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What Happened on April 17, 1397

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Geoffrey Chaucer tells the "Canterbury Tales" for the first time at the court of English King Richard II

Author and Poet Geoffrey Chaucer
Author and Poet
Geoffrey Chaucer
King of England Richard II
King of England
Richard II

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About April 17, 1397

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 623 years, 9 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aries