THIS DAY IN HISTORY 17/04


This Day in History 17/04
APRIL 17TH

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1839 – Guatemala forms republic

1875 – Snooker invented by Sir Neville Chamberlain

1946 – Syria declares independence from French administration

1964 – Jerrie Mock becomes 1st woman to fly solo around the world

1967 – Surveyor 3 launched; soft lands on Moon, April 20

1971 – Egypt, Libya & Syria form federation (FAR)

1971 – People’s Republic Bangladesh forms, under sheik Mujib ur-Rahman

1986 – IBM produces 1st megabit-chip

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1923 – Harry Reasoner, Dakota City Iowa, newscaster (60 Minutes, ABC, CBS)

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1959 – Sean Bean, English actor (The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, A Game of Thrones)

1972 – Jennifer Garner [Affleck], Houston, Texas. American actress (Sydney Bristow-Alias

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1974 – Victoria Beckham [Adams], Harlow, Essex, English singer (Posh Spice-Spice Girls)

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FAMOUS DEATHS

1790 – Benjamin Franklin, US, US Founding Father, inventor ambassador and writer (Poor Richards Almanac), dies at 84

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1998 – Linda McCartney, American-born photographer and wife of Paul McCartney (b. 1941)

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