April 4: Day of the Week
April 4, 2017 was the 94th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 271 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.
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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.
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April 4 Historical Event(s)
- 1859Bryant’s Minstrels debut “Dixie” in New York City in the finale of a blackface minstrel show.
- 1866Alexander II of Russia narrowly escapes an assassination attempt in the city of Kiev.
- 1905In India, the 1905 Kangra earthquake hits the Kangra valley, kills 20,000, and destroys most buildings in Kangra, Mcleodganj and Dharamshala
- 1945World War II: American troops liberate Ohrdruf forced labor camp in Germany.
- 1945World War II: Soviet Army takes control of Hungary.
- 1949Twelve nations sign the North Atlantic Treaty creating the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
- 1975Microsoft is founded as a partnership between Bill Gates and Paul Allen in Albuquerque, New Mexico
- 1979President Zulfikar Ali Bhutto of Pakistan is executed.
- 1991Senator John Heinz of Pennsylvania and six others are killed when a helicopter collides with their plane over an elementary school in Merion, Pennsylvania.
- 2002The Angolan government and UNITA rebels sign a peace treaty ending the Angolan Civil War.
Who were born on April 4?
- 1858Remy de Gourmont, French poet (d. 1915)
- 1939JoAnne Carner, American golfer
- 1940Sharon Sheeley, American songwriter (d. 2002)
- 1946Katsuaki Sato, Japanese martial artist
- 1951Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia
- 1954Julie Carmen, American Actress
- 1964Dr. Chud, American musician (Misfits, Dr. Chud’s X-Ward)
- 1975Thobias Fredriksson, Swedish cross-country skier
- 1978Sam Moran, Australian entertainer
- 1983Angelle Tymon, American journalist and TV game-show host
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