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Top 10 April 17 facts that will blow your mind.

  1. Pitch is a viscous liquid which flows extremely slowly. In an experiment started in 1930, only 9 drops have dripped; the latest being April 17, 2014

  2. In April 2003 the 82nd Airborne Division fired into a crowd of Iraqi civilians who were protesting their presence at a school within the city of Fallujah, killing 17 unarmed Iraqis.

  3. Morelos became the twenty-seventh state in the United Mexican States on April 17, 1869. The region of Morelos was part of the state of Mexico until the French were expelled in 1867.

  4. On 17 April 1984, Yvonne Fletcher, a Metropolitan Police officer was killed by a shooter at the Libyan Embassy in London on the orders of Gaddafi. Gaddafi ordered the shooter to open fire on the protestors outside the embassy. This then severed diplomatic ties between the two countries.

  5. On April 7, 1966, the US government recovered a hydrogen bomb off the coast of Spain that had been lost on January 17, 1966 in a plane accident where a B-52 bomber crashed into a KC-135 jet tanker. The Pentagon admits to at least 12 incidents like this one.

  6. Jackie Mitchell, a 17-year-old female southpaw who pitched against the New York Yankees on April 2, 1931. The first batter she faced was Ruth, followed by Lou Gehrig, the deadliest hitting duo in baseball history. Mitchell struck them both out.

  7. On the morning of April 16, 2013 a team of gunmen opened fire using sniper rifles and .30 caliber rounds on the Metcalf Transmission Substation in San Jose CA, severely damaging 17 transformers. The attack resulted in over $15 million worth of damage.

  8. The hearings were covered live by the ABC and now defunct DuMont television networks for the full thirty-six days from April 22 to June 17. More than eighty million people watched at least part of the hearings, making it one of the major American television events of the 1950s.

  9. In a customary exchange of gifts, Justice Kennedy gave the communist Chinese Vice Premier a Supreme Court facts calendar. He then had the interpreter read the fact listed on the VP's birthday: "April 17, Supreme Court decides US v. Dennis, affirming prison terms for five communist leaders."

  10. Mary Surratt was arrested on April 17, 1865.

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After the first six states of Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Texas seceded in the last month of 1860 and the first two months of 1861, it would not be until April 17 when Virginia would secede, which led to the remaining states to quickly follow suit.

The longest game of dodgeball was played in April 2012 at Castleton State College in Vermont. The game lasted for 41 hours, 3 minutes, and 17 seconds.

The worst recorded traffic jam in Britain was on the M6 from the Preston Bypass to Carnforth, Lancashire on April 17, 1987; it involved 50,000 vehicles and about 200,000 people, all at a complete standstill.

The Düsseldorf Airport Fire of April 1996 killed 17, is still the worst structural fire to have occurred in any commercial airport building and required 1,000 firefighters to extinguish the blaze.

Surveyor 3, the 2nd U.S. spacecraft to make a soft landing on the Moon (Surveyor 2 crash landed) launched this day April 17, 1967. It was to send more than 6,300 pictures back to Earth.

Warner Brothers (Apr. 4, 1923), Walt Disney Company (Oct. 6, 1923), Columbia Pictures (Jan. 10, 1924) and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (April 17, 1924), were all founded in just over a year.

In the April 1967 Oak Lawn, Illinois tornado outbreak, 33 people perished and over 1000 seriously were injuried as a result of this massive and deadly F4 twister. This tornado part of a series of 17 confirmed tornado touchdowns that afternoon in Northern Illinois.

It has been 17 hours since /u/h3lblad3 volunteered to make a thread about Sean Hannity not being waterboarded. Hannity, on 22 April 2009, promised to waterboard himself for charity and has not followed through.

On April 15th, 1856, 17 people were killed and another 29 were wounded after a dispute caused by a drunk man named Jack Oliver attempting to buy a slice of watermelon. The fight is now referred to as "The Watermelon War."

Jesus was most likely born on April 17, and December 25 instead most likely marks the arrival of the the three wise Magi who were following Jupiter in the night sky to find him

Pitch is a viscous liquid which flows extremely slowly. In an experiment started in 1930, only 9 drops have dripped; the latest being April 17, 2014

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In April 2003 The 82nd airborne division fired into a crowd of Iraqi civilians who were protesting their presence at a school within the city of Fallujah, killing 17 unarmed Iragis.

On 17 April 1955, Einstein experienced internal bleeding caused by the rupture of an abdominal aortic aneurysm. He refused surgery, saying, "I want to go when I want. It is tasteless to prolong life artificially. I have done my share; it is time to go. I will do it elegantly."

Despite the amount of uproar it has caused, the Affordable Care Act did not have majority approval until April 17, 2017 and both parties were in agreement that it needed a major overhaul

The Unknown Child", a victim of the Titanic sinking, was an unidentified 19-month old toddler when his body was recovered in April 17, 1912. It wasn't until 2007 that improved DNA testing in 2007 later identified the boy as Sidney Leslie Goodwin.

SS Dumaru was a steam ship launched on April 17, 1918, in Portland, Oregon. Drifted for approximately three weeks across the Pacific Ocean to the Philippine Islands and quickly exhausted its fresh water supply, and forced to cannibalism

Charlotte Brown refused a conductor’s demand that she give up her seat on a streetcar because “colored persons were not allowed to ride.” This was on April 17, 1863, nearly a hundred years before Rosa Parks challenged streetcar segregation in Montgomery in 1954.

Charlotte Brown refused to give up her seat on a streetcar because “colored persons were not allowed to ride.” This was on April 17, 1863, nearly a hundred years before Rosa Parks challenged public streetcar segregation in Montgomery, Alabama in 1954.

On April 15, 2015, EA announced that on July 14, 2015 they would be closing Need for Speed: World and turning off services for the game. On June 17, 2017 the game was brought back online and it can be played nowadays (2019) by downloading a launcher modified by a group of fans of the game.

Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands, welcomed Russian President Vladimir Putin with rainbow (gay) flags & protests during his visit to the Dutch capital in April 2014. Several months later, in July, a plane full of Dutch people (MH 17) was shot down over Ukraine.

Starting the day after Easter, the state of Arkansas is scheduled to execute eight men in 11 days. Two men will die each day on April 17, 20, 24 and 27.