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  • Donauwörth, Germany
    Monday Apr 17, 1809

    Napoleon

    Napoleonarrived at Donauwörth

    Donauwörth, Germany
    Monday Apr 17, 1809

    Napoleon arrived at Donauwörth on 17 April to find the Grande Armée in a dangerous position, with its two wings separated by 120 km (75 mi) and joined together by a thin cordon of Bavarian troops. Charles pressed the left wing of the French army and hurled his men towards the III Corps of Marshal Davout. In response, Napoleon came up with a plan to cut off the Austrians in the celebrated Landshut Maneuver.




  • China
    Wednesday Apr 17, 1895

    Xinhai Revolution

    The First Sino-Japanese War

    China
    Wednesday Apr 17, 1895

    In the wars against the Taiping (1851–64), Nian (1851–68), Yunnan (1856–68) and the Northwest (1862–77), the traditional imperial troops proved themselves incompetent and the court came to rely on local armies. In 1895, China suffered another defeat during the First Sino-Japanese War. This demonstrated that traditional Chinese feudal society also needed to be modernized if the technological and commercial advancements were to succeed.




  • New york, U.S.
    Wednesday Apr 17, 1912

    Titanic

    The Plan

    New york, U.S.
    Wednesday Apr 17, 1912

    Titanic was planned to arrive at New York on the morning of 17 April.




  • New York City, New York, U.S.
    Thursday Apr 17, 1930

    Great Depression

    Dow reaches a secondary closing peak of 294.07

    New York City, New York, U.S.
    Thursday Apr 17, 1930

    Dow reaches a secondary closing peak (i.e., bear market rally) of 294.07, followed by a long stagnation until a severe decline began in April 1931. This peak matches early-1929 levels, but is 30% below the September 1929 peak.




  • New York, U.S.
    Friday Apr 17, 1936

    Lucky Luciano

    Luciano's legal options had been exhausted

    New York, U.S.
    Friday Apr 17, 1936

    On April 17, after all of Luciano's legal options had been exhausted, Arkansas authorities handed him to three NYPD detectives for transport by train back to New York for trial. When the train reached St. Louis, Missouri, the detectives and Luciano changed trains. During this switchover, they were guarded by 20 local policemen to prevent a mob rescue attempt.




  • Belgrade, Serbia
    Thursday Apr 17, 1941

    Josip Broz Tito

    The Government and military met with the German officials in Belgrade

    Belgrade, Serbia
    Thursday Apr 17, 1941

    On 17 April 1941, after King Peter II and other members of the government fled the country, the remaining representatives of the government and military met with the German officials in Belgrade.




  • Ukraine, Romania, Eastern Poland, Moldavia and Carpathian Mountains
    Monday Apr 17, 1944

    World War II

    Dnieper–Carpathian Offensive ended

    Ukraine, Romania, Eastern Poland, Moldavia and Carpathian Mountains
    Monday Apr 17, 1944

    The German forces had lost from Soviets in Dnieper–Carpathian Offensive, which fought from 24 December 1943 to 17 April 1944.


  • The Bay of Pigs, Cuba
    Monday Apr 17, 1961

    Fidel Castro

    The Bay of Pigs Invasion

    The Bay of Pigs, Cuba
    Monday Apr 17, 1961

    The CIA and the Democratic Revolutionary Front had based a 1,400-strong army, Brigade 2506, in Nicaragua. On the night of 16 to 17 April, Brigade 2506 landed along Cuba's Bay of Pigs and engaged in a firefight with a local revolutionary militia .


  • Cuba
    Monday Apr 17, 1961

    John F. Kennedy

    Bay of Pigs

    Cuba
    Monday Apr 17, 1961

    The Bay of Pigs Invasion began on April 17, 1961.


  • Aromas de Velázquez, Cuba
    Monday Apr 17, 1961

    Bay of Pigs Invasion

    Capturing Osvaldo Ramírez

    Aromas de Velázquez, Cuba
    Monday Apr 17, 1961

    On 17 April 1961, Osvaldo Ramírez (leader of the rural resistance to Castro) was captured by Castro's forces in Aromas de Velázquez, and immediately executed.


  • Bahía Honda, Pinar del Río Province, Cuba
    Monday Apr 17, 1961

    Bay of Pigs Invasion

    The mock diversionary Landing

    Bahía Honda, Pinar del Río Province, Cuba
    Monday Apr 17, 1961

    During the night of 16/17 April, a mock diversionary landing was organized by CIA operatives near Bahía Honda, Pinar del Río Province. A flotilla containing equipment that broadcast sounds and other effects of a shipborne invasion landing provided the source of Cuban reports that briefly lured Fidel Castro away from the Bay of Pigs battlefront area.


  • Cuba
    Monday Apr 17, 1961

    Che Guevara

    Bay of Pigs

    Cuba
    Monday Apr 17, 1961

    On April 17, 1961, 1,400 U.S.-trained Cuban exiles invaded Cuba during the Bay of Pigs Invasion. Guevara did not play a key role in the fighting, as one day before the invasion a warship carrying Marines faked an invasion off the West Coast of Pinar del Río and drew forces commanded by Guevara to that region.


  • Cuba
    Monday Apr 17, 1961

    Bay of Pigs Invasion

    Attacking CEF ships

    Cuba
    Monday Apr 17, 1961

    At daybreak around 06:30 am, three FAR Sea Furies, one B-26 bomber and two Lockheed T-33 fighter jets started attacking those CEF ships still unloading troops.


  • Girón, San Román, Cuba
    Monday Apr 17, 1961

    Bay of Pigs Invasion

    Arriving at Girón

    Girón, San Román, Cuba
    Monday Apr 17, 1961

    As the men from Red Beach arrived at Girón, San Román and Oliva met to discuss the situation. With ammunition running low, Oliva suggested that the Brigade 2506 retreat into the Escambray mountains to wage guerilla warfare, but San Román decided to hold the beachhead.


  • Playa Larga, Cuba
    Monday Apr 17, 1961

    Bay of Pigs Invasion

    Airdrops From four C-54s and 2 C-46s had Failled

    Playa Larga, Cuba
    Monday Apr 17, 1961

    During the night of 17–18 April, the force at Red Beach came under repeated counter-attacks from the Cuban Army and militia. As casualties mounted and ammunition was used up, the brigadistas steadily gave way. Airdrops from four C-54s and 2 C-46s had only limited success in landing more ammunition.


  • New York, U.S.
    Friday Apr 17, 1964

    Ford

    Ford Mustang

    New York, U.S.
    Friday Apr 17, 1964

    The Ford Mustang was introduced in April 17, 1964 during New York World's Fair.


  • Al-Faw, Iraq
    Sunday Apr 17, 1988

    Iran–Iraq War

    Second Battle of al-Faw

    Al-Faw, Iraq
    Sunday Apr 17, 1988

    On 17 April 1988, Iraq launched Operation Ramadan Mubarak (Blessed Ramadan), a surprise attack against the 15,000 Basij troops on the peninsula, and within 48 hours, all of the Iranian forces had been killed or cleared from the al-Faw Peninsula.


  • Beijing, China
    Monday Apr 17, 1989

    1989 Tiananmen Square protests

    Students at the (CUPL) made a Large Wreath to Commemorate Hu Yaobang

    Beijing, China
    Monday Apr 17, 1989

    On 17 April, students at the China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL) made a large wreath to commemorate Hu Yaobang. Its laying-party was on 17 April and a larger-than-expected crowd assembled. At 5 pm, 500 CUPL students reached the eastern gate of the Great Hall of the People, near Tiananmen Square, to mourn Hu. The gathering featured speakers from various backgrounds giving public orations commemorating Hu and discussing social problems. However, it was soon deemed obstructive to the operation of the Great Hall, so police tried to persuade the students to disperse.


  • Tian'anmen Square, Dongcheng, Beijing, China
    Monday Apr 17, 1989

    1989 Tiananmen Square protests

    Three Thousand PKU Students marched from the Campus Towards Tiananmen Square

    Tian'anmen Square, Dongcheng, Beijing, China
    Monday Apr 17, 1989

    Starting on the night of 17 April, three thousand PKU students marched from the campus towards Tiananmen Square, and soon nearly a thousand students from Tsinghua joined. Upon arrival, they soon joined forces with those already gathered at the Square. As its size grew, the gathering gradually evolved into a protest, as students began to draft a list of pleas and suggestions (Seven Demands) for the government.


  • Miami, Florida, U.S.
    Wednesday Apr 17, 2013

    LeBron James

    12-13 Season Champion

    Miami, Florida, U.S.
    Wednesday Apr 17, 2013

    12-13 Season Champion with Miami Heat


  • St Paul's Cathedral, London, England
    Wednesday Apr 17, 2013

    Margaret Thatcher

    The Funeral

    St Paul's Cathedral, London, England
    Wednesday Apr 17, 2013

    Details of Thatcher's funeral had been agreed with her in advance. She received a ceremonial funeral, including full military honours, with a church service at St Paul's Cathedral on 17 April. Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh attended her funeral, marking only the second time in the Queen's reign that she attended the funeral of any of her former prime ministers.


  • Brazil
    Tuesday Apr 17, 2018

    Lula da Silva

    Not allowed to be visited

    Brazil
    Tuesday Apr 17, 2018

    On 17 April 2018, Brazilian senators who were members of the legislature's Human Rights Commission, the Argentinian Nobel Prize laureate, Adolfo Perez Esquivel and the former president of Uruguay, José Pepe Mujica were not allowed to visit Lula in prison to acquire information of violation of Lula’s human rights.


  • Geneva, Switzerland
    Friday Apr 17, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    Over 2 Million Cases Infected

    Geneva, Switzerland
    Friday Apr 17, 2020

    On the 88th situational report of the WHO in April 17, 2020, the number of cases passed the 2 million mark with 2,074,529 cases and a death toll of 139,378.


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