April 2017 calendar

April 2017

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in April 2017.
The US president was Donald John Trump (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Theresa May (Conservative), Pope Francis was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on April 2017: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 2017?


  • 01 Apr 2017 Intervention military against ISIL: An Iraqi Airstrike close to Al Qaim in Anbar province, Iraq kills Ayad Al-Jumaili. He is believed to be ISIL’s second-in command.
  • 02 Apr 2017 India opens the Chenani-Nashri Tunnel measuring 9.2 kilometers, in Jammu and Kashmir.
  • 03 Apr 2017 2017 Saint Petersburg Metro Bombing: At least 11 people are killed and more than 50 injured in an attack on a Saint Petersburg Metro train station at Sennaya Ploshchad station. Another bomb was found near Vosstaniya Square station and disarmed by authorities. (The Independent),
  • 04 Apr 2017 Syrian Civil War: At least 83 people are killed and many more injured in a toxic gas attack allegedly carried out by Syrian warplanes. (The Globe and Mail).
  • 05 Apr 2017 War in North-West Pakistan. A suicide bomber kills at most six people and injures 18 others near a Pakistan Army vehicle participating in the census in Lahore.
  • 06 Apr 2017 2017 Saint Petersburg Metro Bombing: Russian authorities find and deactivate an explosive device inside a Saint Petersburg apartment during ongoing raids in response to the bombing.
  • 07 Apr 2017 In response to claims that the Syrian government used chemical weapons during its attack on Khan Shaykhun, the United States launches 60 Tomahawk cruise rockets. According to the Government of Syria, six soldiers were killed and nine civilians were injured in the attack. Four children were among them.
  • 08 Apr 2017 War in Afghanistan: An American special forces soldier is killed in action against ISIL militants in Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar Province.
  • 09 Apr 2017 2017 Palm Sunday Church Bombings: At least 45 people were killed and 50 others injured in explosions at two Coptic Christian churches that were packed with worshippers in the Egyptian cities Tanta or Alexandria on Palm Sunday. In response to the bombings, the Government of Egypt declares a three month state of emergency.
  • 10 Apr 2017 South Sudanese Civil War - 16 people are killed by government-aligned militias during a raid at Wau, South Sudan.
  • 11 Apr 2017 Russian military intervention in Syria, Syrian Civil War: According to Russia's Defence Ministry, two soldiers were killed in a mortar attack in Syria. Another soldier was injured. The ministry didn't specify the date or location of the attack. (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty). 18 members of Syria's Democratic Forces were mistakenly killed by an airstrike led by the US in an attempt to kill ISIS soldiers.
  • 12 Apr 2017 Ten people are killed at Inabanga in Bohol in the Philippines' Central Visayas after the Armed Forces and National Police clash with Abu Sayyaf suspects.
  • 13 Apr 2017 War in Afghanistan (2001-present), Airstrike in Nangarhar, April 2017. The United States Air Force drops GBU-43/B Massive Orderd Ordnance Air Bomb in Nangarhar Province in Afghanistan. It is believed that the bomb was dropped on an ISIL tunnel and cave complex. This marks the first time the weapon has been used on the battlefield.
  • 14 Apr 2017 War in Afghanistan: According to the Afghan Ministry of Defense, 36 suspected ISIL militants were killed and no civilians were injured in yesterday's bombing of Nangarhar Province with the so-called "mother of bombs" (GBU-43) A ministry spokesperson stated that these deaths were not independently verified.
  • 15 Apr 2017 Syrian Civil War, 2017 Aleppo Suicide Car Bombing: A bomb explodes on a bus carrying refugees from pro-government villages Al-Fu'ah (and Kafriya) near Aleppo. More than 100 people are injured. (BBC),
  • 16 Apr 2017 In a shooting at Columbus' J&R Party Hall after hours club, nine people were injured. Two of the victims are in critical condition.
  • 17 Apr 2017 American pipeline operator Williams Partners agreed to sell an oil refinery in Louisiana to Nova Chemicals, a Canadian chemical company, for $2.1 billion.
  • 18 Apr 2017 The Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities announced the discovery of 8 mummies and 10 colorful sarcophagi in an ancient tomb located near the Valley of the Kings, Luxor.
  • 19 Apr 2017 Insurgency in South Thailand: At least two people are killed in joint bombing and gun attacks in Narathiwat and Songkhla Provinces in Thailand. This is the latest in a long line of similar attacks.
  • 20 Apr 2017 After a man opened fire on police officers at central Paris' Champs-Elysees, one policeman was killed and the other critically injured. A gunman attempted to flee but was shot and killed, while another person was injured. Although ISIL claims responsibility, the claim is disputed. Francois Hollande, President of France, says all evidence points to a terrorist attack. (ABC News America via Yahoo!) (BBC),
  • 21 Apr 2017 Afghanistan War: 2017 Camp Shaheen Attack: Taliban insurgents attacked an Afghan military base at Mazar-e-Sharif in Balkh Province, killing over 140 soldiers. This attack is regarded as the most deadly of its kind (BBC).
  • 22 Apr 2017 Pope Francis pays tribute to Christians who died under communism and Nazism at Rome's Basilica of St. Bartholomew. He also names the wife of a Muslim woman he met in Lesbos (Greece), and who was murdered by terrorists for refusing to drop her crucifix. Francis called the Lesbos camp a "concentration camp" and noted that many refugee camps, despite the goodwill of local communities, are often overcrowded and little more then prisons.
  • 23 Apr 2017 War in Donbass - A U.S. participant to the OSCE monitoring mission is killed, and two other people are injured when their vehicle crosses a landmine near Luhansk.
  • 24 Apr 2017 2017 Camp Shaheen attack - The Afghan Minister for Defense, Abdullah Habibi, and Qadam Shah Shahim (the Chief of Staff of Afghanistan's Afghan National Army) resigned following a Taliban attack at Camp Shaheen, near Mazar-i-Sharif, that left over 140 people dead.
  • 25 Apr 2017 April 2017, Turkish airstrikes on Syria and Iraq: Turkish airstrikes kill 18 Kurdish YPG fighters, and media officers in northeastern Syria. Five Peshmerga fighters also died in a Turkish attack against Sinjar, Iraq. Turkey claims that it has destroyed "terror centers". The strike was condemned by Iraq as a violation its sovereignty.
  • 26 Apr 2017 Iraqi Civil War (2014-2017: After clashes against ISIL who took the ruins in 2014, the pro-government Popular Mobilization Forces militia retakes control of Hatra, an ancient city that was mostly destroyed in Iraq's Nineveh Governorate.
  • 27 Apr 2017 Syrian Civil War: The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported a large explosion close to Damascus International Airport, followed by a fire. According to the Syrian government, Israel attacked the military base with multiple missiles. Yisrael Katz, Israeli Intelligence Minister, stated that the strike was in complete agreement with Israel's policies. (BBC) (Wires via Sydney Morning Herald: Israeli Air Defense Command shot down a Syrian Air Force drone with a MIM-104 Patriot missile.
  • 28 Apr 2017 Tsunami warnings were issued after a 6.8 earthquake struck the Philippines' Mindanao coast.
  • 29 Apr 2017 North Korea and weapons-of-mass destruction: U.S. Pacific Command officials and South Korean defense officials reported that a North Korean missile had been fired early in the morning. However, it quickly failed to travel beyond North Korea. This is similar to a failed attempt by North Korea 13 days ago.
  • 30 Apr 2017 In a shooting incident at a San Diego pool party, seven people are hurt and one is killed. Police kill the suspect.
  • 03 Apr 2017 A bomb explodes in the St Petersburg metro system, killing 14 and injuring several more people.
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Shape Of You
  2. - That's What I Like
  3. - Humble.
  4. - Bad And Boujee
  5. - I Don't Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)


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Which were the most popular books released in April 2017?

If Not for You by Debbie Macomber

If Not for You


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * Debbie Macomber wrote an emotional novel that shows how sometimes a decision can seem wrong, even though it is absolutely right.

Immortal Unchained by Lynsay Sands

Immortal Unchained


Lynsay Sands' new novel Argeneau, featuring a thrilling rescue, is a riveting tale of a New York Times bestselling author.

Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

Killers of the Flower Moon



One Perfect Lie by Lisa Scottoline

One Perfect Lie


One Perfect Lie by Lisa Scottoline is a New York Times bestseller that's both thrilling and suspenseful. It's an emotional thriller about suburban crime and a suspenseful story. "Scottoline

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

A Man Called Ove


Meet Ove, the New York Times Bestseller that has taken the world by storm. He is a curmudgeon, the kind of person who points out people he doesn't like as if they are burglars outside his bedroom window.