April 17th is officially Blah Blah Blah Day and Haiku Day.
We are now on day 107 out of 365, and have 257 days left of the year.
Conspiracy, slavery, exiles, and assassinations… are you intrigued yet? Well, you should be as you’re about to dig up the details right here as we discover what events happened on this day in history.
Did you know that on this day in 2011, Game of Thrones was aired for the first time on HBO? This was also lead actor Sean Bean’s birthday.
Keep reading for more fun & interesting facts about April 17th in history!
What memorable events happened on April 17 in history? Keep reading to find out!
A US National Reconnaissance Office mission launched on a reused SpaceX booster for the first time.
The mission, NROL-85, is unfortunately highly classified. However, we know that it launched a national security payload into orbit. NROL-85 used the same SpaceX Falcon 9 booster that was previously used two months earlier in NROL-87.
Johns Hopkins University announced that the number of people who died worldwide due to the Covid-19 pandemic had reached three million.
Using gene therapy, eight babies suffering from “bubble boy disease” were cured in Memphis, Tennessee.
Bubble Boy Disease is when a child has such a weak immune system that common, everyday bacteria and other microbes become deadly to them. So in order for them to survive, they must spend their entire lives in a bubble.
Game of Thrones premiered on HBO.
The movie “Thor” premiered in cinemas in Sydney, Australia.
It was released in the United States on May 6 and earned $449.3 million worldwide.
If you were born on this day, did you know that you share the same birthday with Sean Bean? See who else was born on April 17th below!
51 years old
64 years old
L. Scott Caldwell
73 years old
Henry Ian Cusick
56 years old
Unfortunately, April 17th has also been a day where we’ve had to say some goodbyes over the years…
Benjamin Franklin was an American polymath born on January 17, 1706. He died on this day in 1790, at age 84 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Apr 17, 1790 (Age 84)
Gabriel García Márquez
Gabriel García Márquez
Gabriel García Márquez was a Colombian novelist born on March 6, 1927. He died on this day in 2014, at age 87 in Mexico City, Mexico.
Apr 17, 2014 (Age 87)
Mexico City, Mexico
Of all of the quotes said on this day, these are the most well-known ones spoken on Apr 17 throughout history.
Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.
Are you looking for something to do today? Then why not find time today to celebrate the following special holidays.
International Haiku Poetry Day
Haikus are a beautiful poetic art form from Japan, which have three lines with 5, 7, and 5 syllables, respectively, and a seasonal reference in the last line. Haiku Poetry Day is a great day to learn more about this artform, memorize some moving haikus or even try and write one by yourself.
Blah Blah Blah Day
How often have you caught yourself ignoring someone who is constantly talking to you about something boring? Today is Blah Blah Blah Day, so make an effort to actively listen to those chatting your head off and pretend to be interested.
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Fun Fact Of The Day
Paul McCartney was only paid £1 for performing at the 2012 London Olympics Closing Ceremonies. He willingly donated his performance.
Birthday & Zodiac
Those of you who were born on April 17 share the Aries star sign.
Aries is the first sign in the zodiac and marks the beginning of something energetic and turbulent. Arians continuously look for competition and like to be first for everything.
Anyone born in April has the Diamond birthstone. Diamond comes from the Greek word “adamas,” which means “invincible” or “unbreakable.” Before engaging in battle, warriors wore diamonds to give them strength, courage, and “invincible” protection.
People born on April 17 were likely conceived on or around July 25 in the previous year.
A baby that is conceived on this day will likely be due around January 8th, 2024.