April 17, 2024 is the 108th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 258 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.
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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.
April 17 Historical Event(s)
Spain and Christopher Columbus sign the Capitulations of Santa Fe for his voyage to Asia to acquire spices.
After 18 months of siege, Siena surrenders to the Florentine-Imperial army. The Republic of Siena is incorporated into the Grand Duchy of Tuscany.
Sir Ralph Abercromby attacks San Juan, Puerto Rico in what would be one of the largest invasions of the Spanish territories in America.
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.
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.
Russian troops open fire on striking goldfield workers in northeast Siberia, killing at least 150.
Syria obtains its Independence from the French occupation.
Bay of Pigs Invasion: A group of CIA financed and trained Cuban exiles lands at the Bay of Pigs in Cuba with the aim of ousting Fidel Castro.
Jerrie Mock becomes the first woman to circumnavigate the world by air.
Czechoslovakian Communist Party chairman Alexander Dubček is deposed.
Who were born on April 17?
Cap Anson, American Baseball Hall of Famer
Matsudaira Tsuneo, Japanese diplomat (d. 1949)
Señor Wences, Spanish ventriloquist (d. 1999)
Alain Poher, French politician (d. 1996)
John McCririck, English television horse racing pundit
Olivia Hussey, Argentine-born actress
Pete Shelley, British musician
Gary Bennett, American baseball player
Jarkko Wiss, Finnish Footballer
Nari Yang Kim, South Korean diplomat
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