April 17 | On this Day

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2019 Nepal's first artificial satellite NepaliSat-1 was launched. Launch Day
2019 Sri Lanka's first artificial satellite Raavana 1 was launched. Launch Day
2014 Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez died. Death day
2007 Colombia's first artificial satellite Libertad-1 was launched. Launch Day
1997 Israeli politician Chaim Herzog died. Death day
1994 American neuropsychologist Roger Wolcott Sperry died. Death day
1993 Turkish politician Turgut Ozal died. Death day
1992 Chess grandmaster from Brazil, Yago Santiago was born. Birthday
1980 Chess grandmaster from Poland, Pawel Blehm was born. Birthday
1980 South Korean badminton player Lee Hyun il was born. Birthday
1976 Danish physiologist Henrik Dam died. Death day
1975 Indian politician Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan died. Death day
1972 Sri Lankan cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan was born. Birthday
1969 Chess grandmaster from Russia, Alexander Obukhov was born. Birthday
1968 Chess grandmaster from Indonesia, Ruben Gunawan was born. Birthday
1966 Chess grandmaster from Poland, Robert Kuczyński was born. Birthday
1966 Chess grandmaster from Russia, Sergei Shipov was born. Birthday
1966 Indian actor Vikram was born. Birthday
1965 Chess grandmaster from England, Peter Wells was born. Birthday
1964 Chess grandmaster from Israel, Alon Greenfeld was born. Birthday
1964 Astronaut from Russia, Andrei Borisenko was born. Birthday
1948 Japanese politician Kantaro Suzuki died. Death day
1946 German biologist Georges J. F. Kohler was born. Birthday
1946 Independence Day of Syria. National Holiday
1942 French physicist Jean Baptiste Perrin died. Death day
1936 Dutch politician Charles Ruijs de Beerenbrouck died. Death day
1918 American actor William Holden was born. Birthday
1910 Chess grandmaster from Lithuania, Vladas Mikėnas was born. Birthday
1900 Flag Day of American Samoa. National Holiday
1892 Canadian politician Alexander Mackenzie died. Death day
1843 American inventor Samuel Morey died. Death day
1790 American polymath Benjamin Franklin died. Death day
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