On This Day in History for April 17 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 113 of 113

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1993 Two Los Angeles police officers convicted in federal court of violating Rodney King's civil rights

Victim of Police Violence Rodney King
Victim of Police Violence
Rodney King
  • 1993 STS-56 (Discovery) lands
  • 1994 Aruba government of Oduber falls
  • 1997 John Bell aged 115 receives a new pacemaker

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2001 A letter between Gale Norton and Jeb Bush is released, stating that the Bush administration has decided to go ahead with plans to auction 6 million acres of potentially oil-and-gas-rich seabed in the Gulf of Mexico

US Governor Jeb Bush
US Governor
Jeb Bush
  • 2002 Four Canadian Forces soldiers are killed in Afghanistan by friendly fire from two United States Air Force F-16s, the first deaths in a combat zone for Canada since the Korean War
  • 2012 St Cuthbert Gospel, Europe's oldest intact book (8th century), purchased by the British Library for 9 million pounds
  • 2013 5 people are killed in Wana, Pakistan, by a United States drone attack
  • 2013 15 people are killed and 100 are injured after a fertilizer plant explodes in West, Texas
  • 2013 North Korea blocks a South Korean supply delegation from the Kaesong joint industrial zone
  • 2013 Same-sex marriage is legalized in New Zealand
  • 2014 Abdelaziz Bouteflika wins a fourth term as President of Algeria
  • 2017 1st living giant shipworm at 3 ft found in the Philippines, really a type of clam

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 101 - 108 of 108

  • 1957 Nick Hornby, English author
  • 1958 Sergei Yuriyevich Vozovikov, Russian major/cosmonaut
  • 1961 Frank J. Christensen, American labor leader
  • 1964 Raye Hollit, American Gladiator (Zap)
  • 1965 Yoshiki Kuroda, Japanese urban planner
  • 1967 Birgitta Jonsdottir, Icelandic politician, Head of the Pirate Party, born in Reykjav√≠k
  • 1968 Maurits, Prince of Netherlands
  • 1977 Sizzla, Jamaican dancehall artist

Weddings in History

Deaths in History