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Saturday April 17, 2021

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.

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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)

  • 69
    After the First Battle of Bedriacum, Vitellius becomes Roman Emperor.
  • 1492
    Spain and Christopher Columbus sign the Capitulations of Santa Fe for his voyage to Asia to acquire spices.
  • 1797
    Citizens of Verona, Italy, begin an eight-day rebellion against the French occupying forces, which will end unsuccessfully.
  • 1797
    Sir Ralph Abercromby attacks San Juan, Puerto Rico in what would be one of the largest invasions of the Spanish territories in America.
  • 1897
    The Aurora, Texas UFO incident
  • 1941
    World War II: The Kingdom of Yugoslavia surrenders to Germany.
  • 1951
    The Peak District becomes the United Kingdom’s first National Park.
  • 1961
    Bay 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.
  • 1975
    The Cambodian Civil War ends. The Khmer Rouge captures the capital Phnom Penh and Cambodian government forces surrender.
  • 1986
    The Three Hundred and Thirty Five Years’ War between the Netherlands and the Isles of Scilly ends.

Who were born on April 17?

  • 1905
    Louis Jean Heydt, American actor d. 1960
  • 1939
    Robert Miller, American art dealer (d. 2011)
  • 1954
    Michael Sembello, American musician
  • 1967
    Leslie Bega, American actress
  • 1972
    Jennifer Garner, American actress
  • 1975
    Gabriel Soto, Mexican actor
  • 1975
    Travis Roy, American hockey player
  • 1980
    Curtis Woodhouse, English footballer/boxer
  • 1990
    Jonathan Brown, Welsh footballer
  • 1996
    Dee Dee Davis, American actress

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