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    History in 17th Apr

  • Bay of Pigs

    Cuban exiles land at the Playa Girón during the Bay of Pigs operation, an unsuccessful CIA-sponsored invasion of communist Cuba. The attack, planned by the Eisenhower Administration, was designed to incite a revolution against Fidel Castro's regime, which had openly embraced the Soviet Union. Administrative disagreements between the CIA and the Kennedy Administration, along with suspect military and political intelligence, condemned the operation. 

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  • JP Morgan born

    American entrepreneur and financier John Pierpont (J.P.) Morgan is born in Hartford, Connecticut. Morgan distinguished himself in finance, helped expand the growth of the railroad industry, and later helped create U.S. Steel by purchasing Andrew Carnegie's steel business. A noted art collector, Morgan helped support the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the American Museum of Natural History.

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