April 17: Day of the Week
April 17, 2022 was the 107th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 258 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.
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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.
- 1397Geoffrey Chaucer tells the Canterbury Tales for the first time at the court of Richard II. Chaucer scholars have also identified this date (in 1387) the start of the book’s pilgrimage to Canterbury.
- 1521Martin Luther speaks to the assembly at the Diet of Worms, refusing to recant his teachings.
- 1555After 18 months of siege, Siena surrenders to the Florentine-Imperial army. The Republic of Siena is incorporated into the Grand Duchy of Tuscany.
- 1797Citizens of Verona, Italy, begin an eight-day rebellion against the French occupying forces, which will end unsuccessfully.
- 1895The Treaty of Shimonoseki between China and Japan is signed. This marks the end of the First Sino-Japanese War, and the defeated Qing Empire is forced to renounce its claims on Korea and to concede the southern portion of the Fengtien province, Taiwan and the Pescadores Islands to Japan.
- 1897The Aurora, Texas UFO incident
- 1941World War II: The Kingdom of Yugoslavia surrenders to Germany.
- 1982Patriation of the Canadian constitution in Ottawa by Proclamation of Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada.
Who were born on April 17?
- 1798Étienne Bobillier, French mathematician (d. 1840)
- 1865Ursula Julia Ledochowska, Polish-Austrian Catholic saint (d. 1939)
- 1910Ivan Goff, Australian screenwriter (d. 1999)
- 1911Lester Rodney, American journalist (d. 2009)
- 1912Marta Eggerth, Hungarian-born actress and singer, naturalized citizen of the United States
- 1964Maynard James Keenan, American singer (Tool and A Perfect Circle)
- 1967Timothy Gibbs, American actor
- 1976Alex Nesic, American actor
- 1978Lindsay Hartley, American actress
- 1980Nicholas D'Agosto, American television and film actor
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