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What Happened on April 17th This Day in History

Year Name
2019 A tourist bus overturned on the Portuguese island of Madeira, killing 29 passengers mostly German tourists.
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.
1982 Patriation of the Canadian constitution in Ottawa by Proclamation of Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada.
1978 Mir Akbar Khyber is assassinated, provoking a communist coup d'état in Afghanistan.
1975 The Cambodian Civil War ends. The Khmer Rouge captures the capital Phnom Penh and Cambodian government forces surrender.
1971 The People's Republic 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.
1949 At midnight 26 Irish counties officially leave the British Commonwealth. A 21-gun salute on O'Connell Bridge, Dublin, ushers in the Republic of Ireland.
1946 The last French troops are withdrawn from Syria.
1945 World War II: Montese, Italy, is liberated from Nazi forces.
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 Kingdom of Yugoslavia surrenders to Germany.
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 President Benito Juarez declares Morelos a 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
1948 Jan Hammer, Czech pianist, composer, and producer
1940 Billy Fury, English singer-songwriter (d. 1983)
1923 Solly Hemus, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 2017)
1967 Liz Phair, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1978 Monika Bergmann-Schmuderer, German skier
1635 Edward Stillingfleet, British theologian and scholar (d. 1699)
1935 Bud Paxson, American broadcaster, founded Home Shopping Network and Pax TV (d. 2015)
1897 Nisargadatta Maharaj, Indian philosopher and educator (d. 1981)
1984 Pablo Sebastián Álvarez, Argentinian footballer
1964 Rachel Notley, Canadian politician
Famous People Deaths On April 17

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Date Name
1696 Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sévigné, French author (b. 1626)
2015 Scotty Probasco, American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1928)
2011 Eric Gross, Austrian-Australian pianist and composer (b. 1926)
1695 Juana Inés de la Cruz, Mexican poet and scholar (b. 1651)
2007 Kitty Carlisle, American actress, singer, socialite and game show panelist (b. 1910)
2012 Nityananda Mohapatra, Indian journalist, poet, and politician (b. 1912)
2012 Dimitris Mitropanos, Greek singer (b. 1948)
1888 E. G. Squier, American archaeologist and journalist (b. 1821)
1990 Ralph Abernathy, American minister and activist (b. 1936)
2013 Carlos Graça, São Toméan politician, Prime Minister of São Tomé and Príncipe (b. 1931)