April 17: Day of the Week
April 17, 2020 is the 108th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 258 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.
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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.
- 1897The Aurora, Texas UFO incident
- 1912Russian troops open fire on striking goldfield workers in northeast Siberia, killing at least 150.
- 1941World War II: The Kingdom of Yugoslavia surrenders to Germany.
- 1942French prisoner of war General Henri Giraud escapes from his castle prison in Festung Königstein.
- 1946Syria obtains its Independence from the French occupation.
- 1964Jerrie Mock becomes the first woman to circumnavigate the world by air.
- 1986The Three Hundred and Thirty Five Years’ War between the Netherlands and the Isles of Scilly ends.
- 2006Sami Hammad, a Palestinian suicide bomber, detonates an explosive device in Tel Aviv, killing 11 people and injuring 70.
Who were born on April 17?
- 1586John Ford, English dramatist
- 1837J. P. Morgan, American financier (d. 1913)
- 1866Ernest Starling, British physiologist (d. 1927)
- 1884Leo Frank, American victim of lynching (d. 1915)
- 1947Tsutomu Wakamatsu, Japanese baseball player
- 1957Susan Roman, Canadian voice actress
- 1972Tony Boselli, American football player
- 1979Siddharth Narayan, Indian actor
- 1980Lee Hyun-il, South Korean badminton player
- 1983Roberto Jimenez, Peruvian football player
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