Today in History for 17th April 2022

Historical Events

1945 – 8th Air Force bombs Dresden
1987 – USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1991 – Railroad workers go on strike in US
2013 – 5 people are killed in Wana, Pakistan, by a United States drone attack
2017 – 1st living giant shipworm at 3 ft found in the Philippines, really a type of clam
2021 – Funeral of Prince Philip, consort to Queen Elizabeth II, held under COVID-19 restrictions at Windsor Palace, England

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Famous Birthdays

1904 – Naoomal Jeoomal, Indian cricketer (pioneer Indian Test opening batsman), born in Karachi, British India (d. 1980)
1912 – Isador Caplan, British lawyer and Aldeburgh Festival pioneer, born in Blackpool, England (d. 1995)
1926 – Arthur Hockaday, Director-General (Commonwealth War Graves Commission), born in Plymouth
1940 – Claire Bret├ęcher, French cartoonist (Les Frustr├ęs), born in Nantes, France (d. 2020)
1956 – Kaye Young, American WBL forward (NY Stars, NJ Stars), born in Bunn, North Carolina
1983 – Stanislav Chistov, Russian ice hockey player, born in Chelyabinsk, Russia

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Famous Deaths

1799 – Richard Jupp, English architect (East India House) (b. 1728)
1976 – Henrik Dam, Danish biochemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1895)
1997 – Chaim Herzog, 6th President of Israel (1983-93), dies at 78
2004 – Soundarya, Indian actress (b. 1971)
2004 – [Andrew] Bruce Boa, Canadian actor (The Empire Strikes Back), dies of cancer at 73
2018 – Barbara Bush, First Lady of the US (1989-93) and wife of George H. W. Bush, dies following long illness at 92

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