathFelix Pappalardi, American musician and recording producer (born in 1939) (Mountain)
April 17th, 1982 (April 17 1982)EventPatriation of the Canadian constitution in Ottawa by Proclamation of Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada.
April 17th, 1982 (April 17 1982)BirthLee Jun Ki, South Korean actor and model
April 17th, 1982 (April 17 1982)BirthBrad Boyes, Canadian hockey player
April 17th, 1981 (April 17 1981)BirthHanna Pakarinen, Finnish singer
April 17th, 1981 (April 17 1981)BirthRyan Raburn, American baseball player
April 17th, 1980 (April 17 1980)BirthCurtis Woodhouse, English footballer/boxer
April 17th, 1980 (April 17 1980)BirthLee Hyun-il, South Korean badminton player
April 17th, 1979 (April 17 1979)BirthSiddharth Narayan, Indian actor
April 17th, 1978 (April 17 1978)BirthLindsay Hartley, American actress
April 17th, 1978 (April 17 1978)BirthJason White, Scottish rugby player
April 17th, 1977 (April 17 1977)BirthChad Hedrick, American speed skater
April 17th, 1977 (April 17 1977)BirthSizzla, Jamaican dancehall artist
April 17th, 1977 (April 17 1977)BirthPhil Jamieson, Australian singer (Grinspoon)
April 17th, 1977 (April 17 1977)DeathWilliam Cardinal Conway, Northern Irish clergyman (born in 1913)
April 17th, 1976 (April 17 1976)BirthMonet Mazur, American actress and musician
April 17th, 1976 (April 17 1976)BirthAlex Nesic, American actor
April 17th, 1976 (April 17 1976)DeathHenrik Dam, Danish biochemist, Nobel laureate (born in 1895)
April 17th, 1975 (April 17 1975)EventThe Cambodian Civil War ends. The Khmer Rouge captures the capital Phnom Penh and Cambodian government forces surrender.
April 17th, 1975 (April 17 1975)BirthGabriel Soto, Mexican actor
April 17th, 1975 (April 17 1975)BirthTravis Roy, American hockey player
April 17th, 1975 (April 17 1975)DeathSarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Indian philosopher (born in 1888) Philo Quotes
April 17th, 1974 (April 17 1974)BirthVictoria Beckham, English singer
April 17th, 1974 (April 17 1974)BirthMikael Akerfeldt, Swedish guitarist and singer (Opeth)
April 17th, 1973 (April 17 1973)EventFederal Express delivers its first package.
April 17th, 1973 (April 17 1973)BirthBrett Maher, Australian basketballer
April 17th, 1973 (April 17 1973)BirthKaiho Ryoji, Japanese sumo wrestler
April 17th, 1972 (April 17 1972)BirthGary Bennett, American baseball player
April 17th, 1972 (April 17 1972)BirthTony Boselli, American football player
April 17th, 1972 (April 17 1972)BirthJennifer Garner, American actress
April 17th, 1972 (April 17 1972)BirthMuttiah Muralitharan, Sri Lankan cricketer
April 17th, 1972 (April 17 1972)BirthJarkko Wiss, Finnish Footballer
April 17th, 1972 (April 17 1972)BirthTerran Sandwith, Canadian ice hockey player
April 17th, 1972 (April 17 1972)BirthClaire Sweeney, English actress
April 17th, 1971 (April 17 1971)EventThe People s Republic of Bangladesh forms, under Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at Mujibnagor.
April 17th, 1971 (April 17 1971)EventSierra Leone becomes a republic.
April 17th, 1970 (April 17 1970)EventApollo program: The ill-fated Apollo 13 spacecraft returns to Earth safely.
April 17th, 1970 (April 17 1970)BirthRedman, American rapper
April 17th, 1969 (April 17 1969)EventSirhan Sirhan is convicted of assassinating Robert F. Kennedy.Robert F. Kennedy Quotes
April 17th, 1969 (April 17 1969)EventCzechoslovakian Communist Party chairman Alexander Dubcek is deposed.
April 17th, 1968 (April 17 1968)BirthPrince Maurits of the Netherlands
April 17th, 1967 (April 17 1967)BirthMarquis Grissom, American baseball player
April 17th, 1967 (April 17 1967)BirthKimberly Elise, American actress
April 17th, 1967 (April 17 1967)BirthHenry Ian Cusick, Peruvian-born Scottish actor
April 17th, 1967 (April 17 1967)BirthLiz Phair, American musician/songwriter
April 17th, 1967 (April 17 1967)DeathRed Allen, American jazz trumpeter (born in 1908)
April 17th, 1966 (April 17 1966)BirthVikram, Indian actor
April 17th, 1965 (April 17 1965)BirthWilliam Mapother, American actor
April 17th, 1965 (April 17 1965)BirthYoshiki Kuroda, Japanese urban planner
April 17th, 1964 (April 17 1964)EventThe Ford Motor Company unveils the Ford Mustang at the New York World s Fair.
April 17th, 1964 (April 17 1964)EventJerrie Mock becomes the first woman to circumnavigate the world by air.
April 17th, 1964 (April 17 1964)EventShea Stadium opens.
April 17th, 1964 (April 17 1964)BirthMaynard James Keenan, American singer (Tool and A Perfect Circle)
April 17th, 1964 (April 17 1964)BirthKen Daneyko, Canadian ice hockey player
April 17th, 1964 (April 17 1964)BirthLela Rochon, American actress
April 17th, 1963 (April 17 1963)BirthJoel Murray, American actor
April 17th, 1961 (April 17 1961)EventBay of Pigs Invasion: A group of CIA finances and trains Cuban refugees lands at the Bay of Pigs in Cuba with the aim of ousting Fidel Castro.Fidel Castro Quotes
April 17th, 1961 (April 17 1961)BirthBoomer Esiason, American football player
April 17th, 1961 (April 17 1961)BirthFrank J. Christensen, American labor leader
April 17th, 1960 (April 17 1960)DeathEddie Cochran, American musician (born in 1938)
April 17th, 1959 (April 17 1959)BirthSean Bean, English actor
April 17th, 1957 (April 17 1957)BirthNick Hornby, English author
April 17th, 1955 (April 17 1955)BirthPete Shelley, British musician
April 17th, 1954 (April 17 1954)BirthRiccardo Patrese, Italian race car driver
April 17th, 1954 (April 17 1954)BirthRowdy Roddy Piper, Canadian professional wrestler
April 17th, 1954 (April 17 1954)BirthMichael Sembello, American musician
April 17th, 1954 (April 17 1954)DeathLucretiu Patrascanu, Romanian communist activist (born in 1900)
April 17th, 1952 (April 17 1952)BirthZeljko Raznatovic, Serbian warlord (died in 2000)
April 17th, 1951 (April 17 1951)BirthOlivia Hussey, Argentine-born actress
April 17th, 1951 (April 17 1951)BirthBorje Salming, Swedish ice hockey player
April 17th, 1950 (April 17 1950)BirthL. Scott Caldwell, American actress
April 17th, 1950 (April 17 1950)BirthBruce McNall, American former NHL team owner
April 17th, 1948 (April 17 1948)BirthJan Hammer, Czech composer
April 17th, 1947 (April 17 1947)BirthLinda Martin, Irish singer
April 17th, 1947 (April 17 1947)BirthTsutomu Wakamatsu, Japanese baseball player
April 17th, 1945 (April 17 1945)EventIn Stassfurt, Germany, United States Lieutenant Colonel Boris T. Pash seizes half a ton of uranium, in an attempt to foil Soviet Union plans to build an atomic bomb.Tom Ze Quotes
April 17th, 1944 (April 17 1944)DeathJ.T. Hearne, English cricketer (born in 1867)
April 17th, 1942 (April 17 1942)EventPOW French General Henri Giraud escapes from his castle prison in Festung Konigstein.
April 17th, 1942 (April 17 1942)BirthDavid Bradley, British actor
April 17th, 1942 (April 17 1942)DeathJean Perrin, French physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (born in 1870)
April 17th, 1941 (April 17 1941)EventWorld War II: The Kingdom of Yugoslavia surrenders to Germany.
April 17th, 1941 (April 17 1941)DeathAl Bowlly, British dance band vocalist (born in 1899)
April 17th, 1940 (April 17 1940)BirthBilly Fury, British singer (died in 1983)
April 17th, 1940 (April 17 1940)BirthJohn McCririck, English television horse racing pundit
April 17th, 1940 (April 17 1940)BirthAnja Silja, German soprano
April 17th, 1938 (April 17 1938)BirthBen Barnes, American politician
April 17th, 1937 (April 17 1937)BirthFerdinand Piech, Austrian-German automotive engineer and executive
April 17th, 1937 (April 17 1937)DeathYi Sang, Korean Poet (born in 1910)
April 17th, 1936 (April 17 1936)DeathCharles Ruijs de Beerenbrouck, Dutch prime minister (born in 1873)
April 17th, 1935 (April 17 1935)BirthTheo Angelopoulos, Greek film director
April 17th, 1934 (April 17 1934)BirthDon Kirshner, American composer
April 17th, 1930 (April 17 1930)BirthChris Barber, British jazz band leader
April 17th, 1930 (April 17 1930)DeathAlexander Golovin, Russian painter (born in 1863)
April 17th, 1929 (April 17 1929)BirthJames Last, German band leader
April 17th, 1929 (April 17 1929)BirthPeggy McKercher, 11th Chancellor of the University of Saskatchewan)
April 17th, 1928 (April 17 1928)BirthCynthia Ozick, American writer
April 17th, 1926 (April 17 1926)BirthGerry McNeil, Canadian ice hockey player (died in 2004)
April 17th, 1924 (April 17 1924)EventMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios is formed from a merger of Metro Pictures, Goldwyn Pictures, and the Louis B. Mayer Company.Louis B. Mayer Quotes
April 17th, 1923 (April 17 1923)BirthLindsay Anderson, English film director (died in 1994)
April 17th, 1923 (April 17 1923)BirthHarry Reasoner, American journalist (died in 1991)
April 17th, 1923 (April 17 1923)BirthSolly Hemus, American baseball player
April 17th, 1921 (April 17 1921)DeathManuel Dimech, Maltese philosopher and social reformer (born in 1860) Philo Quotes
April 17th, 1919 (April 17 1919)BirthGilles Lamontagne, French Canadian politician
April 17th, 1919 (April 17 1919)BirthChavela Vargas, Costa Rican-Mexican singer
April 17th, 1918 (April 17 1918)BirthWilliam Holden, American actor (died in 1981)
April 17th, 1917 (April 17 1917)BirthBill Clements, American politician
April 17th, 1916 (April 17 1916)BirthHelenio Herrera, French footballer player and manager (died in 1997)
April 17th, 1915 (April 17 1915)BirthJoe Foss, American soldier and politician (died in 2003)
April 17th, 1914 (April 17 1914)BirthGeorge W. Davis, American art director (died in 1984)
April 17th, 1910 (April 17 1910)BirthIvan Goff, Australian screenwriter (died in 1999)
April 17th, 1909 (April 17 1909)BirthAlain Poher, French politician (died in 1996)
April 17th, 1907 (April 17 1907)EventThe Ellis Island immigration center processes 11,747 people, more than any other day.
April 17th, 1906 (April 17 1906)BirthSidney R. Garfield, American physician (died in 1984)
April 17th, 1905 (April 17 1905)EventThe Supreme Court of the United States decides Lochner v. New York which held that the "right to free contract" was implicit in the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution.
April 17th, 1905 (April 17 1905)BirthArthur Lake, American actor (died in 1987)
April 17th, 1903 (April 17 1903)BirthGregor Piatigorsky, Russian cellist (died in 1976)
April 17th, 1903 (April 17 1903)BirthMorgan Taylor, American athlete (died in 1975)
April 17th, 1902 (April 17 1902)BirthJaime Torres Bodet, Mexican politician (died in 1974)
April 17th, 1902 (April 17 1902)DeathFrancis of Assisi of Bourbon, King Consort of Spain (born in 1822) Francis of Assisi Quotes
April 17th, 1897 (April 17 1897)BirthThornton Wilder, American dramatist (died in 1975)Thornton Wilder Quotes
April 17th, 1896 (April 17 1896)BirthSenor Wences, Spanish ventriloquist (died in 1999)
April 17th, 1895 (April 17 1895)EventThe Treaty of Shimonoseki between China and Japan is signedied in This marks the end of the First Sino-Japanese War, and the defeated Qing Empire is forced to renounce its claims on Korea and to concede the southern portion of the Fengtien province, Taiwan and the Pescadores Islands to Japan.
April 17th, 1894 (April 17 1894)BirthNikita Khrushchev, Premier of the Soviet Union (died in 1971)Nikita Khrushchev Quotes
April 17th, 1892 (April 17 1892)DeathAlexander Mackenzie, 2nd Prime Minister of Canada (born in 1822)
April 17th, 1890 (April 17 1890)BirthArt Acord, American actor and rodeo rider (died in 1931)
April 17th, 1885 (April 17 1885)BirthKaren Blixen (Isak Dinesen), Danish author (died in 1962)
April 17th, 1884 (April 17 1884)BirthLeo Frank, American convict (died in 1915)
April 17th, 1882 (April 17 1882)BirthArtur Schnabel, Polish pianist (died in 1951)Artur Schnabel Quotes
April 17th, 1882 (April 17 1882)DeathGeorge Jennings Sanitary engineer (born in 1810)
April 17th, 1877 (April 17 1877)BirthMatsudaira Tsuneo, Japanese diplomat (died in 1949)
April 17th, 1873 (April 17 1873)DeathFyodor Petrovich Tolstoy, Russian painter (born in 1783)
April 17th, 1866 (April 17 1866)BirthErnest Starling, British physiologist (died in 1927)
April 17th, 1865 (April 17 1865)EventMary Surratt is arrested as a conspirator in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.Abraham Lincoln Quotes
April 17th, 1865 (April 17 1865)BirthUrsula Julia Ledochowska, Polish-Austrian Catholic saint (died in 1939)
April 17th, 1864 (April 17 1864)EventAmerican Civil War: Battle of Plymouth begins - Confederate forces attack Plymouth, North Carolina.
April 17th, 1863 (April 17 1863)BirthAugustus Edward Hough Love, English mathematician (died in 1940)
April 17th, 1863 (April 17 1863)BirthConstantine P. Cavafy, Greek poet (died in 1933)Constantine P. Cavafy Quotes
April 17th, 1861 (April 17 1861)EventAmerican Civil War: Virginia secedes from the United States.
April 17th, 1849 (April 17 1849)BirthWilliam R. Day, American diplomat and Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (died in 1923)
April 17th, 1843 (April 17 1843)DeathSamuel Morey, American inventor (born in 1762)
April 17th, 1842 (April 17 1842)BirthMaurice Rouvier, French statesman (died in 1911)
April 17th, 1837 (April 17 1837)BirthJ.P. Morgan, American financier (died in 1913)
April 17th, 1833 (April 17 1833)BirthJean-Baptiste Accolay, Belgian composer (died in 1900)
April 17th, 1816 (April 17 1816)BirthThomas Hazlehurst, English Methodist chapel builder (died in 1876)
April 17th, 1799 (April 17 1799)DeathRichard Jupp, English architect (born in 1728)
April 17th, 1798 (April 17 1798)BirthEtienne Bobillier, French mathematician (died in 1840)
April 17th, 1797 (April 17 1797)EventSir Ralph Abercromby attacks San Juan, Puerto Rico in what would be one of the largest invasions to Spanish territories in America.
April 17th, 1794 (April 17 1794)BirthCarl Friedrich Philipp von Martius, German botanist (died in 1868)
April 17th, 1790 (April 17 1790)DeathBenjamin Franklin, American inventor, diplomat, and printer (born in 1706)Benjamin Franklin Quotes
April 17th, 1764 (April 17 1764)DeathJohann Mattheson, German composer (born in 1681)
April 17th, 1761 (April 17 1761)DeathThomas Bayes, English mathematician
April 17th, 1750 (April 17 1750)BirthFrancois de Neufchateau, French statesman and intellectual figure (died in 1828)
April 17th, 1742 (April 17 1742)DeathArvid Horn, Swedish statesman (born in 1664)
April 17th, 1741 (April 17 1741)BirthSamuel Chase, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (died in 1811)
April 17th, 1734 (April 17 1734)BirthTaksin, King of Thailand (died in 1782)
April 17th, 1713 (April 17 1713)DeathDavid Hollatz, Pomeranian dogmatician (born in 1648)
April 17th, 1711 (April 17 1711)DeathJoseph I, Holy Roman Emperor (born in 1678)
April 17th, 1710 (April 17 1710)BirthHenry Erskine, 10th Earl of Buchan, British Freemason (died in 1767)
April 17th, 1696 (April 17 1696)DeathMarie de Rabutin-Chantal, French writer (born in 1626)
April 17th, 1695 (April 17 1695)DeathSor Juana, Mexican writer
April 17th, 1680 (April 17 1680)DeathKateri Tekakwitha, first American Indian to receive beatification (born in 1656)
April 17th, 1622 (April 17 1622)BirthHenry Vaughan, Welsh poet (died in 1695)Henry Vaughan Quotes
April 17th, 1620 (April 17 1620)BirthMarguerite Bourgeoys, founder of the Congregation of Notre Dame (died in 1700)
April 17th, 1598 (April 17 1598)BirthGiovanni Riccioli, Italian astronomer (died in 1671)
April 17th, 1586 (April 17 1586)BirthJohn Ford, English dramatist
April 17th, 1574 (April 17 1574)DeathJoachim Camerarius, German classical scholar (born in 1500)
April 17th, 1573 (April 17 1573)BirthMaximilian I, Elector of Bavaria (died in 1651)
April 17th, 1555 (April 17 1555)EventAfter 18 months of siege, Siena surrenders to the Florentine-Imperial army. The Republic of Siena is incorporated into the Grand Duchy of Tuscany.
April 17th, 1539 (April 17 1539)DeathGeorge, Duke of Saxony (born in 1471)
April 17th, 1524 (April 17 1524)EventGiovanni da Verrazzano reaches New York harbor.
April 17th, 1521 (April 17 1521)EventMartin Luther speaks to the assembly at the Diet of Worms, refusing to recant his teachings.Martin Luther Quotes
April 17th, 1492 (April 17 1492)EventSpain and Christopher Columbus sign a contract for him to sail to Asia to get spices.Christopher Columbus Quotes
April 17th, 1427 (April 17 1427)DeathJohn IV, Duke of Brabant (born in 1403)
April 17th, 1397 (April 17 1397)EventGeoffrey 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.Geoffrey Chaucer Quotes
April 17th, 1278 (April 17 1278)BirthMichael IX Palaeologus, co-ruling Eastern Roman Emperor (died in 1320)
April 17th, 1080 (April 17 1080)DeathKing Harald III of Denmark (born in 1041)
April 17th, 0617 (April 17 0617)DeathDonnan of Eigg, Celtic Christian martyr, patron saint of Eigg
April 17th, 0485 (April 17 0485)DeathProclus, Greek philosopher (born in 412) Philo Quotes
April 17th, 0326 (April 17 0326)DeathAlexander of Alexandria, Patriarch of Alexandria

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