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What’s Happening in Washington, DC: April 17, 2017

What’s Happening in Washington, DC: April 17, 2017

Judging from the many crawfish boils, oyster fests, food extravaganzas, and wine tastings hosted this week, District foodies are ready to don shorts and T-shirts and dine casually. Now get out there and be sure to try something from our three favorite food groups: beer, wine, and cocktails.

Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar & Eatery Hosts New Orleans-style Crawfish Boil

New Orleans native chef David Guas is hosting his annual Crawfish Boil series on Saturday, April 22, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar & Eatery in Arlington, Virginia. Go to suck the heads of some freshly boiled crawfish, stay for live music by N’awlins-born musician Nick Adde, and enjoy corn on the cob, spicy new potatoes, coleslaw, mini muffulettas, and cornbread. Or try jumbo Gulf shrimp with potatoes and corn sold by the pound. Abita beer specials include $15 pitchers and $5 drafts, and tickets are $35 at the door.

Brasserie Beck Shares a Taste of Brussels With an Oyster Fest

If you are a bivalve fan, you won’t want to miss chef Robert Wiedmaier’s bivalve bonanza on Saturday, April 22, from noon to 4 p.m. at Brasserie Beck. He celebrates the arrival of oyster season with all-you-can-eat oysters for $36 per person plus $20 bottles of rosé and $5 Funkwerks Fruition Saison drafts and live music. Reservations are required, so call 202-408-1717.


Eno Wine Bar Celebrating Paradise Springs Winery

Does the name Paradise Springs sound familiar? If not yet, it will soon. This bi-coastal winery (they source grapes from Virginia and California) will be the headliner at Eno Wine Bar in Georgetown, on Wednesday, April 19, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. On hand to share the winery’s story will be CEO Kirk Wiles. For the event, he will share a selection of red and white wines from both Paradise Springs estates and pair them with a variety of small bites. Tickets are $35 per person, and you may purchase tickets at Eno Wine Bar or by email.

Pinstripes in Georgetown to Host Crawfish for Cancer's DC Crawfish Boil
This Saturday, April 22, head to Pinstripes in Georgetown for a five-hour crawfish extravaganza featuring all-you-can-eat boiled crawfish, live music, cornhole, bocce, and an open bar that includes beer, wine, and signature cocktails. Buy a ticket, help a good cause, and join about 600 other guests to suck down a bunch of “mudbugs” and eat corn on the cob and potatoes. You’ll be helping raise funds for the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF). Tickets are $90 if purchased in advance, and $100 if purchased the day of the event.

Taste of Shaw Features 20 Local Bars and Restaurants

You have to be dead not to know that Shaw is hot thanks to its status as one of the city’s best neighborhoods for bars and restaurants. On April 25, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., join fellow food-lovers at the historic Howard Theater to celebrate A Taste of Shaw. Advance online tickets are $80, and prices go up to $100 the day of the event. For that price, guests can enjoy unlimited food and cocktail tastings, beer and wine, and complimentary valet parking. Look for neighborhood favorites like Convivial, Service Bar DC, Kyirisan, The Passenger, and others.


Historical Events on April 17

Contract of Interest

1492 Christopher Columbus signs a contract with the Spanish monarchs to find the "Indies" with the stated goal of converting people to Catholicism. This promises him 10% of all riches found, and the governorship of any lands encountered.

    Giovanni Verrazano, a Florentine navigator, discovers New York Bay Sir Thomas More confined in the Tower of London Siena surrenders to Spanish troops Archduke Albrecht of Austria occupies Calais

Event of Interest

1711 Charles VI becomes Holy Roman Emperor after the death of his brother Joseph I

    French troops occupy Zeeuws-Flanders, Netherlands Francis Williams, 1st US black college graduate, publishes poems First Unitarianism church service in England held by Theophilus Lindsey at the Essex Street Capel in London Sir Ralph Abercromby attacks San Juan, Puerto Rico, one of the largest invasions of Spanish territories in America

Event of Interest

1808 Bayonne Decree by Napoleon I of France orders seizure of US ships

Boxing Match That Went for 42 Rounds

1860 Champion of England Tom Sayers and American John Heenan fight out brutal 2 hour, 27 minute draw near Farnborough, England police stop fight acknowledged as first world title bout

    Indianola TX - "Star of West" taken by Confederacy Virginia secedes from the Union (US Civil War) Grierson's raid begins as Colonel Grierson and 1700 horse troopers set off from La Grange, Tennessee Battle of Plymouth, North Carolina Bread revolt in Savannah, Georgia Grant suspends prisoner-of-war exchanges

Assassination

1865 Mary Surratt is arrested as a conspirator in Abraham' Lincoln's assassination

    1st pro baseball games-Cincinnati Reds 24, Cin amateurs 15 Modern Snooker invented by Sir Neville Chamberlain, a bored British officer in Jabalpur, India 1st Sunday NL baseball game, Reds beat Cards 5-1 Treaty of Shimonoseki is signed ending the First Sino-Japanese War (1894-95) 3rd Boston Marathon won by Lawrence Brignolia in 2:54:38 7 high chiefs of American Samoa sign Instrument of Cession US Supreme Court judges maximum work day unconstitutional in Lochner v. New York by declaring the "right to free contract" implicit in the due process clause of the 14th Amendment of the Constitution 9th Boston Marathon won by Fred Lorz in 2:38:25.4 Ellis Island, New York records 11,745 immigrants

Boston Marathon

1911 15th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar in race record 2:21:39.6 first of 7 race victories

    1st unofficial gold record (Al Jolson's "Ragging The Baby To Sleep") 20th Boston Marathon won by Arthur Roth in 2:27:16.4 26th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar in race record 2:18:10 his 2nd race victory first of 3 consecutive wins Longest NL opening game, Phillies & Dodgers tie 5-5 in 14 Metro Pictures, Goldwyn Pictures & Louis B Mayer Co merged to form Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM)

Event of Interest

1925 NY Yankee Babe Ruth has ulcer surgery

    Paul Painlevé succeeds Edouard Herriot as French premier Japan's Wakarsoeki government falls, Baron Tanaka becomes premier Abkhazian ASSR forms in Georgian SSR DuPont scientist Elmer K. Bolton invents neoprene using Julius Nieuwland's divinyl acetylene

Event of Interest

1932 Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia ends slavery

    Chicago Bears win their 1st NFL Game beating NY Giants 23-21 37th Boston Marathon won by Leslie Pawson in 2:31:01.6 New Fenway Park opens, Washington Senators beat Red Sox 6-5 Provincial-National elections (Musserts NSB achieves 7.9%, 44 chairs)

Boxing Title Fight

1939 Joe Louis KOs Jack Roper in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

    SN Behrman's "No Time for Comedy" premieres in NYC 43rd Boston Marathon won by Ellison Brown in 2:28:51.8 his second victory in the event British troop land in Iraq US Office of Price Administration forms (handled rationing)

Event of Interest

1943 Marshal Admiral Yamamoto flies from Truk to Rabaul

    SS General Jürgen Stroop arrives in Warsaw 48th Boston Marathon won by Gerard Cote of Canada in 2:31:50.4 second straight victory 3rd of 4 titles 8th Air Force bombs Dresden German occupiers flood Wieringermeer, Netherlands

Event of Interest

    US troops land in central Mindanao, Philippines during Battle of Mindanao Syria declares independence from French administration

Event of Interest

1947 Jackie Robinson bunts for his 1st major league hit

Event of Interest

1948 Elpidio Quirino assumes the Presidency of the Philippines, taking his oath of office two days after the death of President Manuel Roxas

Event of Interest

1951 NY Yankee Mickey Mantle's 1st game, he goes 1 for 4

    Mickey Mantle hits a 565' (172 m) HR in Washington, D.C.'s Griffith Stadium Bulgaria premier Valko Chervenkov resigns Premium Savings Bonds introduced in Great Britain

Event of Interest

1958 Brussels World Fair opens in Belgium, with a model by chemist Rosalind Franklin who had died of cancer the day before

    American Samoa sets up a constitutional government Cleveland Indians trade Rocky Colavito to Tigers for Harvey Kuenn

Event of Interest

1961 1,400 Cuban exiles land in Bay of Pigs in a doomed attempt to overthrow Fidel Castro

Academy Awards

1961 33rd Academy Awards: "Apartment" wins best film, Burt Lancaster & Elizabeth Taylor win best actor, actress

Event of Interest

1961 Jimmy Stewart accepts an honorary Oscar on behalf of his friend Gary Cooper, who is too ill to attend

    Albert Hague and Marty Brill's musical "Cafe Crown", starring Theodore Bikel, opens at Martin Beck Theater, NYC runs for 3 performances 1st game at Shea Stadium, NY Mets lose to Pittsburgh Pirates, 4-3 Ford Mustang formally introduced ($2,368 base) Jerrie Mock becomes 1st woman to fly solo around the world 100th international soccer match between Netherlands and Belgium (3-1) Shortwave Radio NY Worldwide goes back on the air after a week off Surveyor 3 launched soft lands on Moon, April 20 71st Boston Marathon: Dave McKenzie of New Zealand wins in 2:15:45 American Bobbi Gibb 1st woman for 2nd straight year in 3:27:17 (unsanctioned) Italian boxer Nino Benvenuti beats American Emile Griffith in a 15 round points decision to win world middleweight crown at Madison Square Garden start of famous trilogy of fights between the pair "Fade Out-Fade In" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 72 performances A's 1st game in Oakland-Alameda Stadium, lose 4-1 to Baltimore Orioles

Event of Interest

1969 Alexander Dubček forced to resign as first secretary of Czechoslovakia's Communist Party


Historical Events on April 17

Contract of Interest

1492 Christopher Columbus signs a contract with the Spanish monarchs to find the "Indies" with the stated goal of converting people to Catholicism. This promises him 10% of all riches found, and the governorship of any lands encountered.

    Giovanni Verrazano, a Florentine navigator, discovers New York Bay Sir Thomas More confined in the Tower of London Siena surrenders to Spanish troops Archduke Albrecht of Austria occupies Calais

Event of Interest

1711 Charles VI becomes Holy Roman Emperor after the death of his brother Joseph I

    French troops occupy Zeeuws-Flanders, Netherlands Francis Williams, 1st US black college graduate, publishes poems First Unitarianism church service in England held by Theophilus Lindsey at the Essex Street Capel in London Sir Ralph Abercromby attacks San Juan, Puerto Rico, one of the largest invasions of Spanish territories in America

Event of Interest

1808 Bayonne Decree by Napoleon I of France orders seizure of US ships

Boxing Match That Went for 42 Rounds

1860 Champion of England Tom Sayers and American John Heenan fight out brutal 2 hour, 27 minute draw near Farnborough, England police stop fight acknowledged as first world title bout

    Indianola TX - "Star of West" taken by Confederacy Virginia secedes from the Union (US Civil War) Grierson's raid begins as Colonel Grierson and 1700 horse troopers set off from La Grange, Tennessee Battle of Plymouth, North Carolina Bread revolt in Savannah, Georgia Grant suspends prisoner-of-war exchanges

Assassination

1865 Mary Surratt is arrested as a conspirator in Abraham' Lincoln's assassination

    1st pro baseball games-Cincinnati Reds 24, Cin amateurs 15 Modern Snooker invented by Sir Neville Chamberlain, a bored British officer in Jabalpur, India 1st Sunday NL baseball game, Reds beat Cards 5-1 Treaty of Shimonoseki is signed ending the First Sino-Japanese War (1894-95) 3rd Boston Marathon won by Lawrence Brignolia in 2:54:38 7 high chiefs of American Samoa sign Instrument of Cession US Supreme Court judges maximum work day unconstitutional in Lochner v. New York by declaring the "right to free contract" implicit in the due process clause of the 14th Amendment of the Constitution 9th Boston Marathon won by Fred Lorz in 2:38:25.4 Ellis Island, New York records 11,745 immigrants

Boston Marathon

1911 15th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar in race record 2:21:39.6 first of 7 race victories

    1st unofficial gold record (Al Jolson's "Ragging The Baby To Sleep") 20th Boston Marathon won by Arthur Roth in 2:27:16.4 26th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar in race record 2:18:10 his 2nd race victory first of 3 consecutive wins Longest NL opening game, Phillies & Dodgers tie 5-5 in 14 Metro Pictures, Goldwyn Pictures & Louis B Mayer Co merged to form Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM)

Event of Interest

1925 NY Yankee Babe Ruth has ulcer surgery

    Paul Painlevé succeeds Edouard Herriot as French premier Japan's Wakarsoeki government falls, Baron Tanaka becomes premier Abkhazian ASSR forms in Georgian SSR DuPont scientist Elmer K. Bolton invents neoprene using Julius Nieuwland's divinyl acetylene

Event of Interest

1932 Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia ends slavery

    Chicago Bears win their 1st NFL Game beating NY Giants 23-21 37th Boston Marathon won by Leslie Pawson in 2:31:01.6 New Fenway Park opens, Washington Senators beat Red Sox 6-5 Provincial-National elections (Musserts NSB achieves 7.9%, 44 chairs)

Boxing Title Fight

1939 Joe Louis KOs Jack Roper in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

    SN Behrman's "No Time for Comedy" premieres in NYC 43rd Boston Marathon won by Ellison Brown in 2:28:51.8 his second victory in the event British troop land in Iraq US Office of Price Administration forms (handled rationing)

Event of Interest

1943 Marshal Admiral Yamamoto flies from Truk to Rabaul

    SS General Jürgen Stroop arrives in Warsaw 48th Boston Marathon won by Gerard Cote of Canada in 2:31:50.4 second straight victory 3rd of 4 titles 8th Air Force bombs Dresden German occupiers flood Wieringermeer, Netherlands

Event of Interest

    US troops land in central Mindanao, Philippines during Battle of Mindanao Syria declares independence from French administration

Event of Interest

1947 Jackie Robinson bunts for his 1st major league hit

Event of Interest

1948 Elpidio Quirino assumes the Presidency of the Philippines, taking his oath of office two days after the death of President Manuel Roxas

Event of Interest

1951 NY Yankee Mickey Mantle's 1st game, he goes 1 for 4

    Mickey Mantle hits a 565' (172 m) HR in Washington, D.C.'s Griffith Stadium Bulgaria premier Valko Chervenkov resigns Premium Savings Bonds introduced in Great Britain

Event of Interest

1958 Brussels World Fair opens in Belgium, with a model by chemist Rosalind Franklin who had died of cancer the day before

    American Samoa sets up a constitutional government Cleveland Indians trade Rocky Colavito to Tigers for Harvey Kuenn

Event of Interest

1961 1,400 Cuban exiles land in Bay of Pigs in a doomed attempt to overthrow Fidel Castro

Academy Awards

1961 33rd Academy Awards: "Apartment" wins best film, Burt Lancaster & Elizabeth Taylor win best actor, actress

Event of Interest

1961 Jimmy Stewart accepts an honorary Oscar on behalf of his friend Gary Cooper, who is too ill to attend

    Albert Hague and Marty Brill's musical "Cafe Crown", starring Theodore Bikel, opens at Martin Beck Theater, NYC runs for 3 performances 1st game at Shea Stadium, NY Mets lose to Pittsburgh Pirates, 4-3 Ford Mustang formally introduced ($2,368 base) Jerrie Mock becomes 1st woman to fly solo around the world 100th international soccer match between Netherlands and Belgium (3-1) Shortwave Radio NY Worldwide goes back on the air after a week off Surveyor 3 launched soft lands on Moon, April 20 71st Boston Marathon: Dave McKenzie of New Zealand wins in 2:15:45 American Bobbi Gibb 1st woman for 2nd straight year in 3:27:17 (unsanctioned) Italian boxer Nino Benvenuti beats American Emile Griffith in a 15 round points decision to win world middleweight crown at Madison Square Garden start of famous trilogy of fights between the pair "Fade Out-Fade In" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 72 performances A's 1st game in Oakland-Alameda Stadium, lose 4-1 to Baltimore Orioles

Event of Interest

1969 Alexander Dubček forced to resign as first secretary of Czechoslovakia's Communist Party


Historical Events on April 17

Contract of Interest

1492 Christopher Columbus signs a contract with the Spanish monarchs to find the "Indies" with the stated goal of converting people to Catholicism. This promises him 10% of all riches found, and the governorship of any lands encountered.

    Giovanni Verrazano, a Florentine navigator, discovers New York Bay Sir Thomas More confined in the Tower of London Siena surrenders to Spanish troops Archduke Albrecht of Austria occupies Calais

Event of Interest

1711 Charles VI becomes Holy Roman Emperor after the death of his brother Joseph I

    French troops occupy Zeeuws-Flanders, Netherlands Francis Williams, 1st US black college graduate, publishes poems First Unitarianism church service in England held by Theophilus Lindsey at the Essex Street Capel in London Sir Ralph Abercromby attacks San Juan, Puerto Rico, one of the largest invasions of Spanish territories in America

Event of Interest

1808 Bayonne Decree by Napoleon I of France orders seizure of US ships

Boxing Match That Went for 42 Rounds

1860 Champion of England Tom Sayers and American John Heenan fight out brutal 2 hour, 27 minute draw near Farnborough, England police stop fight acknowledged as first world title bout

    Indianola TX - "Star of West" taken by Confederacy Virginia secedes from the Union (US Civil War) Grierson's raid begins as Colonel Grierson and 1700 horse troopers set off from La Grange, Tennessee Battle of Plymouth, North Carolina Bread revolt in Savannah, Georgia Grant suspends prisoner-of-war exchanges

Assassination

1865 Mary Surratt is arrested as a conspirator in Abraham' Lincoln's assassination

    1st pro baseball games-Cincinnati Reds 24, Cin amateurs 15 Modern Snooker invented by Sir Neville Chamberlain, a bored British officer in Jabalpur, India 1st Sunday NL baseball game, Reds beat Cards 5-1 Treaty of Shimonoseki is signed ending the First Sino-Japanese War (1894-95) 3rd Boston Marathon won by Lawrence Brignolia in 2:54:38 7 high chiefs of American Samoa sign Instrument of Cession US Supreme Court judges maximum work day unconstitutional in Lochner v. New York by declaring the "right to free contract" implicit in the due process clause of the 14th Amendment of the Constitution 9th Boston Marathon won by Fred Lorz in 2:38:25.4 Ellis Island, New York records 11,745 immigrants

Boston Marathon

1911 15th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar in race record 2:21:39.6 first of 7 race victories

    1st unofficial gold record (Al Jolson's "Ragging The Baby To Sleep") 20th Boston Marathon won by Arthur Roth in 2:27:16.4 26th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar in race record 2:18:10 his 2nd race victory first of 3 consecutive wins Longest NL opening game, Phillies & Dodgers tie 5-5 in 14 Metro Pictures, Goldwyn Pictures & Louis B Mayer Co merged to form Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM)

Event of Interest

1925 NY Yankee Babe Ruth has ulcer surgery

    Paul Painlevé succeeds Edouard Herriot as French premier Japan's Wakarsoeki government falls, Baron Tanaka becomes premier Abkhazian ASSR forms in Georgian SSR DuPont scientist Elmer K. Bolton invents neoprene using Julius Nieuwland's divinyl acetylene

Event of Interest

1932 Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia ends slavery

    Chicago Bears win their 1st NFL Game beating NY Giants 23-21 37th Boston Marathon won by Leslie Pawson in 2:31:01.6 New Fenway Park opens, Washington Senators beat Red Sox 6-5 Provincial-National elections (Musserts NSB achieves 7.9%, 44 chairs)

Boxing Title Fight

1939 Joe Louis KOs Jack Roper in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

    SN Behrman's "No Time for Comedy" premieres in NYC 43rd Boston Marathon won by Ellison Brown in 2:28:51.8 his second victory in the event British troop land in Iraq US Office of Price Administration forms (handled rationing)

Event of Interest

1943 Marshal Admiral Yamamoto flies from Truk to Rabaul

    SS General Jürgen Stroop arrives in Warsaw 48th Boston Marathon won by Gerard Cote of Canada in 2:31:50.4 second straight victory 3rd of 4 titles 8th Air Force bombs Dresden German occupiers flood Wieringermeer, Netherlands

Event of Interest

    US troops land in central Mindanao, Philippines during Battle of Mindanao Syria declares independence from French administration

Event of Interest

1947 Jackie Robinson bunts for his 1st major league hit

Event of Interest

1948 Elpidio Quirino assumes the Presidency of the Philippines, taking his oath of office two days after the death of President Manuel Roxas

Event of Interest

1951 NY Yankee Mickey Mantle's 1st game, he goes 1 for 4

    Mickey Mantle hits a 565' (172 m) HR in Washington, D.C.'s Griffith Stadium Bulgaria premier Valko Chervenkov resigns Premium Savings Bonds introduced in Great Britain

Event of Interest

1958 Brussels World Fair opens in Belgium, with a model by chemist Rosalind Franklin who had died of cancer the day before

    American Samoa sets up a constitutional government Cleveland Indians trade Rocky Colavito to Tigers for Harvey Kuenn

Event of Interest

1961 1,400 Cuban exiles land in Bay of Pigs in a doomed attempt to overthrow Fidel Castro

Academy Awards

1961 33rd Academy Awards: "Apartment" wins best film, Burt Lancaster & Elizabeth Taylor win best actor, actress

Event of Interest

1961 Jimmy Stewart accepts an honorary Oscar on behalf of his friend Gary Cooper, who is too ill to attend

    Albert Hague and Marty Brill's musical "Cafe Crown", starring Theodore Bikel, opens at Martin Beck Theater, NYC runs for 3 performances 1st game at Shea Stadium, NY Mets lose to Pittsburgh Pirates, 4-3 Ford Mustang formally introduced ($2,368 base) Jerrie Mock becomes 1st woman to fly solo around the world 100th international soccer match between Netherlands and Belgium (3-1) Shortwave Radio NY Worldwide goes back on the air after a week off Surveyor 3 launched soft lands on Moon, April 20 71st Boston Marathon: Dave McKenzie of New Zealand wins in 2:15:45 American Bobbi Gibb 1st woman for 2nd straight year in 3:27:17 (unsanctioned) Italian boxer Nino Benvenuti beats American Emile Griffith in a 15 round points decision to win world middleweight crown at Madison Square Garden start of famous trilogy of fights between the pair "Fade Out-Fade In" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 72 performances A's 1st game in Oakland-Alameda Stadium, lose 4-1 to Baltimore Orioles

Event of Interest

1969 Alexander Dubček forced to resign as first secretary of Czechoslovakia's Communist Party


Historical Events on April 17

Contract of Interest

1492 Christopher Columbus signs a contract with the Spanish monarchs to find the "Indies" with the stated goal of converting people to Catholicism. This promises him 10% of all riches found, and the governorship of any lands encountered.

    Giovanni Verrazano, a Florentine navigator, discovers New York Bay Sir Thomas More confined in the Tower of London Siena surrenders to Spanish troops Archduke Albrecht of Austria occupies Calais

Event of Interest

1711 Charles VI becomes Holy Roman Emperor after the death of his brother Joseph I

    French troops occupy Zeeuws-Flanders, Netherlands Francis Williams, 1st US black college graduate, publishes poems First Unitarianism church service in England held by Theophilus Lindsey at the Essex Street Capel in London Sir Ralph Abercromby attacks San Juan, Puerto Rico, one of the largest invasions of Spanish territories in America

Event of Interest

1808 Bayonne Decree by Napoleon I of France orders seizure of US ships

Boxing Match That Went for 42 Rounds

1860 Champion of England Tom Sayers and American John Heenan fight out brutal 2 hour, 27 minute draw near Farnborough, England police stop fight acknowledged as first world title bout

    Indianola TX - "Star of West" taken by Confederacy Virginia secedes from the Union (US Civil War) Grierson's raid begins as Colonel Grierson and 1700 horse troopers set off from La Grange, Tennessee Battle of Plymouth, North Carolina Bread revolt in Savannah, Georgia Grant suspends prisoner-of-war exchanges

Assassination

1865 Mary Surratt is arrested as a conspirator in Abraham' Lincoln's assassination

    1st pro baseball games-Cincinnati Reds 24, Cin amateurs 15 Modern Snooker invented by Sir Neville Chamberlain, a bored British officer in Jabalpur, India 1st Sunday NL baseball game, Reds beat Cards 5-1 Treaty of Shimonoseki is signed ending the First Sino-Japanese War (1894-95) 3rd Boston Marathon won by Lawrence Brignolia in 2:54:38 7 high chiefs of American Samoa sign Instrument of Cession US Supreme Court judges maximum work day unconstitutional in Lochner v. New York by declaring the "right to free contract" implicit in the due process clause of the 14th Amendment of the Constitution 9th Boston Marathon won by Fred Lorz in 2:38:25.4 Ellis Island, New York records 11,745 immigrants

Boston Marathon

1911 15th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar in race record 2:21:39.6 first of 7 race victories

    1st unofficial gold record (Al Jolson's "Ragging The Baby To Sleep") 20th Boston Marathon won by Arthur Roth in 2:27:16.4 26th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar in race record 2:18:10 his 2nd race victory first of 3 consecutive wins Longest NL opening game, Phillies & Dodgers tie 5-5 in 14 Metro Pictures, Goldwyn Pictures & Louis B Mayer Co merged to form Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM)

Event of Interest

1925 NY Yankee Babe Ruth has ulcer surgery

    Paul Painlevé succeeds Edouard Herriot as French premier Japan's Wakarsoeki government falls, Baron Tanaka becomes premier Abkhazian ASSR forms in Georgian SSR DuPont scientist Elmer K. Bolton invents neoprene using Julius Nieuwland's divinyl acetylene

Event of Interest

1932 Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia ends slavery

    Chicago Bears win their 1st NFL Game beating NY Giants 23-21 37th Boston Marathon won by Leslie Pawson in 2:31:01.6 New Fenway Park opens, Washington Senators beat Red Sox 6-5 Provincial-National elections (Musserts NSB achieves 7.9%, 44 chairs)

Boxing Title Fight

1939 Joe Louis KOs Jack Roper in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

    SN Behrman's "No Time for Comedy" premieres in NYC 43rd Boston Marathon won by Ellison Brown in 2:28:51.8 his second victory in the event British troop land in Iraq US Office of Price Administration forms (handled rationing)

Event of Interest

1943 Marshal Admiral Yamamoto flies from Truk to Rabaul

    SS General Jürgen Stroop arrives in Warsaw 48th Boston Marathon won by Gerard Cote of Canada in 2:31:50.4 second straight victory 3rd of 4 titles 8th Air Force bombs Dresden German occupiers flood Wieringermeer, Netherlands

Event of Interest

    US troops land in central Mindanao, Philippines during Battle of Mindanao Syria declares independence from French administration

Event of Interest

1947 Jackie Robinson bunts for his 1st major league hit

Event of Interest

1948 Elpidio Quirino assumes the Presidency of the Philippines, taking his oath of office two days after the death of President Manuel Roxas

Event of Interest

1951 NY Yankee Mickey Mantle's 1st game, he goes 1 for 4

    Mickey Mantle hits a 565' (172 m) HR in Washington, D.C.'s Griffith Stadium Bulgaria premier Valko Chervenkov resigns Premium Savings Bonds introduced in Great Britain

Event of Interest

1958 Brussels World Fair opens in Belgium, with a model by chemist Rosalind Franklin who had died of cancer the day before

    American Samoa sets up a constitutional government Cleveland Indians trade Rocky Colavito to Tigers for Harvey Kuenn

Event of Interest

1961 1,400 Cuban exiles land in Bay of Pigs in a doomed attempt to overthrow Fidel Castro

Academy Awards

1961 33rd Academy Awards: "Apartment" wins best film, Burt Lancaster & Elizabeth Taylor win best actor, actress

Event of Interest

1961 Jimmy Stewart accepts an honorary Oscar on behalf of his friend Gary Cooper, who is too ill to attend

    Albert Hague and Marty Brill's musical "Cafe Crown", starring Theodore Bikel, opens at Martin Beck Theater, NYC runs for 3 performances 1st game at Shea Stadium, NY Mets lose to Pittsburgh Pirates, 4-3 Ford Mustang formally introduced ($2,368 base) Jerrie Mock becomes 1st woman to fly solo around the world 100th international soccer match between Netherlands and Belgium (3-1) Shortwave Radio NY Worldwide goes back on the air after a week off Surveyor 3 launched soft lands on Moon, April 20 71st Boston Marathon: Dave McKenzie of New Zealand wins in 2:15:45 American Bobbi Gibb 1st woman for 2nd straight year in 3:27:17 (unsanctioned) Italian boxer Nino Benvenuti beats American Emile Griffith in a 15 round points decision to win world middleweight crown at Madison Square Garden start of famous trilogy of fights between the pair "Fade Out-Fade In" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 72 performances A's 1st game in Oakland-Alameda Stadium, lose 4-1 to Baltimore Orioles

Event of Interest

1969 Alexander Dubček forced to resign as first secretary of Czechoslovakia's Communist Party


Historical Events on April 17

Contract of Interest

1492 Christopher Columbus signs a contract with the Spanish monarchs to find the "Indies" with the stated goal of converting people to Catholicism. This promises him 10% of all riches found, and the governorship of any lands encountered.

    Giovanni Verrazano, a Florentine navigator, discovers New York Bay Sir Thomas More confined in the Tower of London Siena surrenders to Spanish troops Archduke Albrecht of Austria occupies Calais

Event of Interest

1711 Charles VI becomes Holy Roman Emperor after the death of his brother Joseph I

    French troops occupy Zeeuws-Flanders, Netherlands Francis Williams, 1st US black college graduate, publishes poems First Unitarianism church service in England held by Theophilus Lindsey at the Essex Street Capel in London Sir Ralph Abercromby attacks San Juan, Puerto Rico, one of the largest invasions of Spanish territories in America

Event of Interest

1808 Bayonne Decree by Napoleon I of France orders seizure of US ships

Boxing Match That Went for 42 Rounds

1860 Champion of England Tom Sayers and American John Heenan fight out brutal 2 hour, 27 minute draw near Farnborough, England police stop fight acknowledged as first world title bout

    Indianola TX - "Star of West" taken by Confederacy Virginia secedes from the Union (US Civil War) Grierson's raid begins as Colonel Grierson and 1700 horse troopers set off from La Grange, Tennessee Battle of Plymouth, North Carolina Bread revolt in Savannah, Georgia Grant suspends prisoner-of-war exchanges

Assassination

1865 Mary Surratt is arrested as a conspirator in Abraham' Lincoln's assassination

    1st pro baseball games-Cincinnati Reds 24, Cin amateurs 15 Modern Snooker invented by Sir Neville Chamberlain, a bored British officer in Jabalpur, India 1st Sunday NL baseball game, Reds beat Cards 5-1 Treaty of Shimonoseki is signed ending the First Sino-Japanese War (1894-95) 3rd Boston Marathon won by Lawrence Brignolia in 2:54:38 7 high chiefs of American Samoa sign Instrument of Cession US Supreme Court judges maximum work day unconstitutional in Lochner v. New York by declaring the "right to free contract" implicit in the due process clause of the 14th Amendment of the Constitution 9th Boston Marathon won by Fred Lorz in 2:38:25.4 Ellis Island, New York records 11,745 immigrants

Boston Marathon

1911 15th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar in race record 2:21:39.6 first of 7 race victories

    1st unofficial gold record (Al Jolson's "Ragging The Baby To Sleep") 20th Boston Marathon won by Arthur Roth in 2:27:16.4 26th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar in race record 2:18:10 his 2nd race victory first of 3 consecutive wins Longest NL opening game, Phillies & Dodgers tie 5-5 in 14 Metro Pictures, Goldwyn Pictures & Louis B Mayer Co merged to form Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM)

Event of Interest

1925 NY Yankee Babe Ruth has ulcer surgery

    Paul Painlevé succeeds Edouard Herriot as French premier Japan's Wakarsoeki government falls, Baron Tanaka becomes premier Abkhazian ASSR forms in Georgian SSR DuPont scientist Elmer K. Bolton invents neoprene using Julius Nieuwland's divinyl acetylene

Event of Interest

1932 Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia ends slavery

    Chicago Bears win their 1st NFL Game beating NY Giants 23-21 37th Boston Marathon won by Leslie Pawson in 2:31:01.6 New Fenway Park opens, Washington Senators beat Red Sox 6-5 Provincial-National elections (Musserts NSB achieves 7.9%, 44 chairs)

Boxing Title Fight

1939 Joe Louis KOs Jack Roper in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

    SN Behrman's "No Time for Comedy" premieres in NYC 43rd Boston Marathon won by Ellison Brown in 2:28:51.8 his second victory in the event British troop land in Iraq US Office of Price Administration forms (handled rationing)

Event of Interest

1943 Marshal Admiral Yamamoto flies from Truk to Rabaul

    SS General Jürgen Stroop arrives in Warsaw 48th Boston Marathon won by Gerard Cote of Canada in 2:31:50.4 second straight victory 3rd of 4 titles 8th Air Force bombs Dresden German occupiers flood Wieringermeer, Netherlands

Event of Interest

    US troops land in central Mindanao, Philippines during Battle of Mindanao Syria declares independence from French administration

Event of Interest

1947 Jackie Robinson bunts for his 1st major league hit

Event of Interest

1948 Elpidio Quirino assumes the Presidency of the Philippines, taking his oath of office two days after the death of President Manuel Roxas

Event of Interest

1951 NY Yankee Mickey Mantle's 1st game, he goes 1 for 4

    Mickey Mantle hits a 565' (172 m) HR in Washington, D.C.'s Griffith Stadium Bulgaria premier Valko Chervenkov resigns Premium Savings Bonds introduced in Great Britain

Event of Interest

1958 Brussels World Fair opens in Belgium, with a model by chemist Rosalind Franklin who had died of cancer the day before

    American Samoa sets up a constitutional government Cleveland Indians trade Rocky Colavito to Tigers for Harvey Kuenn

Event of Interest

1961 1,400 Cuban exiles land in Bay of Pigs in a doomed attempt to overthrow Fidel Castro

Academy Awards

1961 33rd Academy Awards: "Apartment" wins best film, Burt Lancaster & Elizabeth Taylor win best actor, actress

Event of Interest

1961 Jimmy Stewart accepts an honorary Oscar on behalf of his friend Gary Cooper, who is too ill to attend

    Albert Hague and Marty Brill's musical "Cafe Crown", starring Theodore Bikel, opens at Martin Beck Theater, NYC runs for 3 performances 1st game at Shea Stadium, NY Mets lose to Pittsburgh Pirates, 4-3 Ford Mustang formally introduced ($2,368 base) Jerrie Mock becomes 1st woman to fly solo around the world 100th international soccer match between Netherlands and Belgium (3-1) Shortwave Radio NY Worldwide goes back on the air after a week off Surveyor 3 launched soft lands on Moon, April 20 71st Boston Marathon: Dave McKenzie of New Zealand wins in 2:15:45 American Bobbi Gibb 1st woman for 2nd straight year in 3:27:17 (unsanctioned) Italian boxer Nino Benvenuti beats American Emile Griffith in a 15 round points decision to win world middleweight crown at Madison Square Garden start of famous trilogy of fights between the pair "Fade Out-Fade In" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 72 performances A's 1st game in Oakland-Alameda Stadium, lose 4-1 to Baltimore Orioles

Event of Interest

1969 Alexander Dubček forced to resign as first secretary of Czechoslovakia's Communist Party


Historical Events on April 17

Contract of Interest

1492 Christopher Columbus signs a contract with the Spanish monarchs to find the "Indies" with the stated goal of converting people to Catholicism. This promises him 10% of all riches found, and the governorship of any lands encountered.

    Giovanni Verrazano, a Florentine navigator, discovers New York Bay Sir Thomas More confined in the Tower of London Siena surrenders to Spanish troops Archduke Albrecht of Austria occupies Calais

Event of Interest

1711 Charles VI becomes Holy Roman Emperor after the death of his brother Joseph I

    French troops occupy Zeeuws-Flanders, Netherlands Francis Williams, 1st US black college graduate, publishes poems First Unitarianism church service in England held by Theophilus Lindsey at the Essex Street Capel in London Sir Ralph Abercromby attacks San Juan, Puerto Rico, one of the largest invasions of Spanish territories in America

Event of Interest

1808 Bayonne Decree by Napoleon I of France orders seizure of US ships

Boxing Match That Went for 42 Rounds

1860 Champion of England Tom Sayers and American John Heenan fight out brutal 2 hour, 27 minute draw near Farnborough, England police stop fight acknowledged as first world title bout

    Indianola TX - "Star of West" taken by Confederacy Virginia secedes from the Union (US Civil War) Grierson's raid begins as Colonel Grierson and 1700 horse troopers set off from La Grange, Tennessee Battle of Plymouth, North Carolina Bread revolt in Savannah, Georgia Grant suspends prisoner-of-war exchanges

Assassination

1865 Mary Surratt is arrested as a conspirator in Abraham' Lincoln's assassination

    1st pro baseball games-Cincinnati Reds 24, Cin amateurs 15 Modern Snooker invented by Sir Neville Chamberlain, a bored British officer in Jabalpur, India 1st Sunday NL baseball game, Reds beat Cards 5-1 Treaty of Shimonoseki is signed ending the First Sino-Japanese War (1894-95) 3rd Boston Marathon won by Lawrence Brignolia in 2:54:38 7 high chiefs of American Samoa sign Instrument of Cession US Supreme Court judges maximum work day unconstitutional in Lochner v. New York by declaring the "right to free contract" implicit in the due process clause of the 14th Amendment of the Constitution 9th Boston Marathon won by Fred Lorz in 2:38:25.4 Ellis Island, New York records 11,745 immigrants

Boston Marathon

1911 15th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar in race record 2:21:39.6 first of 7 race victories

    1st unofficial gold record (Al Jolson's "Ragging The Baby To Sleep") 20th Boston Marathon won by Arthur Roth in 2:27:16.4 26th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar in race record 2:18:10 his 2nd race victory first of 3 consecutive wins Longest NL opening game, Phillies & Dodgers tie 5-5 in 14 Metro Pictures, Goldwyn Pictures & Louis B Mayer Co merged to form Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM)

Event of Interest

1925 NY Yankee Babe Ruth has ulcer surgery

    Paul Painlevé succeeds Edouard Herriot as French premier Japan's Wakarsoeki government falls, Baron Tanaka becomes premier Abkhazian ASSR forms in Georgian SSR DuPont scientist Elmer K. Bolton invents neoprene using Julius Nieuwland's divinyl acetylene

Event of Interest

1932 Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia ends slavery

    Chicago Bears win their 1st NFL Game beating NY Giants 23-21 37th Boston Marathon won by Leslie Pawson in 2:31:01.6 New Fenway Park opens, Washington Senators beat Red Sox 6-5 Provincial-National elections (Musserts NSB achieves 7.9%, 44 chairs)

Boxing Title Fight

1939 Joe Louis KOs Jack Roper in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

    SN Behrman's "No Time for Comedy" premieres in NYC 43rd Boston Marathon won by Ellison Brown in 2:28:51.8 his second victory in the event British troop land in Iraq US Office of Price Administration forms (handled rationing)

Event of Interest

1943 Marshal Admiral Yamamoto flies from Truk to Rabaul

    SS General Jürgen Stroop arrives in Warsaw 48th Boston Marathon won by Gerard Cote of Canada in 2:31:50.4 second straight victory 3rd of 4 titles 8th Air Force bombs Dresden German occupiers flood Wieringermeer, Netherlands

Event of Interest

    US troops land in central Mindanao, Philippines during Battle of Mindanao Syria declares independence from French administration

Event of Interest

1947 Jackie Robinson bunts for his 1st major league hit

Event of Interest

1948 Elpidio Quirino assumes the Presidency of the Philippines, taking his oath of office two days after the death of President Manuel Roxas

Event of Interest

1951 NY Yankee Mickey Mantle's 1st game, he goes 1 for 4

    Mickey Mantle hits a 565' (172 m) HR in Washington, D.C.'s Griffith Stadium Bulgaria premier Valko Chervenkov resigns Premium Savings Bonds introduced in Great Britain

Event of Interest

1958 Brussels World Fair opens in Belgium, with a model by chemist Rosalind Franklin who had died of cancer the day before

    American Samoa sets up a constitutional government Cleveland Indians trade Rocky Colavito to Tigers for Harvey Kuenn

Event of Interest

1961 1,400 Cuban exiles land in Bay of Pigs in a doomed attempt to overthrow Fidel Castro

Academy Awards

1961 33rd Academy Awards: "Apartment" wins best film, Burt Lancaster & Elizabeth Taylor win best actor, actress

Event of Interest

1961 Jimmy Stewart accepts an honorary Oscar on behalf of his friend Gary Cooper, who is too ill to attend

    Albert Hague and Marty Brill's musical "Cafe Crown", starring Theodore Bikel, opens at Martin Beck Theater, NYC runs for 3 performances 1st game at Shea Stadium, NY Mets lose to Pittsburgh Pirates, 4-3 Ford Mustang formally introduced ($2,368 base) Jerrie Mock becomes 1st woman to fly solo around the world 100th international soccer match between Netherlands and Belgium (3-1) Shortwave Radio NY Worldwide goes back on the air after a week off Surveyor 3 launched soft lands on Moon, April 20 71st Boston Marathon: Dave McKenzie of New Zealand wins in 2:15:45 American Bobbi Gibb 1st woman for 2nd straight year in 3:27:17 (unsanctioned) Italian boxer Nino Benvenuti beats American Emile Griffith in a 15 round points decision to win world middleweight crown at Madison Square Garden start of famous trilogy of fights between the pair "Fade Out-Fade In" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 72 performances A's 1st game in Oakland-Alameda Stadium, lose 4-1 to Baltimore Orioles

Event of Interest

1969 Alexander Dubček forced to resign as first secretary of Czechoslovakia's Communist Party


Historical Events on April 17

Contract of Interest

1492 Christopher Columbus signs a contract with the Spanish monarchs to find the "Indies" with the stated goal of converting people to Catholicism. This promises him 10% of all riches found, and the governorship of any lands encountered.

    Giovanni Verrazano, a Florentine navigator, discovers New York Bay Sir Thomas More confined in the Tower of London Siena surrenders to Spanish troops Archduke Albrecht of Austria occupies Calais

Event of Interest

1711 Charles VI becomes Holy Roman Emperor after the death of his brother Joseph I

    French troops occupy Zeeuws-Flanders, Netherlands Francis Williams, 1st US black college graduate, publishes poems First Unitarianism church service in England held by Theophilus Lindsey at the Essex Street Capel in London Sir Ralph Abercromby attacks San Juan, Puerto Rico, one of the largest invasions of Spanish territories in America

Event of Interest

1808 Bayonne Decree by Napoleon I of France orders seizure of US ships

Boxing Match That Went for 42 Rounds

1860 Champion of England Tom Sayers and American John Heenan fight out brutal 2 hour, 27 minute draw near Farnborough, England police stop fight acknowledged as first world title bout

    Indianola TX - "Star of West" taken by Confederacy Virginia secedes from the Union (US Civil War) Grierson's raid begins as Colonel Grierson and 1700 horse troopers set off from La Grange, Tennessee Battle of Plymouth, North Carolina Bread revolt in Savannah, Georgia Grant suspends prisoner-of-war exchanges

Assassination

1865 Mary Surratt is arrested as a conspirator in Abraham' Lincoln's assassination

    1st pro baseball games-Cincinnati Reds 24, Cin amateurs 15 Modern Snooker invented by Sir Neville Chamberlain, a bored British officer in Jabalpur, India 1st Sunday NL baseball game, Reds beat Cards 5-1 Treaty of Shimonoseki is signed ending the First Sino-Japanese War (1894-95) 3rd Boston Marathon won by Lawrence Brignolia in 2:54:38 7 high chiefs of American Samoa sign Instrument of Cession US Supreme Court judges maximum work day unconstitutional in Lochner v. New York by declaring the "right to free contract" implicit in the due process clause of the 14th Amendment of the Constitution 9th Boston Marathon won by Fred Lorz in 2:38:25.4 Ellis Island, New York records 11,745 immigrants

Boston Marathon

1911 15th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar in race record 2:21:39.6 first of 7 race victories

    1st unofficial gold record (Al Jolson's "Ragging The Baby To Sleep") 20th Boston Marathon won by Arthur Roth in 2:27:16.4 26th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar in race record 2:18:10 his 2nd race victory first of 3 consecutive wins Longest NL opening game, Phillies & Dodgers tie 5-5 in 14 Metro Pictures, Goldwyn Pictures & Louis B Mayer Co merged to form Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM)

Event of Interest

1925 NY Yankee Babe Ruth has ulcer surgery

    Paul Painlevé succeeds Edouard Herriot as French premier Japan's Wakarsoeki government falls, Baron Tanaka becomes premier Abkhazian ASSR forms in Georgian SSR DuPont scientist Elmer K. Bolton invents neoprene using Julius Nieuwland's divinyl acetylene

Event of Interest

1932 Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia ends slavery

    Chicago Bears win their 1st NFL Game beating NY Giants 23-21 37th Boston Marathon won by Leslie Pawson in 2:31:01.6 New Fenway Park opens, Washington Senators beat Red Sox 6-5 Provincial-National elections (Musserts NSB achieves 7.9%, 44 chairs)

Boxing Title Fight

1939 Joe Louis KOs Jack Roper in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

    SN Behrman's "No Time for Comedy" premieres in NYC 43rd Boston Marathon won by Ellison Brown in 2:28:51.8 his second victory in the event British troop land in Iraq US Office of Price Administration forms (handled rationing)

Event of Interest

1943 Marshal Admiral Yamamoto flies from Truk to Rabaul

    SS General Jürgen Stroop arrives in Warsaw 48th Boston Marathon won by Gerard Cote of Canada in 2:31:50.4 second straight victory 3rd of 4 titles 8th Air Force bombs Dresden German occupiers flood Wieringermeer, Netherlands

Event of Interest

    US troops land in central Mindanao, Philippines during Battle of Mindanao Syria declares independence from French administration

Event of Interest

1947 Jackie Robinson bunts for his 1st major league hit

Event of Interest

1948 Elpidio Quirino assumes the Presidency of the Philippines, taking his oath of office two days after the death of President Manuel Roxas

Event of Interest

1951 NY Yankee Mickey Mantle's 1st game, he goes 1 for 4

    Mickey Mantle hits a 565' (172 m) HR in Washington, D.C.'s Griffith Stadium Bulgaria premier Valko Chervenkov resigns Premium Savings Bonds introduced in Great Britain

Event of Interest

1958 Brussels World Fair opens in Belgium, with a model by chemist Rosalind Franklin who had died of cancer the day before

    American Samoa sets up a constitutional government Cleveland Indians trade Rocky Colavito to Tigers for Harvey Kuenn

Event of Interest

1961 1,400 Cuban exiles land in Bay of Pigs in a doomed attempt to overthrow Fidel Castro

Academy Awards

1961 33rd Academy Awards: "Apartment" wins best film, Burt Lancaster & Elizabeth Taylor win best actor, actress

Event of Interest

1961 Jimmy Stewart accepts an honorary Oscar on behalf of his friend Gary Cooper, who is too ill to attend

    Albert Hague and Marty Brill's musical "Cafe Crown", starring Theodore Bikel, opens at Martin Beck Theater, NYC runs for 3 performances 1st game at Shea Stadium, NY Mets lose to Pittsburgh Pirates, 4-3 Ford Mustang formally introduced ($2,368 base) Jerrie Mock becomes 1st woman to fly solo around the world 100th international soccer match between Netherlands and Belgium (3-1) Shortwave Radio NY Worldwide goes back on the air after a week off Surveyor 3 launched soft lands on Moon, April 20 71st Boston Marathon: Dave McKenzie of New Zealand wins in 2:15:45 American Bobbi Gibb 1st woman for 2nd straight year in 3:27:17 (unsanctioned) Italian boxer Nino Benvenuti beats American Emile Griffith in a 15 round points decision to win world middleweight crown at Madison Square Garden start of famous trilogy of fights between the pair "Fade Out-Fade In" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 72 performances A's 1st game in Oakland-Alameda Stadium, lose 4-1 to Baltimore Orioles

Event of Interest

1969 Alexander Dubček forced to resign as first secretary of Czechoslovakia's Communist Party


Historical Events on April 17

Contract of Interest

1492 Christopher Columbus signs a contract with the Spanish monarchs to find the "Indies" with the stated goal of converting people to Catholicism. This promises him 10% of all riches found, and the governorship of any lands encountered.

    Giovanni Verrazano, a Florentine navigator, discovers New York Bay Sir Thomas More confined in the Tower of London Siena surrenders to Spanish troops Archduke Albrecht of Austria occupies Calais

Event of Interest

1711 Charles VI becomes Holy Roman Emperor after the death of his brother Joseph I

    French troops occupy Zeeuws-Flanders, Netherlands Francis Williams, 1st US black college graduate, publishes poems First Unitarianism church service in England held by Theophilus Lindsey at the Essex Street Capel in London Sir Ralph Abercromby attacks San Juan, Puerto Rico, one of the largest invasions of Spanish territories in America

Event of Interest

1808 Bayonne Decree by Napoleon I of France orders seizure of US ships

Boxing Match That Went for 42 Rounds

1860 Champion of England Tom Sayers and American John Heenan fight out brutal 2 hour, 27 minute draw near Farnborough, England police stop fight acknowledged as first world title bout

    Indianola TX - "Star of West" taken by Confederacy Virginia secedes from the Union (US Civil War) Grierson's raid begins as Colonel Grierson and 1700 horse troopers set off from La Grange, Tennessee Battle of Plymouth, North Carolina Bread revolt in Savannah, Georgia Grant suspends prisoner-of-war exchanges

Assassination

1865 Mary Surratt is arrested as a conspirator in Abraham' Lincoln's assassination

    1st pro baseball games-Cincinnati Reds 24, Cin amateurs 15 Modern Snooker invented by Sir Neville Chamberlain, a bored British officer in Jabalpur, India 1st Sunday NL baseball game, Reds beat Cards 5-1 Treaty of Shimonoseki is signed ending the First Sino-Japanese War (1894-95) 3rd Boston Marathon won by Lawrence Brignolia in 2:54:38 7 high chiefs of American Samoa sign Instrument of Cession US Supreme Court judges maximum work day unconstitutional in Lochner v. New York by declaring the "right to free contract" implicit in the due process clause of the 14th Amendment of the Constitution 9th Boston Marathon won by Fred Lorz in 2:38:25.4 Ellis Island, New York records 11,745 immigrants

Boston Marathon

1911 15th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar in race record 2:21:39.6 first of 7 race victories

    1st unofficial gold record (Al Jolson's "Ragging The Baby To Sleep") 20th Boston Marathon won by Arthur Roth in 2:27:16.4 26th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar in race record 2:18:10 his 2nd race victory first of 3 consecutive wins Longest NL opening game, Phillies & Dodgers tie 5-5 in 14 Metro Pictures, Goldwyn Pictures & Louis B Mayer Co merged to form Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM)

Event of Interest

1925 NY Yankee Babe Ruth has ulcer surgery

    Paul Painlevé succeeds Edouard Herriot as French premier Japan's Wakarsoeki government falls, Baron Tanaka becomes premier Abkhazian ASSR forms in Georgian SSR DuPont scientist Elmer K. Bolton invents neoprene using Julius Nieuwland's divinyl acetylene

Event of Interest

1932 Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia ends slavery

    Chicago Bears win their 1st NFL Game beating NY Giants 23-21 37th Boston Marathon won by Leslie Pawson in 2:31:01.6 New Fenway Park opens, Washington Senators beat Red Sox 6-5 Provincial-National elections (Musserts NSB achieves 7.9%, 44 chairs)

Boxing Title Fight

1939 Joe Louis KOs Jack Roper in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

    SN Behrman's "No Time for Comedy" premieres in NYC 43rd Boston Marathon won by Ellison Brown in 2:28:51.8 his second victory in the event British troop land in Iraq US Office of Price Administration forms (handled rationing)

Event of Interest

1943 Marshal Admiral Yamamoto flies from Truk to Rabaul

    SS General Jürgen Stroop arrives in Warsaw 48th Boston Marathon won by Gerard Cote of Canada in 2:31:50.4 second straight victory 3rd of 4 titles 8th Air Force bombs Dresden German occupiers flood Wieringermeer, Netherlands

Event of Interest

    US troops land in central Mindanao, Philippines during Battle of Mindanao Syria declares independence from French administration

Event of Interest

1947 Jackie Robinson bunts for his 1st major league hit

Event of Interest

1948 Elpidio Quirino assumes the Presidency of the Philippines, taking his oath of office two days after the death of President Manuel Roxas

Event of Interest

1951 NY Yankee Mickey Mantle's 1st game, he goes 1 for 4

    Mickey Mantle hits a 565' (172 m) HR in Washington, D.C.'s Griffith Stadium Bulgaria premier Valko Chervenkov resigns Premium Savings Bonds introduced in Great Britain

Event of Interest

1958 Brussels World Fair opens in Belgium, with a model by chemist Rosalind Franklin who had died of cancer the day before

    American Samoa sets up a constitutional government Cleveland Indians trade Rocky Colavito to Tigers for Harvey Kuenn

Event of Interest

1961 1,400 Cuban exiles land in Bay of Pigs in a doomed attempt to overthrow Fidel Castro

Academy Awards

1961 33rd Academy Awards: "Apartment" wins best film, Burt Lancaster & Elizabeth Taylor win best actor, actress

Event of Interest

1961 Jimmy Stewart accepts an honorary Oscar on behalf of his friend Gary Cooper, who is too ill to attend

    Albert Hague and Marty Brill's musical "Cafe Crown", starring Theodore Bikel, opens at Martin Beck Theater, NYC runs for 3 performances 1st game at Shea Stadium, NY Mets lose to Pittsburgh Pirates, 4-3 Ford Mustang formally introduced ($2,368 base) Jerrie Mock becomes 1st woman to fly solo around the world 100th international soccer match between Netherlands and Belgium (3-1) Shortwave Radio NY Worldwide goes back on the air after a week off Surveyor 3 launched soft lands on Moon, April 20 71st Boston Marathon: Dave McKenzie of New Zealand wins in 2:15:45 American Bobbi Gibb 1st woman for 2nd straight year in 3:27:17 (unsanctioned) Italian boxer Nino Benvenuti beats American Emile Griffith in a 15 round points decision to win world middleweight crown at Madison Square Garden start of famous trilogy of fights between the pair "Fade Out-Fade In" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 72 performances A's 1st game in Oakland-Alameda Stadium, lose 4-1 to Baltimore Orioles

Event of Interest

1969 Alexander Dubček forced to resign as first secretary of Czechoslovakia's Communist Party


Historical Events on April 17

Contract of Interest

1492 Christopher Columbus signs a contract with the Spanish monarchs to find the "Indies" with the stated goal of converting people to Catholicism. This promises him 10% of all riches found, and the governorship of any lands encountered.

    Giovanni Verrazano, a Florentine navigator, discovers New York Bay Sir Thomas More confined in the Tower of London Siena surrenders to Spanish troops Archduke Albrecht of Austria occupies Calais

Event of Interest

1711 Charles VI becomes Holy Roman Emperor after the death of his brother Joseph I

    French troops occupy Zeeuws-Flanders, Netherlands Francis Williams, 1st US black college graduate, publishes poems First Unitarianism church service in England held by Theophilus Lindsey at the Essex Street Capel in London Sir Ralph Abercromby attacks San Juan, Puerto Rico, one of the largest invasions of Spanish territories in America

Event of Interest

1808 Bayonne Decree by Napoleon I of France orders seizure of US ships

Boxing Match That Went for 42 Rounds

1860 Champion of England Tom Sayers and American John Heenan fight out brutal 2 hour, 27 minute draw near Farnborough, England police stop fight acknowledged as first world title bout

    Indianola TX - "Star of West" taken by Confederacy Virginia secedes from the Union (US Civil War) Grierson's raid begins as Colonel Grierson and 1700 horse troopers set off from La Grange, Tennessee Battle of Plymouth, North Carolina Bread revolt in Savannah, Georgia Grant suspends prisoner-of-war exchanges

Assassination

1865 Mary Surratt is arrested as a conspirator in Abraham' Lincoln's assassination

    1st pro baseball games-Cincinnati Reds 24, Cin amateurs 15 Modern Snooker invented by Sir Neville Chamberlain, a bored British officer in Jabalpur, India 1st Sunday NL baseball game, Reds beat Cards 5-1 Treaty of Shimonoseki is signed ending the First Sino-Japanese War (1894-95) 3rd Boston Marathon won by Lawrence Brignolia in 2:54:38 7 high chiefs of American Samoa sign Instrument of Cession US Supreme Court judges maximum work day unconstitutional in Lochner v. New York by declaring the "right to free contract" implicit in the due process clause of the 14th Amendment of the Constitution 9th Boston Marathon won by Fred Lorz in 2:38:25.4 Ellis Island, New York records 11,745 immigrants

Boston Marathon

1911 15th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar in race record 2:21:39.6 first of 7 race victories

    1st unofficial gold record (Al Jolson's "Ragging The Baby To Sleep") 20th Boston Marathon won by Arthur Roth in 2:27:16.4 26th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar in race record 2:18:10 his 2nd race victory first of 3 consecutive wins Longest NL opening game, Phillies & Dodgers tie 5-5 in 14 Metro Pictures, Goldwyn Pictures & Louis B Mayer Co merged to form Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM)

Event of Interest

1925 NY Yankee Babe Ruth has ulcer surgery

    Paul Painlevé succeeds Edouard Herriot as French premier Japan's Wakarsoeki government falls, Baron Tanaka becomes premier Abkhazian ASSR forms in Georgian SSR DuPont scientist Elmer K. Bolton invents neoprene using Julius Nieuwland's divinyl acetylene

Event of Interest

1932 Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia ends slavery

    Chicago Bears win their 1st NFL Game beating NY Giants 23-21 37th Boston Marathon won by Leslie Pawson in 2:31:01.6 New Fenway Park opens, Washington Senators beat Red Sox 6-5 Provincial-National elections (Musserts NSB achieves 7.9%, 44 chairs)

Boxing Title Fight

1939 Joe Louis KOs Jack Roper in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

    SN Behrman's "No Time for Comedy" premieres in NYC 43rd Boston Marathon won by Ellison Brown in 2:28:51.8 his second victory in the event British troop land in Iraq US Office of Price Administration forms (handled rationing)

Event of Interest

1943 Marshal Admiral Yamamoto flies from Truk to Rabaul

    SS General Jürgen Stroop arrives in Warsaw 48th Boston Marathon won by Gerard Cote of Canada in 2:31:50.4 second straight victory 3rd of 4 titles 8th Air Force bombs Dresden German occupiers flood Wieringermeer, Netherlands

Event of Interest

    US troops land in central Mindanao, Philippines during Battle of Mindanao Syria declares independence from French administration

Event of Interest

1947 Jackie Robinson bunts for his 1st major league hit

Event of Interest

1948 Elpidio Quirino assumes the Presidency of the Philippines, taking his oath of office two days after the death of President Manuel Roxas

Event of Interest

1951 NY Yankee Mickey Mantle's 1st game, he goes 1 for 4

    Mickey Mantle hits a 565' (172 m) HR in Washington, D.C.'s Griffith Stadium Bulgaria premier Valko Chervenkov resigns Premium Savings Bonds introduced in Great Britain

Event of Interest

1958 Brussels World Fair opens in Belgium, with a model by chemist Rosalind Franklin who had died of cancer the day before

    American Samoa sets up a constitutional government Cleveland Indians trade Rocky Colavito to Tigers for Harvey Kuenn

Event of Interest

1961 1,400 Cuban exiles land in Bay of Pigs in a doomed attempt to overthrow Fidel Castro

Academy Awards

1961 33rd Academy Awards: "Apartment" wins best film, Burt Lancaster & Elizabeth Taylor win best actor, actress

Event of Interest

1961 Jimmy Stewart accepts an honorary Oscar on behalf of his friend Gary Cooper, who is too ill to attend

    Albert Hague and Marty Brill's musical "Cafe Crown", starring Theodore Bikel, opens at Martin Beck Theater, NYC runs for 3 performances 1st game at Shea Stadium, NY Mets lose to Pittsburgh Pirates, 4-3 Ford Mustang formally introduced ($2,368 base) Jerrie Mock becomes 1st woman to fly solo around the world 100th international soccer match between Netherlands and Belgium (3-1) Shortwave Radio NY Worldwide goes back on the air after a week off Surveyor 3 launched soft lands on Moon, April 20 71st Boston Marathon: Dave McKenzie of New Zealand wins in 2:15:45 American Bobbi Gibb 1st woman for 2nd straight year in 3:27:17 (unsanctioned) Italian boxer Nino Benvenuti beats American Emile Griffith in a 15 round points decision to win world middleweight crown at Madison Square Garden start of famous trilogy of fights between the pair "Fade Out-Fade In" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 72 performances A's 1st game in Oakland-Alameda Stadium, lose 4-1 to Baltimore Orioles

Event of Interest

1969 Alexander Dubček forced to resign as first secretary of Czechoslovakia's Communist Party


Historical Events on April 17

Contract of Interest

1492 Christopher Columbus signs a contract with the Spanish monarchs to find the "Indies" with the stated goal of converting people to Catholicism. This promises him 10% of all riches found, and the governorship of any lands encountered.

    Giovanni Verrazano, a Florentine navigator, discovers New York Bay Sir Thomas More confined in the Tower of London Siena surrenders to Spanish troops Archduke Albrecht of Austria occupies Calais

Event of Interest

1711 Charles VI becomes Holy Roman Emperor after the death of his brother Joseph I

    French troops occupy Zeeuws-Flanders, Netherlands Francis Williams, 1st US black college graduate, publishes poems First Unitarianism church service in England held by Theophilus Lindsey at the Essex Street Capel in London Sir Ralph Abercromby attacks San Juan, Puerto Rico, one of the largest invasions of Spanish territories in America

Event of Interest

1808 Bayonne Decree by Napoleon I of France orders seizure of US ships

Boxing Match That Went for 42 Rounds

1860 Champion of England Tom Sayers and American John Heenan fight out brutal 2 hour, 27 minute draw near Farnborough, England police stop fight acknowledged as first world title bout

    Indianola TX - "Star of West" taken by Confederacy Virginia secedes from the Union (US Civil War) Grierson's raid begins as Colonel Grierson and 1700 horse troopers set off from La Grange, Tennessee Battle of Plymouth, North Carolina Bread revolt in Savannah, Georgia Grant suspends prisoner-of-war exchanges

Assassination

1865 Mary Surratt is arrested as a conspirator in Abraham' Lincoln's assassination

    1st pro baseball games-Cincinnati Reds 24, Cin amateurs 15 Modern Snooker invented by Sir Neville Chamberlain, a bored British officer in Jabalpur, India 1st Sunday NL baseball game, Reds beat Cards 5-1 Treaty of Shimonoseki is signed ending the First Sino-Japanese War (1894-95) 3rd Boston Marathon won by Lawrence Brignolia in 2:54:38 7 high chiefs of American Samoa sign Instrument of Cession US Supreme Court judges maximum work day unconstitutional in Lochner v. New York by declaring the "right to free contract" implicit in the due process clause of the 14th Amendment of the Constitution 9th Boston Marathon won by Fred Lorz in 2:38:25.4 Ellis Island, New York records 11,745 immigrants

Boston Marathon

1911 15th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar in race record 2:21:39.6 first of 7 race victories

    1st unofficial gold record (Al Jolson's "Ragging The Baby To Sleep") 20th Boston Marathon won by Arthur Roth in 2:27:16.4 26th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar in race record 2:18:10 his 2nd race victory first of 3 consecutive wins Longest NL opening game, Phillies & Dodgers tie 5-5 in 14 Metro Pictures, Goldwyn Pictures & Louis B Mayer Co merged to form Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM)

Event of Interest

1925 NY Yankee Babe Ruth has ulcer surgery

    Paul Painlevé succeeds Edouard Herriot as French premier Japan's Wakarsoeki government falls, Baron Tanaka becomes premier Abkhazian ASSR forms in Georgian SSR DuPont scientist Elmer K. Bolton invents neoprene using Julius Nieuwland's divinyl acetylene

Event of Interest

1932 Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia ends slavery

    Chicago Bears win their 1st NFL Game beating NY Giants 23-21 37th Boston Marathon won by Leslie Pawson in 2:31:01.6 New Fenway Park opens, Washington Senators beat Red Sox 6-5 Provincial-National elections (Musserts NSB achieves 7.9%, 44 chairs)

Boxing Title Fight

1939 Joe Louis KOs Jack Roper in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

    SN Behrman's "No Time for Comedy" premieres in NYC 43rd Boston Marathon won by Ellison Brown in 2:28:51.8 his second victory in the event British troop land in Iraq US Office of Price Administration forms (handled rationing)

Event of Interest

1943 Marshal Admiral Yamamoto flies from Truk to Rabaul

    SS General Jürgen Stroop arrives in Warsaw 48th Boston Marathon won by Gerard Cote of Canada in 2:31:50.4 second straight victory 3rd of 4 titles 8th Air Force bombs Dresden German occupiers flood Wieringermeer, Netherlands

Event of Interest

    US troops land in central Mindanao, Philippines during Battle of Mindanao Syria declares independence from French administration

Event of Interest

1947 Jackie Robinson bunts for his 1st major league hit

Event of Interest

1948 Elpidio Quirino assumes the Presidency of the Philippines, taking his oath of office two days after the death of President Manuel Roxas

Event of Interest

1951 NY Yankee Mickey Mantle's 1st game, he goes 1 for 4

    Mickey Mantle hits a 565' (172 m) HR in Washington, D.C.'s Griffith Stadium Bulgaria premier Valko Chervenkov resigns Premium Savings Bonds introduced in Great Britain

Event of Interest

1958 Brussels World Fair opens in Belgium, with a model by chemist Rosalind Franklin who had died of cancer the day before

    American Samoa sets up a constitutional government Cleveland Indians trade Rocky Colavito to Tigers for Harvey Kuenn

Event of Interest

1961 1,400 Cuban exiles land in Bay of Pigs in a doomed attempt to overthrow Fidel Castro

Academy Awards

1961 33rd Academy Awards: "Apartment" wins best film, Burt Lancaster & Elizabeth Taylor win best actor, actress

Event of Interest

1961 Jimmy Stewart accepts an honorary Oscar on behalf of his friend Gary Cooper, who is too ill to attend

    Albert Hague and Marty Brill's musical "Cafe Crown", starring Theodore Bikel, opens at Martin Beck Theater, NYC runs for 3 performances 1st game at Shea Stadium, NY Mets lose to Pittsburgh Pirates, 4-3 Ford Mustang formally introduced ($2,368 base) Jerrie Mock becomes 1st woman to fly solo around the world 100th international soccer match between Netherlands and Belgium (3-1) Shortwave Radio NY Worldwide goes back on the air after a week off Surveyor 3 launched soft lands on Moon, April 20 71st Boston Marathon: Dave McKenzie of New Zealand wins in 2:15:45 American Bobbi Gibb 1st woman for 2nd straight year in 3:27:17 (unsanctioned) Italian boxer Nino Benvenuti beats American Emile Griffith in a 15 round points decision to win world middleweight crown at Madison Square Garden start of famous trilogy of fights between the pair "Fade Out-Fade In" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 72 performances A's 1st game in Oakland-Alameda Stadium, lose 4-1 to Baltimore Orioles

Event of Interest

1969 Alexander Dubček forced to resign as first secretary of Czechoslovakia's Communist Party


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