According to Gregory calendar, on April 17, the day number in a year is 108 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 109. 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.

Important Historical Events of 17 April in the World ⚡

Event YearIncident/Event
1080After the death of his brother Harald III, CANUT IV, who later became the first Dane to prescribe, became the 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 a failed eight-day rebellion against the French occupied 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.
1907Brazil became the third country in the world to start construction on a dreaded warship, which gave rise to a very expensive South American naval weapons race.
1912Army soldiers of the Russian Empire opened fire on striking goldsmiths in the northeast Siberia near the Leena River, killing at least 150 people.
1941Yugoslavia surrendered to Germany during World War II.
1942The World War II escaped from German captivity at French General Henry Zirud Constin Castle.
1946Syria gained independence from France.
1946Syria was given freedom from France's rule.
1951Peak district was named the first National Park in the United Kingdom.
1961The armed Cuba of the Cuba, supported by the CIA, was infiltrating the Gulf of Cuba, with the aim of overthrowing Castro excluded by Cuba.
1969Sarhan Sarhan was convicted of killing Unitedstates Senator Robert F. Kennedy.
1971Egypt, Libya and Syria together formed the Union to form the United Arab State.
1971The People's Republic of Bangladesh was formed in 1971. This movement was led by Sheikh Mujib Ur-Rehman.
1973George Lucas began writing a 13-pest film treatment called The Star Wars.
1975Under the Pol Pot, Khmer Rouge captured Nom Penh, ending the Cambodian Civil War and established the Democratic Computia.
1982A new patriotic constitution in Canada, including Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedom, was signed in the law by Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada, with the intention of protecting some political and civil rights in Canada.
1984British police officer Yvonne Fletcher was shot dead during a protests outside the Libyan Embassy in London's Stjames '
1993The spacecraft STS-56 Discovery returned to Earth.
1994Little Peacock Magic was locked in Belasko Theater in New York City. It lasted houseful for 30 days.
1994The Godhuli was released at the Cort Theater in New York City. It lasted houseful for 72 days.
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. Heads of about 4 governments participated in the session.
2012Warren Buffet announced that he had prostate cancer.
2013An ammonium nitrate explosion occurred in a fertilizer companyfility in West, Texas, USA, killing 15 people and 160 others.
2014Famous Colombian novelist Grabiel Marquez passed away.
2014Stem cells were successfully made from adult human cells. The first stem cell lines were taken from embryos and infants.

Important Historical Events of 17 April in India ⚡

Event YearIncident/Event
1975Second President of India Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan passed away.
1983India launched SLV-3 rocket.
1983The SLV rocket or satellite launch vehicle was launched by Bharat. It started the space age in India. The project was chaired by APJ Abdul Kalam.
1990A passenger train exploded in a gas cylinder in a passenger train in Kumarhar, India. About 80 people lost their lives.

Important Days of 17 April National & International Days 🏁

Day/ObservanceLevel
World Hemophilia DayInternational Day
Syria Evacuation DayNational Day

Famous People's Birthdays on 17 April 😀

Birth YearName/Category/Country
1916Sirimavo Bandaranaike / Politician / Sri Lanka
1756Dheeran Chinnamalai / Commander / India
1897Nisargadatta Maharaj / Philosopher / India
1900Binodananda Jha / Politician / India
1954Mukul Roy / Politician / India
1961Geet Sethi / Player / India

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