Dow Jones closes above 3,000 for 1st time (3,004.46) More Notable Events on April 17: 1991 Railroad workers go on strike in U.S.
1970 Apollo 13 returns back safely to Earth
1924 Metro Pictures, Goldwyn Pictures and Louis B. Mayer merged to form MGM
1905 U.S. Supreme Court judges maximum work day unconstitutional
1853 U.S. Marine Hospital at Presidio San Francisco forms