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What Happened on April 17, 2012

Historical Events


Historic PublicationSt. Cuthbert Gospel

The 8th century St. Cuthbert Gospel, Europe's oldest intact book, is purchased by the British Library for 9 million pounds
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The St. Cuthbert Gospel cover and the first page of text
The St. Cuthbert Gospel cover and the first page of text

Famous Deaths

  • Dimitris Mitropanos, Greek singer, dies from a heart attack at 64
2012 Highlights

About April 17, 2012

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 8 years, 3 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aries