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This Day in History on 17th April

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including that of the IAS Exam. 

On this page, we will list all historical events that have occurred on 17th April. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days:

World Hemophilia Day
  • Malbec World Day
  • Women’s Day (Gabon)
  • World Hemophilia Day

Important Events:

1935: In the dream of the Sun Myung, Jesus Christ gave an insight into the dream and commanded to carry forward the work you started.
1970: An astronaut from Chandrayaan Apollo 13 safely returned to the earth.

Birthday / Anniversary:

Sirimavo Bandaranaike

1479: Poet Surdas, a great poet and a great Krishna devotee in Hindi was born.
1756:  Dheeran Chinnamalai, Indian commander (d. 1805)
1897: Nisargadatta Maharaj, Indian philosopher and educator (d. 1981)
1915:  Sirimavo Bandaranaike, Sri Lankan politician, 6th Prime Minister of Sri Lanka (d. 2000)

Death / Death Anniversary:

Benjamin Franklin
Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

1975:  Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Indian philosopher and politician, 2nd President of India (b. 1888)
1790: Benjamin Franklin, American inventor, publisher, and politician, 6th President of Pennsylvania (b. 1706)

Futher Reading

Month-wise This Day in History

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