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The 17t o Aprile is the 107t day o the year (108t in lowp years) in the Gregorian Calendar, wi 258 days ti come.
Events[eedit | eedit soorce]
- 1521 - Martin Luther speaks tae the assembly at the Diet o Worms.
- 1861 - Virginie secedes frae the Unitit States.
- 1907 - The Ellis Island Immigration Centre in New York Ceety processes 11,747 fowk in a single day.
- 1912 - Roushie troops shuit strikin gowdfield wirkers in Northeastren Siberie, killin at least 50 fowk.
- 1937 - The cartoon chairacter Daffy Duck maks his debut.
- 1941 - Warld War II: The Kinrick o Yugoslavie surrenders tae Germany.
- 1946 - Sirie gains full unthirldom frae Fraunce.
- 1949 - At midnicht, 26 Erse coonties offeecially leave the Breetish Commonweel, creatin the Republic o Ireland.
- 1951 - The Peak District in North-Central Ingland acomes the first Naitional Pairk in the Unitit Kinrick.
- 1970 - Apollo 13 returns safely tae the yird.
- 1975 - Pol Pot taks ower in Cambodie.
- 1982 - Canadae gets full legislative unthirldom frae the Unitit Kinrick.
- 2013 - New Zealand's pairlament approves the legalisation o same-sex marriage.
- 2013 - The funeral o Margaret Thatcher taks place in Lunnon.
- 2013 - A fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas, kills 15 fowk.
- 2019 - Umwhile Peruvian Preses Alan Garcia commits suicide bi gunshot as polis prepare tae arrest him on corruption chairges.
- 2019 - The Varsity o Aiberdeen remuives an honorar degree frae Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah o Brunei, ower the introduction o the daith penalty for gay sex in the kintra.
- 2019 - A bus cairryin German tourists crashes in Madeira, Portugal, killin 29 fowk.
Births[eedit | eedit soorce]
- 1497 - Pedro de Valdivia, Spaingie conquistador an govrenor o Chile (d. 1553)
- 1676 - Frederick I o Swaden (d. 1751)
- 1699 - Robert Blair, Scots poet (d. 1746)
- 1710 - Henry Erskine, 10t Yerl o Buchan, Scots peer (d. 1767)
- 1883 - Keith Henderson, Scots penter (d. 1982)
- 1885 - Karen Blixen, Dens writer (d. 1962)
- 1909 - Alain Poher, French politeecian (d. 1996)
- 1912 - Marta Eggerth, Hungarian-American actress an sangster (d. 2013)
- 1916 - Sirimavo Bandaranaike, Sri Lankan politeecian (d. 2000)
- 1918 - William Holden, American actor (d. 1981)
- 1929 - James Last, German muisicker (d. 2015)
- 1951 - Horst Hrubesch, German fitbawer
- 1952 - Joe Alaskey, American actor (d. 2016)
- 1957 - Nick Hornby, Inglis writer
- 1959 - Sean Bean, Inglis actor
- 1959 - Peter Doig, Scots penter
- 1972 - Jennifer Garner, American actress
- 1974 - Victoria Beckham, Inglis sangster
- 1978 - David Murdoch, Scots curler
- 1978 - Jason White, Scots rugby union player
- 1985 - Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, French tennis player
- 1985 - Rooney Mara, American actress
- 1986 - Jamie MacDonald, Scots fitbawer
- 1986 - Romain Grosjean, Swiss-French racin driver
- 1992 - Shkodran Mustafi, German fitbawer
Daiths[eedit | eedit soorce]
- 1720 - James Drummond, 2nt Duke o Perth, Scots nobleman (b. 1674)
- 1790 - Benjamin Franklin, American polymath (b. 1706)
- 1892 - Alexander Mackenzie, Scots-born Prime meenister o Canadae (b. 1822)
- 1913 - Agnes McLaren, Scots medicinar (b. 1837)
- 1932 - Patrick Geddes, Scots biologist, sociologist, geografer, philanthropist an toun planner (b. 1854)
- 1942 - Jean Baptiste Perrin, French pheesicist (d. 1870)
- 1975 - Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Preses o Indie (b. 1888)
- 1976 - Henrik Dam, Dens chemist (b. 1895)
- 1998 - Linda McCartney, American designer an photographer (b. 1941)
- 2014 - Karpal Singh, Malaysie politeecian (b. 1940)
- 2014 - Gabriel García Márquez, Colombie writer (b. 1927)
- 2015 - Francis George, American cardinal (b. 1937)
- 2018 - Barbara Bush, First Lady o the Unitit States (b. 1925)
- 2019 - Alan Garcia, Preses o Peru (b. 1949)
Halidays[eedit | eedit soorce]
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