17 April

17 April

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about April 17th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about April 17th in history!

Global Celebrations

  • World Hemophilia Day
  • National Bat Appreciation Day
  • International Haiku Poetry Day
  • National Mustang Day
  • National Cheeseball Day
  • Nothing Like A Dame Day
  • Blah Blah Blah Day
  • Drum & Bass Day

Historic Events

1993: Barricades on Smolenskaya | 3-4 oct, 1993 | Moscow, Russia

Barricades on Smolenskaya | 3-4 oct, 1993 | Moscow, Russia

1979: Ashraf RABII, a leader of the islamist-marxist Mujahideen Khalg on a shooting range near the capital. IRAN. Tehran. April 1979

Ashraf RABII, a leader of the islamist-marxist Mujahideen Khalg on a shooting range near the capital. IRAN. Tehran. April 1979

1970: Paul McCartney’s 1st solo album “McCartney” released in 1970.

1932: Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia ends slavery in 1932.

1492: Christopher Columbus signs a contract with the Spanish monarchs to find the “Indies” with the stated goal of converting people to Catholicism. This promises him 10% of all riches found, and the governorship of any lands encountered in 1492.

Famous Birthdays

  • Jennifer Garner was born.
  • Roddy Piper was born.
  • Alexander II of Russia was born.

Heartbreaking Deaths

  • Benjamin Franklin died.
  • Chyna died.
  • Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan died.

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