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Wednesday April 17, 2019

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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.

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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.
  • 1397
    Geoffrey 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.
  • 1521
    Martin Luther speaks to the assembly at the Diet of Worms, refusing to recant his teachings.
  • 1797
    Sir Ralph Abercromby attacks San Juan, Puerto Rico in what would be one of the largest invasions of the Spanish territories in America.
  • 1905
    The Supreme Court of the United States decides Lochner v. New York which holds that the “right to free contract” is implicit in the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution.
  • 1907
    The Ellis Island immigration center processes 11,747 people, more than on any other day.
  • 1941
    World War II: The Kingdom of Yugoslavia surrenders to Germany.
  • 1942
    French prisoner of war General Henri Giraud escapes from his castle prison in Festung Königstein.
  • 1970
    Apollo program: The ill-fated Apollo 13 spacecraft returns to Earth safely.
  • 1971
    The People’s Republic of Bangladesh forms, under Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at Mujibnagor.

Who were born on April 17?

  • 1598
    Giovanni Riccioli, Italian astronomer (d. 1671)
  • 1756
    Dheeran Chinnamalai, Indian Freedom Fighter, Tamil Revolutionist (d. 1805)
  • 1878
    Emil Fuchs, German-born American attorney and baseball owner (d. 1961)
  • 1882
    Artur Schnabel, Polish pianist (d. 1951)
  • 1926
    Gerry McNeil, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2004)
  • 1939
    Robert Miller, American art dealer (d. 2011)
  • 1948
    Jan Hammer, Czech composer
  • 1951
    Olivia Hussey, Argentine-born actress
  • 1964
    Lela Rochon, American actress
  • 1973
    Kaihō Ryōji, Japanese sumo wrestler

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