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Importance of 17th April in History

Know all Events, anniversaries, death, born that makes 17th April special in the world history.

1998
Death of Linda McCartney, American photographer, musician and animal rights activist.
Great Britain
1989
The Polish trade union Solidarity was granted legal status after years of repression by the Communist government
Poland
1984
Police Constable Yvonne Fletcher killed by gunfire from the Libyan Embassy in London
Great Britain
1969
UK voting age lowered from 21 to 18
Great Britain
1969
A Los Angeles jury found Sirhan Sirhan guilty of assassinating Senator Robert F. Kennedy
United States
1964
Jerrie Mock landed the first woman to complete a solo circumnavigation of the world by air.
United States
1956
Premium Bonds first launched in the UK – first draw was on 1 Jun 1957.
Great Britain
1951
Peak District is designated England's first national park
Great Britain
1917
USA declares war on Germany
1885
Birth of Karen Blixen, Danish author.
Denmark
1820
Birth of Alexander Cartwright, creator of baseball as it is played today.
United States
1790
Death of Benjamin Franklin, American inventor
United States
1521
Martin Luther speaks to the assembly at the Diet of Worms, refusing to recant his teachings
Germany
1397
Geoffrey Chaucer, at the court of King Richard II, first tells the Canterbury Tales
Great Britain
1355
Death of Marino Faliero, Doge of Venice, beheaded for an attempted coup - he apparently wanted to be a Prince.
Italy
0617
Death of Donnan of Eigg, Celtic priest and martyr.
Great Britain
0485
Death or Proclus of Athens, Greek philosopher
Greece
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