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Born April 17th
1885: Isak Dinesen (Karen Dinesen), Danish writer (Out of Africa).
1894: Nikita S. Khrushchev, Soviet premier (1958-64).
1897: Thornton Wilder, novelist and playwright (Our Town).
1923: Harry Reasoner, American broadcast journalist.
1928: Cynthia Ozick, writer (The Cannibal Galaxy, The Messiah of Stockholm).
April 17th
in history
1758: Frances Williams, the first African-American to graduate for a college in the western hemisphere, publishes a collection of Latin poems.
1808: Bayonne Decree by Napoleon I of France orders seizure of U.S. ships.
1824: Russia abandons all North American claims south of 54' 40'.
1861: Virginia become eighth state to secede from the Union.
1864: General Grant bans the trading of prisoners.