About April 17

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

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Aries is the sun 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.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 290 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On April 17

  • 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
    Citizens of Verona, Italy, begin an eight-day rebellion against the French occupying forces, which will end unsuccessfully.
  • 1797
    Sir Ralph Abercromby attacks San Juan, Puerto Rico in what would be one of the largest invasions of the Spanish territories in America.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: The Battle of Plymouth begins – Confederate forces attack Plymouth, North Carolina.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1945
    Brazilian forces liberate the town of Montese, Italy, from German Nazi forces.
  • 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.
  • 1951
    The Peak District becomes the United Kingdom’s first National Park.
  • 1961
    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.
  • 1964
    Jerrie Mock becomes the first woman to circumnavigate the world by air.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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