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Saturday April 17, 2021

April 17: Day of the Week

April 17, 2021 is the 107th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 258 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.

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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)

  • 1080
    King of Denmark Harald III dies and is succeeded by Canute IV, who would later be the first Dane to be canonized.
  • 1521
    Martin Luther speaks to the assembly at the Diet of Worms, refusing to recant his teachings.
  • 1555
    After 18 months of siege, Siena surrenders to the Florentine-Imperial army. The Republic of Siena is incorporated into the Grand Duchy of Tuscany.
  • 1797
    Citizens of Verona, Italy, begin an eight-day rebellion against the French occupying forces, which will end unsuccessfully.
  • 1912
    Russian troops open fire on striking goldfield workers in northeast Siberia, killing at least 150.
  • 1941
    World War II: The Kingdom of Yugoslavia surrenders to Germany.
  • 1969
    Sirhan Sirhan is convicted of assassinating Robert F. Kennedy.
  • 1975
    The Cambodian Civil War ends. The Khmer Rouge captures the capital Phnom Penh and Cambodian government forces surrender.
  • 1982
    Patriation of the Canadian constitution in Ottawa by Proclamation of Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada.
  • 1984
    Police Constable Yvonne Fletcher is killed by gunfire from the Libyan People’s Bureau in London during a small demonstration outside the embassy. Ten others are wounded. The events lead to an 11-day siege of the building.

Who were born on April 17?

  • 1598
    Giovanni Riccioli, Italian astronomer (d. 1671)
  • 1865
    Ursula Julia Ledochowska, Polish-Austrian Catholic saint (d. 1939)
  • 1947
    Linda Martin, Irish singer
  • 1964
    Lela Rochon, American actress
  • 1966
    Vikram, Indian actor
  • 1967
    Henry Ian Cusick, Peruvian-born Scottish actor
  • 1967
    Liz Phair, American musician/songwriter
  • 1977
    Frederik Magle, Danish composer, organist and pianist
  • 1979
    Siddharth Narayan, Indian actor
  • 1983
    Andrea Marcato, Italian rugby player

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