Nikita Khrushchev Born, Landing at Bay of Pigs, Khmer Rouge Wins

On This Progressive Day: April 17
A group of CIA financed and trained Cuban refugees lands at the Bay of Pigs in Cuba with the aim of ousting Fidel Castro (1961)

The People's Republic of Bangladesh forms, under Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at Mujibnagor (1971)

The Khmer Rouge captures the capital Phnom Penh and Cambodian government forces surrender (1975)

Sami Hammad, a Palestinian suicide bomber, detonates an explosive device in Tel Aviv, killing 11 people and injuring 70 (2006)

Due to air travel disruption across Europe after the eruption of Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull volcano, the White House cancels plans for President B. Hussein Obama to attend the funeral of Polish president Lech Kaczyński (2010)

b: Nikita Khrushchev (1894), Harry Reasoner (1923); d: Manuel Dimech (1921), Lucreţiu Pătrăşcanu (1954)

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