April 17: Day of the Week
April 17, 2021 was the 107th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 258 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.
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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.
- 1492Spain and Christopher Columbus sign the Capitulations of Santa Fe for his voyage to Asia to acquire spices.
- 1797Citizens of Verona, Italy, begin an eight-day rebellion against the French occupying forces, which will end unsuccessfully.
- 1797Sir Ralph Abercromby attacks San Juan, Puerto Rico in what would be one of the largest invasions of the Spanish territories in America.
- 1897The Aurora, Texas UFO incident
- 1941World War II: The Kingdom of Yugoslavia surrenders to Germany.
- 1951The Peak District becomes the United Kingdom’s first National Park.
- 1961Bay of Pigs Invasion: A group of CIA financed and trained Cuban exiles lands at the Bay of Pigs in Cuba with the aim of ousting Fidel Castro.
- 1975The Cambodian Civil War ends. The Khmer Rouge captures the capital Phnom Penh and Cambodian government forces surrender.
- 1986The Three Hundred and Thirty Five Years’ War between the Netherlands and the Isles of Scilly ends.
Who were born on April 17?
- 1905Louis Jean Heydt, American actor d. 1960
- 1939Robert Miller, American art dealer (d. 2011)
- 1954Michael Sembello, American musician
- 1967Leslie Bega, American actress
- 1972Jennifer Garner, American actress
- 1975Gabriel Soto, Mexican actor
- 1975Travis Roy, American hockey player
- 1980Curtis Woodhouse, English footballer/boxer
- 1990Jonathan Brown, Welsh footballer
- 1996Dee Dee Davis, American actress
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