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Important Events Of April 17



1997    John Bell, 115, recieves new pacemaker
1997    New Jersey Devil Martin Brodeur is 2nd NHL goalie to score in a playoff game
1995    24th Boston Women's Marathon won by Uta Pippig of Germany
1995    99th Boston Marathon won by Cosmas Ndeti of Kenya
1994    "Little More Magic" closes at Belasco Theater New York City after 30 performances
1994    "Twilight - Los Angeles 1992" opens at Cort Theater New York City for 72 performances
1994    55th PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Lee Trevino wins
1994    Aruba government of Oduber falls
1994    Jennie Garth weds Dan Clark
1994    Val Skinner wins LPGA Atlanta Women's Golf Championship
1993    Police officers found guilty of violating Rodney Kings civil rights
1993    STS-56, Discovery, lands
1991    Dow Jones closes above 3,000 for 1st time (3,004.46)
1991    Railroad workers go on strike in U.S.
1990    Gas explodes on passenger train in Kumrahar India, 80 die
1989    18th Boston Women's Marath won by Ingrid Kristiansen of Nor in 2:24:33
1989    93rd Boston Marathon won by Abebe Mekonen of Ethiopia in 2:09:06
1989    Maximum New York State unemployment benefits raised to $245 per week
1989    Polish labor union granted legal status
1989    Soviet-U.S. agreement allows Soviets to fight U.S. pros
1988    Ethiopian Belayneh Densimo runs world record marathon (2:06:50)
1988    Nancy Lopez wins LPGA AI Star/Centinela Hospital Golf Classic
1987    Julius Erving becomes 3rd NBA player to score 30,000 points
1987    New York Richard Wilbur appointed as U.S. poet laureate
1987    U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1986    IBM produces 1st megabit-chip
1986    Netherlands and Scilly Islands sign peace treaty (war of 1651)
1986    Pulitzer prize awarded to Larry McMurtry for "Lonesome Dove"
1984    Braves pitcher Pascual Perez suspended due to cocaine usage
1984    Libyan embassy demonstration, 1 shot dead
1983    1st National Coin Week begins
1983    Grete Waltz runs female world record marathon (2:25:29)
1983    In Warsaw, police route 1,000 Solidarity supporters
1983    India entered space age launching SLV-3 rocket
1983    Lynn Adams wins LPGA Combanks Orlando Golf Classic
1983    Nolan Ryan strikes out his 3,500th batter
1983    Islanders tie NHL record with 3 shorthanded playoff goals vs Rangers Rangers 7-Isles 6-Patrick Div Finals-Isles hold 2-1 lead Wayne Gretzky scores 7 goals in one Stanley Cup playoff game
1982    Canada adopts its constitution
1982    U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1981    Isle Potvin's 3 playoff power-play goals tie NHL record vs Oilers
1981    Ranger's Anders Hedberg is 2nd to score on a Stanley Cup penalty shot
1979    Brian Clark's "Whose Life is it Anyway?," premieres in London
1978    63,500,000 shares traded on New York stock exchange (record)
1978    7th Boston Women's Marathon won by Gayle Barron of Georgia in 2:44:52
1978    82nd Boston Marathon won by Bill Rodgers of Mass in 2:10:13
1978    Pulitzer prize awarded to Carl Sagan for "Dragons of Eden"
1977    "I Love My Wife" opens at Barrymore Theater New York City for 864 performances
1977    Christian-democrats win Belgium parliamentary election
1977    Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Women's International Golf Tournament
1976    NL greatest comeback, trailing 12-1 Phillies win 18-16 in 10, Mike Schmidt hits 4 consecutive home runs
1975    Khmer Rouge captures Phnom Penh, Cambodia (Kampuchea National Day)
1975    Penguins 6-Isles 4-Quarterfinals-Penguins hold 3-0 lead
1974    Moslem fundamentalists assault military academy in Heliopolis Egypt
1973    2nd Boston Women's Marathon won by Jacqueline Hansen of CA in 3:05:59
1973    77th Boston Marathon won by Jon Anderson of Oreg in 2:16:03
1972    1st Boston Women's Marathon won by Nina Kuscsik of New York in 3:10:26
1972    76th Boston Marathon won by Olavi Suomalainen of Finland in 2:15:39
1972    Revised Dutch constitution proclaimed
1972    Kiteman attempting to throw out 1st ball in Phillie Vet crashes into centerfield seats
1971    Egypt, Libya and Syria form federation (FAR)
1971    People's Republic Bangladesh forms, under sheik Mujib ur-Rahman
1970    Apollo 13 returns back safely to Earth
1970    Paul McCartney's 1st solo album "McCartney" is released
1969    Bernadette Devlin elected to British house of commons
1969    Czechoslovakia's Communist Party chairman Alexander Dubcek deposed
1969    Mont Expos Bill Stoneman no-hits Phillies, 7-0
1969    Sirhan Sirhan is convicted of assassinating Sen Robert F Kennedy
1969    The Band (formerly The Hawks), perform their 1st concert
1968    "Fade Out-Fade In" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City after 72 performances
1968    A's 1st game in Oakland-Alameda Stadium, lose 4-1 to Baltimore Orioles
1967    Shortwave Radio New York Worldwide goes back on the air after a week off
1967    Surveyor 3 launched; soft lands on Moon, April 20
1966    100th International soccer meet between Netherlands-Belgium (3-1)
1966    Carol Mann wins LPGA Raleigh Ladies Golf Invitational
1964    "Cafe Crown" opens at Martin Beck Theater New York City for 3 performances
1964    "High Spirits" opens at Alvin Theater New York City for 375 performances
1964    1st game at Shea Stadium, New York Mets lose to Pittsburgh Pirates, 4-3
1964    Ford Mustang formally introduced ($2368 base)
1964    Jerrie Mock becomes 1st woman to fly solo around the world
1961    1,400 Cuban exiles land in Bay of Pigs attempt to overthrow Castro
1961    33rd Academy Awards - "Apartment," Burt Lancaster and Liz Taylor win
1960    American Samoa sets up a constitutional government
1960    Cleveland Indians trade Rocky Colavito to Tigers for Harvey Kuenn
1958    Brussel's (Belgium) World Fair opens
1956    Bulgaria premier Tchervenkov resigns
1956    Kominform disbands
1956    Premium Savings Bonds introduced in Great Britain
1956    U.S.S.R.'s Cominform (Parliament) dissolves
1956    Willie Mosconi sinks 150 consecutive balls in a billiard tournament
1955    Betty Jameson wins LPGA Babe Didrikson Zaharias Golf Open
1953    Mickey Mantle hits a 565' (172 m) home run in Washington D.C.'s Griffith Stadium
1951    New York Yankee Mickey Mantle's 1st game, he goes 1 for 4
1947    Jackie Robinson bunts for his 1st major league hit
1946    Syria declares independence from French administration
1945    8th Air Force bombs Dresden
1945    German occupiers flood Wieringermeer, Netherlands
1945    Mussolono flees from Salo to Molan
1945    U.S. troops lands in Mindanao
1943    Admiral Yamamoto flies from Truk to Rabaul
1942    12 Lancasters bombs MAN-factory in Augsburg
1942    Operations begin to destroy Sobibor Concentration Camp
1941    British troop land in Iraq/Yugoslavia; surrender to nazis
1941    Office of Price Administration forms (handled rationing)
1939    Joe Louis KOs Jack Roper in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
1939    SN Behrman's "No Time for Comedy," premieres in New York City
1939    Stalin signs British-France-Russian anti-nazi pact
1937    Cartoon characters Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd and Petunia Pig, debut
1935    Provincial-National elections (Musserts NSB achieves 7.9%/44 chairs)
1934    New Fenway Park opens, Washington Senators beat Red Sox 6-5
1933    Chicago Bears win their 1st NFL Game beating New York Giants 23-21
1932    Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia ends slavery
1930    Abkhazian ASSR forms in Georgian SSR
1927    Japan's Wakarsoeki government falls/Baron Tanaka becomes premier
1925    New York Yankee Babe Ruth has ulcer surgery
1925    Paul Painleve follows Edouard Herriot on as French premier
1924    Metro Pictures, Goldwyn Pictures and Louis B. Mayer merged to form MGM
1923    Longest NL opening game, Phillies and Dodgers tie 5-5 in 14
1920    American Professional Football Association forms (NFL)
1912    1st unofficial gold record (Al Jolson's "Ragging The Baby To Sleep")
1907    Ellis Island, New York - 11,745 immigrants arrive
1905    U.S. Supreme Court judges maximum work day unconstitutional
1900    7 high chiefs of American Samoa sign Instrument of Cession
1895    Treaty of Shimonoseki signed, ends 1st Sino-Japanese War (1894-95)
1892    1st Sunday NL baseball game, Reds beat Cards 5-1
1875    "Snooker" (variation of pool) invented by Sir Neville Chamberlain
1869    1st pro baseball games-Cincinnati Reds 24, Cincinnati amateurs 15
1865    Mary Surratt is arrested as a conspirator in Lincoln's assassination
1864    Battle of Plymouth, North Carolina
1864    Bread revolt in Savannah, Georgia
1864    Grant suspends prisoner-of-war exchanges
1863    R Grierson's: La Grange, Tennessee to Baton Rouge, Louisiana
1861    Indianola Texas - "Star of West" taken by Confederacy
1861    Virginia is 8th state to secede
1853    Thorbecke government resigns
1853    U.S. Marine Hospital at Presidio San Francisco forms
1839    Guatemala forms republic
1824    Russia abandons all North American claims south of 54 degrees 40' N
1817    1st U.S. school for deaf (Hartford, Conn)
1808    Bayonne Decree by Napoleon I of France orders seizure of U.S. ships
1793    Battle of Warsaw
1758    Francis Williams, 1st U.S. black college graduate, publishes poems
1747    French troops occupy Zeeuws-Flanders, Netherlands
1711    Charles VI Habsburg becomes king of Austria
1704    1st successful U.S. newspaper; published in Boston by John Campbell
1629    1st commercial fishery established