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What Happened on April 17th This Day in History

Year Name
2021 The funeral of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, takes place at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle.
2014 NASA's Kepler space telescope confirms the discovery of the first Earth-size planet in the habitable zone of another star.
2013 An explosion at a fertilizer plant in the city of West, Texas, kills 15 people and injures 160 others.
2006 A Palestinian suicide bomber detonates an explosive device in a Tel Aviv restaurant, killing 11 people and injuring 70.
1992 The Katina P is deliberately run aground off Maputo, Mozambique, and 60,000 tons of crude oil spill into the ocean.
1986 An alleged state of war lasting 335 years between the Netherlands and the Isles of Scilly declared peace bringing an end to any hypothetical war that may have been legally considered to exist.[3]
1982 Constitution Act, 1982 Patriation of the Canadian constitution in Ottawa by Proclamation of Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada.
1978 Mir Akbar Khyber is assassinated, provoking the Saur Revolution in Afghanistan.
1975 The Cambodian Civil War ends. The Khmer Rouge captures the capital Phnom Penh and Cambodian government forces surrender.
1971 The Provisional Government of Bangladesh is formed.
1970 Apollo program: The ill-fated Apollo 13 spacecraft returns to Earth safely.
1969 Sirhan Sirhan is convicted of assassinating Robert F. Kennedy.
1969 Communist Party of Czechoslovakia chairman Alexander Dubček is deposed.
1961 Bay of Pigs Invasion: A group of Cuban exiles financed and trained by the CIA lands at the Bay of Pigs in Cuba with the aim of ousting Fidel Castro.
1951 The Peak District becomes the United Kingdom's first National Park.
1946 The last French troops are withdrawn from Syria.
1945 World War II: Montese, Italy, is liberated from Nazi forces.
1945 Historian Tran Trong Kim is appointed the Prime Minister of the Empire of Vietnam.
1944 Forces of the Communist-controlled Greek People's Liberation Army attack the smaller National and Social Liberation resistance group, which surrenders. Its leader Dimitrios Psarros is murdered.
1942 French prisoner of war General Henri Giraud escapes from his castle prison in Königstein Fortress.
1941 World War II: The invasion of Yugoslavia is completed when it signs an armistice with Germany and Italy.
1912 Russian troops open fire on striking goldfield workers in northeast Siberia, killing at least 150.
1907 The Ellis Island immigration center processes 11,747 people, more than on any other day.
1905 The Supreme Court of the United States decides Lochner v. New York, which holds that the "right to free contract" is implicit in the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
1895 The Treaty of Shimonoseki between China and Japan is signed. 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.
1876 Catalpa rescue: The rescue of six Fenian prisoners from Fremantle Prison in Western Australia.
1869 Morelos is admitted as the 27th state of Mexico.
1864 American Civil War: The Battle of Plymouth begins: Confederate forces attack Plymouth, North Carolina.
1863 American Civil War: Grierson's Raid begins: Troops under Union Army Colonel Benjamin Grierson attack central Mississippi.
1861 The state of Virginia's secession convention votes to secede from the United States, later becoming the eighth state to join the Confederate States of America.
1797 Sir Ralph Abercromby attacks San Juan, Puerto Rico, in what would be one of the largest invasions of the Spanish territories in the Americas.
1797 Citizens of Verona begin an unsuccessful eight-day rebellion against the French occupying forces.
1524 Giovanni da Verrazzano reaches New York harbor.
1521 Trial of Martin Luther over his teachings begins during the assembly of the Diet of Worms. Initially intimidated, he asks for time to reflect before answering and is given a stay of one day.
1492 Spain and Christopher Columbus sign the Capitulations of Santa Fe for his voyage to Asia to acquire spices.
1362 Kaunas Castle falls to the Teutonic Order after a month-long siege.
1349 The rule of the Bavand dynasty in Mazandaran is brought to an end by the murder of Hasan II.
1080 Harald III of Denmark dies and is succeeded by Canute IV, who would later be the first Dane to be canonized.
Famous People Born on April 17

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Year Name
1940 Chuck Menville, American animator and screenwriter (d. 1992)
1799 Eliza Acton, English food writer and poet (d. 1859)
1981 Jenny Meadows, English runner
1950 L. Scott Caldwell, American actress
1911 Lester Rodney, American soldier and journalist (d. 2009)
1967 Liz Phair, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1905 Louis Jean Heydt, American journalist and actor (d. 1960)
1973 Brett Maher, Australian basketball player and sportscaster
1980 Fabián Vargas, Colombian footballer
1891 George Adamski, Polish-American ufologist and author (d. 1965)
Famous People Deaths On April 17

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Date Name
1993 Turgut Özal, Turkish engineer and politician, 8th president of Turkey (b. 1927)
1995 Frank E. Resnik, American sergeant and businessman (b. 1928)
1539 George, Duke of Saxony (b. 1471)
1942 Jean Baptiste Perrin, French-American physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1870)
1298 Árni Þorláksson, Icelandic bishop (b. 1237)
1976 Henrik Dam, Danish biochemist and physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1895)
1948 Kantarō Suzuki, Japanese admiral and politician, 42nd Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1868)
1988 Louise Nevelson, Ukrainian-American sculptor and educator (b. 1900)
744 Al-Walid II, Umayyad caliph (b. 706)
1936 Charles Ruijs de Beerenbrouck, Dutch lawyer and politician, 28th Prime Minister of the Netherlands (b. 1873)