April 17

This Day in History

1986

Longest War With Fewest Casualties

With the signing of a peace treaty on this day in 1986, the Three Hundred and Thirty-Five Years’ War between the Netherlands and the Isles of Scilly came to an end. It was the longest war with the … (more...)

1961

Bay of Pigs Invasion

An army of 1,400 anti-Castro Cuban exiles who have been secretly recruited, trained, and funded by the United States invade their homeland at Bahía de Cochinos--the "Bay of Pigs." U.S. President John … (more...)