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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.
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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.
- 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.
- 1912Russian troops open fire on striking goldfield workers in northeast Siberia, killing at least 150.
- 1942French prisoner of war General Henri Giraud escapes from his castle prison in Festung Königstein.
- 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.
- 1969Czechoslovakian Communist Party chairman Alexander Dubček is deposed.
- 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.
- 1982Patriation of the Canadian constitution in Ottawa by Proclamation of Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada.
- 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?
- 1798Étienne Bobillier, French mathematician (d. 1840)
- 1905Arthur Lake, American actor (d. 1987)
- 1911Lester Rodney, American journalist (d. 2009)
- 1916Helenio Herrera, French footballer player and manager (d. 1997)
- 1940John McCririck, English television horse racing pundit
- 1954Riccardo Patrese, Italian race car driver
- 1961Boomer Esiason, American football player and commentator
- 1967Kimberly Elise, American actress
- 1977Sizzla, Jamaican dancehall artist
- 1983Roberto Jimenez, Peruvian football player
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