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Other Notable Events for April 17

On this date in history:

In 1421, the sea broke the dikes at Dort, Holland, drowning an estimated 100,000 people.

In 1521, Martin Luther was excommunicated from the Roman Catholic Church after refusing to admit to charges of ...

Notable Birthdays for April 17

Those born on this date include:

- American industrialist and financier J.P. Morgan in 1837
- baseball Hall of Fame member Cap Anson in 1852
- Danish author Karen Blixen (Out of Africa), who wrote under the name Isak Dinesen,...

Astronomy

Today is Thursday, April 17, the 107th day of 2014 with 258 to follow.

The moon is waning. The morning stars are Mercury, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus. The evening stars are Jupiter and Mars.

A thought for the day

A thought for the day: Each one of us has a fire in our heart for something. It's our goal in life to find it and keep it lit. -- Mary Lou Retton