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 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.
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.
- 1945World War II: American troops liberate Ohrdruf forced labor camp in Germany.
- 1958The CND Peace Symbol displayed in public for the first time in London.
- 1979President Zulfikar Ali Bhutto of Pakistan is executed.
- 1979The 2nd Congress of the Communist Youth of Greece starts.
- 1984President Ronald Reagan calls for an international ban on chemical weapons.
- 1994Marc Andreessen and Jim Clark found Netscape Communications Corporation under the name “Mosaic Communications Corporation”.
- 2002The Angolan government and UNITA rebels sign a peace treaty ending the Angolan Civil War.
Who were born on April 4?
- 1897Dina Manfredini, Italian supercentenarian living in the United States currently. She is the 2nd oldest living person in the world.
- 1932Anthony Perkins, American actor (d. 1992)
- 1952Gary Moore, Northern Irish guitarist (Thin Lizzy) (d. 2011)
- 1953Robert Bertrand, Canadian politician
- 1960Jane Eaglin, English soprano
- 1964Branco, Brazilian footballer and coach
- 1968Jesús Rollán, Spanish water polo player (d. 2006)
- 1972Lisa Ray, Canadian actress
- 1988Frank Fielding, English footballer
- 1992Christina Metaxa, Cypriot singer
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