April 4: Day of the Week
April 4, 2017 is the 94th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 271 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
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Here’s the April calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Aries is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Diamond is the modern birthstone for this month. Opal is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
April 4 Historical Event(s)
- 1812U.S. President James Madison enacted a ninety-day embargo on trade with the United Kingdom.
- 1841William Henry Harrison dies of pneumonia becoming the first President of the United States to die in office and the one with the shortest term served.
- 1850The Great Fire of Cottenham, a large part of the Cambridgeshire village (England) is burnt to the ground under suspicious circumstances.
- 1905In India, the 1905 Kangra earthquake hits the Kangra valley, kills 20,000, and destroys most buildings in Kangra, Mcleodganj and Dharamshala
- 1944World War II: First bombardment of Bucharest by Anglo-American forces kills 3000 civilians.
- 1964The Beatles occupy the top five positions on the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart.
- 1976Prince Norodom Sihanouk resigns as leader of Cambodia and is placed under house arrest.
- 1979The 2nd Congress of the Communist Youth of Greece starts.
- 1984President Ronald Reagan calls for an international ban on chemical weapons.
- 1988Governor Evan Mecham of Arizona is convicted in his impeachment trial and removed from office.
Who were born on April 4?
- 1884Isoroku Yamamoto, Japanese naval commander (d. 1943)
- 1902Stanley G. Weinbaum, American science-fiction author (d. 1935)
- 1924Gil Hodges, American baseball player and manager (d. 1972)
- 1952Rosemarie Ackermann, German athlete
- 1966Nancy McKeon, American actor
- 1966Riduan Isamuddin, Indonesian terrorist
- 1977Adam Dutkiewicz, American guitarist and producer (Killswitch Engage)
- 1979Jessica Napier, New Zealand actress
- 1979Natasha Lyonne, American actress
- 1987Sarah Gadon, Canadian actress
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