All About April 17th
Holidays, Horoscope and History
Hello, welcome to Time for the Holidays! Today we will discuss the history behind the daily holidays and observances, Aries’ horoscope traits, historical events and lots of other fun trivia! If it’s your birthday tell us below in the comments so we can wish you a Happy Birthday!
April 17th Holidays
Yep it is blah blah blah day, so go fly a kite you big cheese ball!
- Bat Appreciation Day
Bat Conservation International (BCI) started International Bat Appreciation Day. The BCI mission is to conserve the world’s bats and their ecosystems to ensure a healthy planet. April is also the best time of the year to observe bats, as they are now beginning to emerge from hibernation.
- Blah, Blah, Blah Day
This is another holiday created by Ruth and Thomas Roy from Wellcat.com in 2006. Blah Blah Blah Day aims to appreciate the pleasure of casual conversation. Wellcat created the holiday with the intent to do all those things that other people have been nagging you about.
- Ellis Island Family History Day
Each year on April 17th, National Ellis Island Family History Day encourages families to explore their ancestry and discover family who immigrated through Ellis Island. From 1892 to 1924, Ellis Island served as the busiest inspection station for millions of immigrants to the United States.
- International Ford Mustang Day
The Ford Mustang was first introduced to the world in April of 1964. There was over 400,000 sales in the first year. So today we celebrate the Ford Mustang!
- International Haiku Poetry Day
April 17 is the day the whole world honors haiku. Registered by Sari Grandstaff in 2007 and initiated as a project of The Haiku Foundation in 2012, International Haiku Poetry Day occurs in the heart of the United States’ celebration of National Poetry Month. The Haiku Foundation encourages public events, including readings, exhibitions and competitions. Visit thehaikufoundation.org.
- Malbec World Day
Malbec World Day is an annual observance celebrated on April 17, to commemorate the day on which President Domingo Faustino Sarmiento of Argentina officially made it his mission to transform Argentina’s wine industry. Visit www.malbecworldday.com.
- National Cheeseball Day
Every party should have a cheeseball, and we are not talking about a person. Here is an easy recipe for you for the Classic Cheeseball.
- National Kickball Day
National Kickball Day is celebrated on April 17 of every year since 2015. Kickball is also known as soccer baseball in most of Canada. It is like baseball but you kick a rubber ball instead of hitting a smaller ball with a bat.
- Nothing Like a Dame Day
Nothing Like A Dame Day is celebrated on April 17 of every year. A dame can mean many things from a classy theatre gal to a older married woman to a female ruler. I guess you could say, just celebrate women today.
- World Hemophilia Day
World Hemophilia Day is about bringing the global bleeding disorders community together. www.wfh.org/en/events/world-hemophilia-day
April 17th Zodiac Sign
Zodiac Sign for April 17th is Aries
- If you were born today on April 17th then you are an Aries.
- your personality is defined by your fun loving, optimistic and generous nature.
- You love new experiences
- Time period: March 20 – April 20
- Element: Fire
- Ruling planet: Mars
- Symbol: Ram
- Zodiac quality: Cardinal
- Birthstones: Topaz, Heliotrope, Sapphire, Jasper, Aquamarine, Diamond
- Famous Aries: Lady Gaga, Hugh Hefner, Jackie Chan, Leonard Da Vinci
April 17th Trivia
Historical facts, trivia, celebrity birthdays and other fun facts about April 17th
- 1492 – Spain and Christopher Columbus sign the Capitulations of Santa Fe for his voyage to Asia to acquire spices.
- 1837 – J. P. Morgan, American financier was born in Hartford, CT.
- 1864 – American Civil War: The Battle of Plymouth begins.
- 1814 – The #1 movie was, “The Squaw Man.”
- 1935 – The #1 movie was, “Imitation of Life,” starring Fredi Washington.
- 1945 – World War II: Montese, Italy, is liberated from Nazi forces.
- 1951 – An England Submarine was lost and the crew of submarine “Affray” feared dead after going missing off the south coast of England. Two months later, the Affray was found in 300 ft of water 46 miles south of Portland.
- 1955 – The #1 movie was, “A Man Called Peter.”
- 1964 – The Ford Motor Co. unveiled its new Mustang model at the New York World’s Fair on This Day 1964.
- 1967 – The #1 movie was, “Thoroughly Modern Millie.”
- 1969 – The assassin of Robert Kennedy Sirhan B. Sirhan was found guilty of first degree murder for assassinating Senator Robert F. Kennedy.
- 1969 – Bernadette Devlin, becomes Britain’s youngest ever female MP.
- 1970 – The #1 song on the Hot Country Songs Billboard was, “Tennessee Bird Walk,” by Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan.
- 1972 – Jennifer Garner, American actress is born in Houston, TX.
- 1974 – Victoria Beckham, English singer and fashion designer is born in Harlow, United Kingdom.
- 1976 – The #1 movie was, “Bad News Bears.”
- 1982 – The #1 song on the Hot 100 Billboard was, “I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll,” by Joan Jett & the Blackhearts.
- 1985 – The US Government has announced a campaign to increase awareness of Organ Donation hoping to make the donation of organs as widespread as the donating of blood.
- 1988 – The #1 movie was, “Beetlejuice,” starring Michael Keaton.
- 1993 – Justice is served when the two former police officers are convicted by a federal jury in Los Angeles of violating the civil rights of beaten motorist Rodney King.
- 1994 – The #1 song on the Radio Songs Billboard was, “Sign,” by Ace of Base.
- 1998 – Linda McCartney, American photographer, activist, and musician dies.
- 2007 – The Children of Húrin by J.R.R. Tolkien was released in North America and Europe.
- 2013 – Gay Marriage legalized in New Zealand.
- 2014 – NASA’s Kepler space observatory confirms the discovery of the first Earth-size planet in the habitable zone of another star.
- 2016 – Doris Roberts, American actress dies.
- 2017 – Javier Duarte, the fugitive former governor of Mexico’s Veracruz state, has been arrested in Guatemala after a six-month international manhunt.
- 2018 – Barbara Bush passed away.