So you want to have a drink but you aren't sure why? Here are some GREAT reasons to call your friends over and have a party.
April 17th - holidays
  • Christian Feast day: Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • Evacuation Day, celebrates the recognition of the independence of Syria from France in 1946. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • Flag Day (American Samoa) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • Women's Day (Gabon) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • World Hemophilia Day (International) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
April 17th - events
  • 1905 - The Supreme Court of the United States decides Lochner v. New York which holds that the "right to free contract" is implicit in the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! This event currently has 1 votes. Post this Event to Facebook
  • 2006 - Sami Hammad, a Palestinian suicide bomber, detonates an explosive device in Tel Aviv, killing eleven people and injuring 70. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1986 - The Three Hundred and Thirty Five Years' War between the Netherlands and the Isles of Scilly ends. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1984 - Police Constable Yvonne Fletcher is killed by gunfire from the Libyan People's Bureau in London during a small demonstration outside the embassy. Ten others are wounded. The events lead to an 11-day siege of the building. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1982 - Patriation of the Canadian constitution in Ottawa by Proclamation of Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1975 - The Cambodian Civil War ends. The Khmer Rouge captures the capital Phnom Penh and Cambodian government forces surrender. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1973 - German counter-terrorist unit GSG 9 founded. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1971 - The People's Republic of Bangladesh forms, under Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at Mujibnagor. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1971 - Sierra Leone becomes a republic. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1970 - Apollo program: The ill-fated Apollo 13 spacecraft returns to Earth safely. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1969 - Sirhan Sirhan is convicted of assassinating Robert F. Kennedy. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1969 - Czechoslovakian Communist Party chairman Alexander Dub?ek is deposed. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1964 - The Ford Motor Company unveils the Ford Mustang at the New York World's Fair. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1964 - Jerrie Mock becomes the first woman to circumnavigate the world by air. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1964 - Shea Stadium opens. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1961 - Bay of Pigs Invasion: A group of CIA financed and trained Cuban refugees lands at the Bay of Pigs in Cuba with the aim of ousting Fidel Castro. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1949 - At midnight 26 Irish counties officially leave the British Commonwealth. A 21-gun salute on O'Connell Bridge, Dublin, ushers in the Republic of Ireland. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1946 - Syria obtains its Independence from the French occupation. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1945 - Brazilian forces liberate the town of Montese, Italy, from German Nazi forces. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1942 - French prisoner of war General Henri Giraud escapes from his castle prison in Festung K÷nigstein. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1941 - World War II: The Kingdom of Yugoslavia surrenders to Germany. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1924 - Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios is formed by the merger of Metro Pictures, Goldwyn Pictures, and the Louis B. Mayer Company. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1907 - The Ellis Island immigration center processes 11,747 people, more than on any other day. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1895 - The Treaty of Shimonoseki between China and Japan is signed. This marks the end of the First Sino-Japanese War, and the defeated Qing Empire is forced to renounce its claims on Korea and to concede the southern portion of the Fengtien province, Taiwan and the Pescadores Islands to Japan. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1865 - Mary Surratt is arrested as a conspirator in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1864 - American Civil War: The Battle of Plymouth begins ľ Confederate forces attack Plymouth, North Carolina. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1861 - American Civil War: Virginia secedes from the United States. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1797 - Sir Ralph Abercromby attacks San Juan, Puerto Rico in what would be one of the largest invasions of the Spanish territories in America. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1555 - After 18 months of siege, Siena surrenders to the Florentine-Imperial army. The Republic of Siena is incorporated into the Grand Duchy of Tuscany. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1524 - Giovanni da Verrazzano reaches New York harbor. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1521 - Martin Luther speaks to the assembly at the Diet of Worms, refusing to recant his teachings. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1492 - Spain and Christopher Columbus sign the Capitulations of Santa Fe for his voyage to Asia to acquire spices. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1397 - Geoffrey Chaucer tells the Canterbury Tales for the first time at the court of Richard II. Chaucer scholars have also identified this date (in 1387) the start of the book's pilgrimage to Canterbury. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 69 - After the First Battle of Bedriacum, Vitellius becomes Roman Emperor. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
April 17th - births
  • 1996 - Dee Dee Davis, American actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1995 - Paulie Litt, American actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1990 - Jonathan Brown, Welsh footballer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1985 - Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, French tennis player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1984 - Jed Lowrie, American baseball player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1983 - Stanislav Chistov, Russian hockey player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1983 - Roberto Jimenez, Peruvian football player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1983 - Andrea Marcato, Italian rugby player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1982 - Lee Jun Ki, South Korean actor and model Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1982 - Brad Boyes, Canadian hockey player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1981 - Wayne Lydon, American baseball player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1981 - Hanna Pakarinen, Finnish singer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1981 - Ryan Raburn, American baseball player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1980 - Curtis Woodhouse, English footballer/boxer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1980 - Lee Hyun-il, South Korean badminton player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1980 - Nicholas D'Agosto, American television and film actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1979 - Eric Brewer, Canadian ice hockey player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1979 - Siddharth Narayan, Indian actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1978 - Lindsay Hartley, American actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1978 - Jason White, Scottish rugby player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1977 - Chad Hedrick, American speed skater Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1977 - Sizzla, Jamaican dancehall artist Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1977 - Phil Jamieson, Australian singer (Grinspoon) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1976 - Monet Mazur, American actress and musician Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1976 - Alex Nesic, American actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1976 - A?a Geislerovß, Czech actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1975 - Gabriel Soto, Mexican actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1975 - Travis Roy, American hockey player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1974 - Victoria Beckham, English singer (Spice Girls) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1974 - Mikael ┼kerfeldt, Swedish guitarist and singer (Opeth) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1973 - Brett Maher, Australian basketballer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1973 - Theo Ratliff, American basketball player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1973 - Kaih? Ry?ji, Japanese sumo wrestler Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1972 - Gary Bennett, American baseball player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1972 - Tony Boselli, American football player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1972 - Jennifer Garner, American actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1972 - Muttiah Muralitharan, Sri Lankan cricketer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1972 - Jarkko Wiss, Finnish Footballer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1972 - Terran Sandwith, Canadian ice hockey player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1972 - Claire Sweeney, English actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1970 - Redman, American rapper Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1968 - Prince Maurits of the Netherlands Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1967 - Timothy Gibbs, American actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1967 - Liz Phair, American musician/songwriter Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1967 - Leslie Bega, American actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1967 - Marquis Grissom, American baseball player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1967 - Henry Ian Cusick, Peruvian-born Scottish actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1967 - Kimberly Elise, American actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1966 - Vikram, Indian actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1965 - William Mapother, American actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1965 - Yoshiki Kuroda, Japanese urban planner Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1964 - Maynard James Keenan, American singer (Tool and A Perfect Circle) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1964 - Ken Daneyko, Canadian ice hockey player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1964 - Lela Rochon, American actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1963 - Joel Murray, American actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1961 - Boomer Esiason, American football player and commentator Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1961 - Frank J. Christensen, American labor leader Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1959 - Sean Bean, English actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1957 - Nick Hornby, English author Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1957 - Susan Roman, Canadian voice actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1955 - Pete Shelley, British musician Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1954 - Riccardo Patrese, Italian race car driver Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1954 - Rowdy Roddy Piper, Canadian professional wrestler Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1954 - Michael Sembello, American musician Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1954 - Lester Square, Canadian musician Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1952 - Äeljko Ra×natovi?, Serbian warlord (d. 2000) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1951 - Olivia Hussey, Argentine-born actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1951 - B÷rje Salming, Swedish ice hockey player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1950 - L. Scott Caldwell, American actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1950 - Bruce McNall, American former NHL team owner Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1948 - Jan Hammer, Czech composer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1947 - Linda Martin, Irish singer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1947 - Tsutomu Wakamatsu, Japanese baseball player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1942 - David Bradley, British actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1942 - Kenas Aroi, Nauruan politician Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1940 - John McCririck, English television horse racing pundit Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1940 - Anja Silja, German soprano Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1940 - Billy Fury, British singer (d. 1983) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1938 - Ben Barnes, American politician Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1938 - Kerry Wendell Thornley, co-founder of Discordianism Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1937 - Ferdinand PiŰch, Austrian-German automotive engineer and executive Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1934 - Don Kirshner, American composer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1930 - Chris Barber, British jazz band leader Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1929 - James Last, German band leader Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1929 - Peggy McKercher, 11th Chancellor of the University of Saskatchewan) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1928 - Cynthia Ozick, American writer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1926 - Gerry McNeil, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2004) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1925 - Erich G÷stl, German War Hero (d. 1990) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1923 - Lindsay Anderson, English film director (d. 1994) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1923 - Harry Reasoner, American journalist (d. 1991) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1923 - Solly Hemus, American baseball player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1919 - Gilles Lamontagne, French Canadian politician Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1919 - Chavela Vargas, Costa Rican-Mexican singer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1918 - William Holden, American actor (d. 1981) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1917 - Bill Clements, American politician Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1916 - Helenio Herrera, French footballer player and manager (d. 1997) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1915 - Joe Foss, United States Marine and politician (d. 2003) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1915 - Martin Clemens, Scottish guerilla fighter (d. 2009) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1915 - Sirimavo Bandaranaike, A Sri Lankan politician and the world's first female head of government (d. 2000) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1914 - George W. Davis, American art director (d. 1984) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1912 - Marta Eggerth, Hungarian-born actress and singer, naturalized citizen of the United States Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1911 - Lester Rodney, American journalist (d. 2009) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1910 - Ivan Goff, Australian screenwriter (d. 1999) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1909 - Alain Poher, French politician (d. 1996) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1906 - Sidney R. Garfield, American physician (d. 1984) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1905 - Arthur Lake, American actor (d. 1987) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1903 - Gregor Piatigorsky, Russian cellist (d. 1976) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1903 - Morgan Taylor, American athlete (d. 1975) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1902 - Jaime Torres Bodet, Mexican politician (d. 1974) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1897 - Thornton Wilder, American dramatist (d. 1975) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1896 - Se˝or Wences, Spanish ventriloquist (d. 1999) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1891 - George Adamski, Polish-American author and ufologist (d. 1965) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1890 - Art Acord, American actor and rodeo rider (d. 1931) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1885 - Karen Blixen (Isak Dinesen), Danish author (d. 1962) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1884 - Leo Frank, American victim of lynching (d. 1915) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1882 - Artur Schnabel, Polish pianist (d. 1951) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1878 - Emil Fuchs, German-born American attorney and baseball owner (d. 1961) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1877 - Matsudaira Tsuneo, Japanese diplomat (d. 1949) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1866 - Ernest Starling, British physiologist (d. 1927) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1865 - Ursula Julia Ledochowska, Polish-Austrian Catholic saint (d. 1939) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1863 - Augustus Edward Hough Love, English mathematician (d. 1940) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1849 - William R. Day, American diplomat and Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1923) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1842 - Maurice Rouvier, French statesman (d. 1911) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1837 - J. P. Morgan, American financier (d. 1913) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1833 - Jean-Baptiste Accolay, Belgian composer (d. 1900) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1820 - Alexander Joy Cartwright, Inventor of the Modern Game of Baseball (d. 1892) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1816 - Thomas Hazlehurst, English Methodist chapel builder (d. 1876) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1814 - Josif Pan?i?, Serbian botanist (d. 1888) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1798 - ╔tienne Bobillier, French mathematician (d. 1840) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1794 - Carl Friedrich Philipp von Martius, German botanist (d. 1868) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1750 - Franšois de NeufchÔteau, French statesman and intellectual figure (d. 1828) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1741 - Samuel Chase, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1811) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1734 - Taksin, King of Thailand (d. 1782) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1710 - Henry Erskine, 10th Earl of Buchan, British Freemason (d. 1767) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1622 - Henry Vaughan, Welsh poet (d. 1695) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1620 - Marguerite Bourgeoys, founder of the Congregation of Notre Dame (d. 1700) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1598 - Giovanni Riccioli, Italian astronomer (d. 1671) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1586 - John Ford, English dramatist Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1573 - Maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria (d. 1651) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1278 - Michael IX Palaeologus, co-ruling Eastern Roman Emperor (d. 1320) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook

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