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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)

  • 1080
    King of Denmark Harald III dies and is succeeded by Canute IV, who would later be the first Dane to be canonized.
  • 1492
    Spain and Christopher Columbus sign the Capitulations of Santa Fe for his voyage to Asia to acquire spices.
  • 1524
    Giovanni da Verrazzano reaches New York harbor.
  • 1895
    The 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.
  • 1897
    The Aurora, Texas UFO incident
  • 1942
    French prisoner of war General Henri Giraud escapes from his castle prison in Festung Königstein.
  • 1944
    Forces 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.
  • 1949
    At midnight 26 Irish counties officially leave the British Commonwealth. A 21-gun salute on O'Connell Bridge, Dublin, ushers in the Republic of Ireland.
  • 1969
    Czechoslovakian Communist Party chairman Alexander Dubček is deposed.
  • 1969
    Sirhan Sirhan is convicted of assassinating Robert F. Kennedy.

Who were born on April 17?

  • 1573
    Maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria (d. 1651)
  • 1816
    Thomas Hazlehurst, English Methodist chapel builder (d. 1876)
  • 1865
    Ursula Julia Ledochowska, Polish-Austrian Catholic saint (d. 1939)
  • 1919
    Chavela Vargas, Costa Rican-Mexican singer
  • 1939
    Robert Miller, American art dealer (d. 2011)
  • 1972
    Muttiah Muralitharan, Sri Lankan cricketer
  • 1978
    Lindsay Hartley, American actress
  • 1978
    Loukas Louka, Greek-Cypriot footballer
  • 1982
    Lee Jun Ki, South Korean actor and model
  • 1983
    Roberto Jimenez, Peruvian football player

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