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Calendar for April 17th, 2014

1790s

  • Died 1790: Benjamin Franklin (American statesman)

  • 1810s

  • 1810: Lewis M. Norton patented a vat for forming pineapple-shape cheese

  • 1830s

  • Born 1837: John Pierpont Morgan (business tycoon)

  • 1850s

  • 1851: First Minot's Ledge Light in Massachusetts swept away during storm

  • 1890s

  • Born 1897: Thornton Wilder (author)

  • 1900s

  • 1908: Song "Hail, Hail, the Gang's All Here," was copyrighted

  • 1910s

  • Born 1918: William Holden (actor)

  • 1950s

  • Born 1951: Olivia Hussey (actress)

  • 1960s

  • Born 1961: "Boomer" Esiason (football player)

  • Born 1963: Joel Murray (actor)

  • 1964: Geraldine Mock completed solo flight around the world

  • 1967: Order of Canada, to honor outstanding contributions to society and country, instituted

  • 1970s

  • Born 1972: Jennifer Garner (actress)

  • 1990s

  • 1996: 6-lb. 10-oz. goldfish caught in Lake Hodges, California

  • Died 1998: Linda McCartney (photographer, singer, activist, & wife of Beatle Paul McCartney)

  • 1998: Spacelab's final mission, Neurolab, launched

  • 2000s

  • Died 2003: Dr. Robert C. Atkins (cardiologist who introduced the "Atkins Diet")


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