Friday, April 16, 2021

History Of 17 April | On This Day In World

History Of 17 April | On This Day In World

In the history of the World, some other important events recorded on the date of 17 April are as follows: -

➧ 1799: The siege of Srirangapatnam begins. It ended with the death of Tipu Sultan on 4 May.

➧ 1908: Radhanath Rai, the leading poet of Oriya language and literature, passed away.

➧ 1941: Yugoslavia surrendered to Germany during World War II.

➧ 1946: India's social reformer V. S. Srinivasa Sastri passed away.

➧ 1946: Syria declares independence from France.

➧ 1947: Muttiah Muralitharan, Sri Lanka's greatest player, was born.

➧ 1961: Billiards and Snooker Geet Sethi was born to India.

➧ 1971: Egypt, Libya and Syria together form the Union to form the United Arab State.

➧ 1975: Second President of India S. K. Radhakrishnan died.

➧ 1977: Swatantra Party merged with Janata Party.

➧ 1982: Canada adopted the constitution.

➧ 1982: US conducts nuclear test at Nevada test site.

➧ 1983: SLV-3 rocket placed second Rohini satellite in close orbit of Earth.

➧ 1986: Peace is restored, announcing the end of the war situation between the Netherlands and Sicily.

➧ 1993: The spacecraft STS-56 Discovery returns to Earth.

➧ 2003: The Indo-UK Parliamentary Forum is formed after nearly 55 years.

➧ 2005: Vishnu Kant Shastri, a politician and litterateur who was governor of Uttar Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh, passed away.

➧ 2009: Former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark becomes the Administrator of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the first woman to lead the organization.

➧ 2015: James Anderson becomes the highest wicket-taker in England Test cricket history.

➧ 2020: WHO warns that Africa could be the next epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic, which could cause more than 3,00,000 deaths, pushing 30 million people into poverty. About 1000 deaths and 19,000 cases were reported in Africa.

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