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Thursday, April 17, 2014

This was 107th day of the year and 258 days remained in the year.


April 17 Birthdays

Nikita Khrushchev
Pronunciation: [nyikE´tu syirgA´yuvich khrooschôf´]
1894–1971, Soviet Communist leader, premier of the USSR (1958–64), and first secretary of the Communist party of the Soviet Union (1953–64).

J. P. Morgan
financier (1837)

Isak Dinesen
author (1885)

Thornton Wilder
playwright (1897)

Harry Reasoner
media journalist (1923)

April 17 in History

1790

Benjamin Franklin, U.S. patriot, diplomat, and a signer of the Declaration of Independence, died in Philadelphia.

1895

The Sino-Japanese War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Shimonoseki.

1937

Daffy Duck made his debut in Porky's Duck Hunt.

1961

Supported by the U.S. government, 1,500 exiles made the unsuccessful Bay of Pigs invasion in Cuba.

1964

Geraldine Mock became the first woman to fly solo around the world.

1969

Sirhan Sirhan was convicted for the murder of Robert F. Kennedy.

1970

The Apollo 13 astronauts safely splashed down after their near-disastrous flight.

1975

Phnom Penh fell to the Khmer Rouge, ending the five year Cambodian war.

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