April 17 in History – What happened on 17 April in Past

✅ Published on April 17th, 2019 in April in History

17 April - Today in History - Important historical events happened on this day in India and World History

According to Gregory calendar, on April 17, the day number in a year is 107 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 108. April 17 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

April 17 in History - Top Historical Events ⚡

YearEvent / Incidence / Incident
1080On the death of his brother Harald III, Canute IV, who later became the first Dane to be canonized, became King of Denmark.
1524Giovanni Verajano discovered New York Bay.
1704First American newspaper; Published by John Campbell in Boston.
1711Charles IV became Emperor of Roman after his brother Joseph died.
1747French troops captured Zeeves-Flanders, Netherlands.
1758Francis Williams the first US Black College graduate) published his poems.
1774The first explicitly Unitarian mandala of the Ascest Street Chapel in London was established by Theophilus Lindsey.
1797Citizens of Verona, Italy, began an unsuccessful eight-day rebellion against the French occupying forces.
1861American Civil War: Virginia seceded from the United States.
1875Sir Neville Chamberlin invented snooker.
1876Friends Academy was founded by Gideon Frost in Locust Valley New York.
1895Shimonoseki reached an agreement between Japan and China.
1899Calcutta now Kolkata) got hydroelectricity.
1907Construction started on the first ship in the Minas Geraes class , making Brazil the third country in the world to build a dreadnought battleship and sparking a South American naval arms race.
1907Brazil became the third country in the world to start construction on a dreadnought battleship, sparking a vastly expensive South American naval arms race.
1912Soldiers of the Russian Empire's army fired upon striking gold miners in northeast Siberia near the Lena River, killing at least 150 people.
1941Yugoslavia surrendered to Germany during World War II.
1942World War II-Captured French General Henri Giraud escaped from German captivity in the Königstein Castle.
1946Freedom was given to Syria from the French rule.
1946Syria gained independence from France.
1951The Peak District was designated the first national park in the United Kingdom.
1961Armed Cuban exiles backed by the CIA invaded Cuba, landing in the Bay of Pigs, with the aim of overthrowing the Cuban government under Fidel Castro.
1969Sirhan Sirhan was convicted of the assassination of United States Senator Robert F. Kennedy.
1971People’s Republic of Bangladesh was formed in 1971. The movement was led by Sheik Mujib ur-Rahman.
1971Egypt, Libya and Syria together formed the Union to form the United Arab State.
1973George Lucas began writing a 13-page film treatment entitled The Star Wars.
1975The Khmer Rouge under Pol Pot captured Phnom Penh, ending the Cambodian Civil War, and established Democratic Kampuchea.
1975Second President of India Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan passed away.
1982A new patriated Constitution of Canada, including the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, a bill of rights intended to protect certain political and civil rights of people in Canada, was signed into law by Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada.
1983SLV rocket was launched by India. This began the space age in India.
1983India launched SLV-3 rocket.
1984British police officer Yvonne Fletcher was shot and killed while on duty during a protest outside the Libyan embassy in London's St James's Square, resulting in an eleven-day police siege of the building and a breakdown of diplomatic relations between the two nations.
1990A Gas cylinder exploded in a passenger train in Kumrahar, India. About 80 people lost their lives.
1993The spacecraft STS-56 Discovery returned to Earth.
1995Murder of Iqbal Christ, a young activist who abolished child labor in Pakistan.
2000Tuanku Syed Siraj-ud-din became king of Perlis.
2003Formation of Indo-UK Parliamentary Forum after 55 years.
2009The 5th Summit of America took place in Port of Spain. About 4 heads of government attended the session.
2012Warren Buffet announced that he has Prostate Cancer.
2013About 15 people were killed due to a explosion at a fertilizer plant at West Texas. Several buildings, residences & a middle school were damaged.
2013An ammonium nitrate explosion occurred at a fertilizer company facility in West, Texas, US, killing 15 people and injuring 160 others.
2014Stem Cells were successfully created from adult human cells. Previously stem cell lines were derived from fetus and infants.
2014Famous Colombian novelist Grabiel Marquez passed away.



Famous Birthdays of April 17 😀:

YearName / Profession / Country
1919Gilles Lamontagne / Politician / Canada
1968Richie Woodhall / Boxer / United Kingdom
1923Solly Hemus / Baseball Player / United States of America
1979Eric Brewer / Ice Hockey Player / Canada
1956Colin Tyre / Lawyer / Scotland
1958Laslo Babits / Javelin Thrower / Canada
1911Hervé Bazin / Poet / France
1943Richard Allen Epstein / Author / United States of America
1967Liz Phair / Writer / United States of America
1920Edmonde Charles-Roux / Journalist / France
1952John McColl / Politician / United Kingdom
1955Pete Shelley / Writer / United Kingdom
1972Tony Boselli / Footballer / United States of America
1938Ben Barnes / Politician / United States of America
1934Don Kirshner / Writer / United States of America
1962Paul Nicholls / Jockey / United Kingdom
1925René Moawad / Politician / Lebanon
1973Theo Ratliff / Basketball Player / United States of America
1985Jo-Wilfried Tsonga / Tennis Player / France
1931John Barrett / Tennis Player / United Kingdom
1964Maynard James Keenan / Writer / United States of America
1915Sirimavo Bandaranaike / Politician / Sri Lanka
1985Rooney Mara / Actress / United States of America
1978Jason White / Rugby Player / Scotland
1940Eric Dancer / Politician / United Kingdom
1960Vladimir Polyakov / Pole Vaulter / Russia
1928Fabien Roy / Politician / Canada
1981Zhang Yaokun / Footballer / China
1968Roger Twose / Cricketer / New Zealand
1955Todd Lickliter / Basketball Player / United States of America

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