Today In History: Jet Airways plane took its last flight. After this the company’s services were closed indefinitely.
New Delhi | The major events of April 17 in India and world history are as follows:-
1524 – Giovanni Verrazano discovers New York Bay.
1875 – Sir Neville Chamberlin invented snooker.
1895 – The Treaty of Shimonoseki is signed between Japan and China.
1899 – Calcutta (now Kolkata) gets hydroelectric power.
1941 – Yugoslavia surrenders to Germany during World War II.
1946 – Syria gains independence from France.
1971 – Egypt, Libya and Syria join together to form the United Arab State.
1975 – Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, the second President of India, died.
1977 – Swatantra Party merged with Janata Party.
1982 – Canada adopts a constitution.
1983 – India launched the SLV-3 rocket.
1993 – Spacecraft STS-56 Discovery returns to Earth.
2003 – India-UK Parliamentary Forum formed after 55 years.
2006 – Chad withdraws from African Union peace talks over Sudan’s attitude.
South Korea got the host for the 2007-2014 Asiad.
2008 – Four important agreements were signed between India and Brazil.
2014 – The famous Colombian novelist Gabriele García Márquez dies.
2019 – Jet Airways plane made its last flight. After this the company’s services were closed indefinitely.