Historical Events for 17th April 2019

1534 – Sir Thomas More confined in the Tower of London
1824 – Russia abandons all North American claims south of 54° 40’N
1925 – NY Yankee Babe Ruth has ulcer surgery
1941 – US Office of Price Administration forms (handled rationing)
1956 – Willie Mosconi sinks 150 consecutive balls in a billiard tournament
1961 – 33rd Academy Awards: “Apartment” wins best film, Burt Lancaster and Elizabeth Taylor win best actor, actress
1961 – Jimmy Stewart accepts an honorary Oscar on behalf of his friend Gary Cooper, who is too ill to attend
1964 – “Cafe Crown” opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 3 performances
1978 – 82nd Boston Marathon: US double; Bill Rodgers wins his 2nd men’s title in 2:10:13; Gayle Barron women’s champion in 2:44:52
1979 – Four Royal Ulster Constabulary officers are killed by a Provisional Irish Republican Army van bomb in Bessbrook, County Armagh; the bomb is believed to be the largest PIRA bomb used up to that point

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