17 April – This Day in History

This Day in History on 17 April

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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)

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