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Sunday April 17, 2022

April 17: Day of the Week

April 17, 2022 was the 107th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 258 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.

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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.
  • 1080
    King of Denmark Harald III dies and is succeeded by Canute IV, who would later be the first Dane to be canonized.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 1941
    World War II: The Kingdom of Yugoslavia surrenders to Germany.
  • 1982
    Patriation of the Canadian constitution in Ottawa by Proclamation of Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada.

Who were born on April 17?

  • 1798
    Étienne Bobillier, French mathematician (d. 1840)
  • 1865
    Ursula Julia Ledochowska, Polish-Austrian Catholic saint (d. 1939)
  • 1910
    Ivan Goff, Australian screenwriter (d. 1999)
  • 1911
    Lester Rodney, American journalist (d. 2009)
  • 1912
    Marta Eggerth, Hungarian-born actress and singer, naturalized citizen of the United States
  • 1964
    Maynard James Keenan, American singer (Tool and A Perfect Circle)
  • 1967
    Timothy Gibbs, American actor
  • 1976
    Alex Nesic, American actor
  • 1978
    Lindsay Hartley, American actress
  • 1980
    Nicholas D'Agosto, American television and film actor

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