April 17: Day of the Week
April 17, 2019 was the 107th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 258 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.
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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 17 Historical Event(s)
- 69After the First Battle of Bedriacum, Vitellius becomes Roman Emperor.
- 1080King of Denmark Harald III dies and is succeeded by Canute IV, who would later be the first Dane to be canonized.
- 1864American Civil War: The Battle of Plymouth begins – Confederate forces attack Plymouth, North Carolina.
- 1907The Ellis Island immigration center processes 11,747 people, more than on any other day.
- 1944Forces of the Communist-controlled Greek People’s Liberation Army attack the smaller National and Social Liberation resistance group, which surrenders. Its leader Dimitrios Psarros is murdered.
- 1951The Peak District becomes the United Kingdom’s first National Park.
- 1969Czechoslovakian Communist Party chairman Alexander Dubček is deposed.
- 1969Sirhan Sirhan is convicted of assassinating Robert F. Kennedy.
- 1970Apollo program: The ill-fated Apollo 13 spacecraft returns to Earth safely.
- 1971The People’s Republic of Bangladesh forms, under Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at Mujibnagor.
Who were born on April 17?
- 1794Carl Friedrich Philipp von Martius, German botanist (d. 1868)
- 1816Thomas Hazlehurst, English Methodist chapel builder (d. 1876)
- 1882Artur Schnabel, Polish pianist (d. 1951)
- 1948Jan Hammer, Czech composer
- 1972Yuichi Nishimura, Japan referee football player
- 1974Victoria Beckham, English singer (Spice Girls)
- 1977Phil Jamieson, Australian singer (Grinspoon)
- 1982Brad Boyes, Canadian hockey player
- 1985Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, French tennis player
- 1990Jonathan Brown, Welsh footballer
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