Wednesday, July 17, 2019 (Week 29)

April 17 in History

What happened on April 17 in history?

A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on april 17 in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened on april 17 in history.

1983
In Warsaw, police rout 1,000 Solidarity supporters.
1975
Khmer Rouge forces capture the capital of Cambodia, Phnom Penh.
1970
Apollo 13–originally scheduled to land on the moon–lands back safely on Earth after an accident.
1969
Sirhan Sirhan is convicted of assassinating Senator Robert F. Kennedy.
1964
Jerrie Mock becomes first woman to fly solo around the world.
1961
Some 1,400 Cuban exiles attack the Bay of Pigs in an attempt to overthrow Fidel Castro.
1947
Jackie Robinson bunts for his first major league hit.
1946
The last French troops leave Syria.
1929
Baseball player Babe Ruth and Claire Hodgson, a former member of the Ziegfeld Follies, get married.
1895
China and Japan sign peace treaty of Shimonoseki.
1875
The game “snooker” is invented by Sir Neville Chamberlain.
1865
Mary Surratt is arrested as a conspirator in the Lincoln assassination.
1864
General Ulysses Grant bans the trading of prisoners.
1861
Virginia becomes the eighth state to secede from the Union.
1824
Russia abandons all North American claims south of 54′ 40′.
1808
Bayonne Decree by Napoleon Bonaparte of France orders seizure of U.S. ships.
1758
Frances Williams, the first African-American to graduate from a college in the western hemisphere, publishes a collection of Latin poems.
1535
Antonio Mendoza is appointed first viceroy of New Spain.
1524
Present-day New York Harbor is discovered by Giovanni da Verrazzano.
1492
Christopher Columbus signs a contract with Spain to find a western route to the Indies.

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