Today in History for 17th April 2021

Historical Events

1797 – Sir Ralph Abercromby attacks San Juan, Puerto Rico, one of the largest invasions of Spanish territories in America
1905 – 9th Boston Marathon won by Fred Lorz in 2:38:25.4
1964 – “Cafe Crown” opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 3 performances
1966 – 100th international soccer match between Netherlands and Belgium (3-1)
1970 – Paul McCartney’s 1st solo album “McCartney” is released
2019 – BeyoncĂ© releases a live album of her 2018 Coachella performance on the same day as her Netflix documentary “Homecoming”

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Famous Birthdays

1902 – Anton Beuving, Dutch lyricist (Ketelbinkie), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands d. 1977)
1918 – William Holden [Beedle], American actor (The Blue Knight, Sunset Boulevard, Sabrina, The Bridge on the River Kwai), born in O’Fallon, Illinois (d. 1981)
1931 – Joyce Molyneux, British chef and author
1948 – Jan Hammer, Czech-American composer (Escape from TV, Miami Vice), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
1966 – Vikram [Kennedy John Victor], Indian actor (I), born in Madras, Tamil Nadu
1988 – Takahiro Moriuchi, Japanese singer-songwriter and musician (One Ok Rock), born in Tokyo, Japan

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Famous Deaths

1427 – John IV, Duke of Brabant, dies at 23
1696 – Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, French writer (b. 1626)
1799 – Richard Jupp, English architect (East India House) (b. 1728)
1967 – Giorgio Cesana, Italian coxswain (Olympic gold 1906), dies at 75
1985 – Ilona Bodden, writer, dies
1989 – Charles Lampkin, dies

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