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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 2017?


Events

  • 01 Apr 2017 Military intervention against ISIL: An Iraqi airstrike near Al Qaim, Anbar province, Iraq, kills Ayad al-Jumaili, believed to be ISIL's second-in-command. (Al Jazeera)
  • 02 Apr 2017 India inaugurates the 9.2-kilometer Chenani-Nashri Tunnel, in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. (The Times of India)
  • 03 Apr 2017 2017 Saint Petersburg Metro bombing: An attack on a Saint Petersburg Metro train at Sennaya Ploshchad station kills at least 11 people and injures more than 50 others. Authorities disarm another bomb, found at nearby Vosstaniya Square station. (The Independent), (The New York Times)
  • 04 Apr 2017 Syrian Civil War: A toxic gas attack, allegedly by Syrian warplanes, kills at least 83 and injures many more in rebel-held Khan Shaykhun, Idlib. (The Globe and Mail), (NBC News)
  • 05 Apr 2017 War in North-West Pakistan: A suicide bomber kills at least six people and wounds 18 near a Pakistan Army vehicle taking part in the census in the city of Lahore. (Reuters)
  • 06 Apr 2017 2017 Saint Petersburg Metro bombing: Russian authorities discover and deactivate an explosive device in a Saint Petersburg flat, during ongoing raids occurring in response to the bombing. (BBC)
  • 07 Apr 2017 The United States launches 60 Tomahawk cruise missiles aimed at the Ash Sha'irat air base in Homs Governorate in response to the Syrian government's alleged use of chemical weapons in its attack on the town of Khan Shaykhun. The Government of Syria claims the attack killed six soldiers and nine civilians, including four children. (NBC News) (AFP via Yahoo News)
  • 08 Apr 2017 War in Afghanistan: A U.S. special forces service member is killed while taking part in an operation against ISIL militants in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar Province. (Sky News)
  • 09 Apr 2017 2017 Palm Sunday church bombings: At least 45 people have been killed and 50 injured in explosions near two Coptic Christian churches packed with worshippers on Palm Sunday in the Egyptian cities of Tanta and Alexandria. (Al Jazeera), (ABC Australia)The Government of Egypt imposes a three-month state of emergency in response to the bombings. (ABC)
  • 10 Apr 2017 South Sudanese Civil War: Government-aligned militias kill 16 people during a raid in Wau, South Sudan. (Reuters)
  • 11 Apr 2017 Syrian Civil War, Russian military intervention in Syria: According to the Russian Defence Ministry, two of its soldiers have been killed by a mortar attack in Syria while another was wounded. The ministry did not specify when or where the attack occurred. (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty)A US-led airstrike intended to kill ISIS soldiers mistakenly kills 18 members of the Syrian Democratic Forces. (The New York Times)
  • 12 Apr 2017 Ten people are killed in Inabanga, Bohol, in the Philippines' Central Visayas, after the country's National Police and Armed Forces clash with suspected members of Abu Sayyaf. (CNN Philippines)
  • 13 Apr 2017 War in Afghanistan (2001–present), April 2017 Nangarhar airstrike: The United States Air Force drops the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, reportedly on an ISIL complex of tunnels and caves. This is the first use of the weapon on the battlefield. (Business Insider)
  • 14 Apr 2017 War in Afghanistan: The Afghan Ministry of Defense reports as many as 36 suspected ISIL militants were killed while no civilians were harmed in yesterday's bombing in Nangarhar Province using the so-called "mother of all bombs" (GBU-43). The ministry spokesman added these deaths have not been independently verified. (Reuters)
  • 15 Apr 2017 Syrian Civil War, 2017 Aleppo suicide car bombing: A car bomb strikes a convoy of buses near Aleppo which were carrying evacuees from the pro-government towns of Al-Fu'ah and Kafriya. Over 100 people are killed. (BBC), (AP via Yahoo! News)
  • 16 Apr 2017 Nine people are injured in a shooting at the J&R Party Hall after-hours club in Columbus, Ohio. Two are in critical condition. (CNN) (Daily Mail)
  • 17 Apr 2017 American pipeline operator Williams Partners has agreed to sell an olefins plant in Louisiana to Canadian chemical company Nova Chemicals for $2.1 billion. (Reuters)
  • 18 Apr 2017 The Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities announces the discovery of eight mummies, 10 colorful sarcophagi, and numerous figurines in a 3,500-year-old tomb near the Valley of the Kings in Luxor. (CNN) (Radio New Zealand)
  • 19 Apr 2017 South Thailand insurgency: Joint bomb and gun attacks kill at least two in Narathiwat, Pattani, and Songkhla Provinces of Thailand, the latest in a long string of such attacks. (Reuters)
  • 20 Apr 2017 One policeman has been killed and another has been critically injured after a man opened fire at police officers at the Champs-Élysées in central Paris. The gunman was killed while attempting to escape, and a bystander has been injured. ISIL claims responsibility for the attack although the claim is doubted. The President of France Francois Hollande says that all leads indicate that the attack was of a "terrorist nature". (ABC News America via Yahoo!) (BBC), (The New York Times) (Le Parisien)
  • 21 Apr 2017 War in Afghanistan: 2017 Camp Shaheen attack: Taliban insurgents attack an Afghan military base in Mazar-e-Sharif, Balkh Province, killing more than 140 soldiers. It is said to be the deadliest attack of its kind (BBC) , (AP) (Reuters)
  • 22 Apr 2017 Pope Francis, while honoring Christians killed under Nazism, communism, dictatorships, and terrorism at Rome's Basilica of St. Bartholomew, adds to those named the wife of a Muslim he met in Lesbos, Greece, who was killed by terrorists because she wouldn't throw down her crucifix. Francis referred to the Lesbos camp as a 'concentration camp' noting, despite the good will of local communities, many refugee camps are overcrowded and little more than prisons. (Reuters) (Catholic News Service)
  • 23 Apr 2017 War in Donbass: A U.S. member of the OSCE monitoring mission is killed and two others injured after their vehicle drives over a land mine near Luhansk. (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty)
  • 24 Apr 2017 2017 Camp Shaheen attack: The Afghan Minister of Defense, Abdullah Habibi and the Chief of Staff of the Afghan National Army, Qadam Shah Shahim, resign after a Taliban attack on Camp Shaheen near Mazar-i-Sharif that claimed over 140 lives. (CNN) (UPI)
  • 25 Apr 2017 April 2017 Turkish airstrikes in Syria and Iraq: Turkish air strikes kill 18 Kurdish YPG fighters and media officials in northeastern Syria. Also five Peshmerga fighters are killed during a Turkish attack on Sinjar in Iraq. Turkey also claims to have destroyed "terror hubs". Iraq denounces the strike as a violation of its sovereignty. (Reuters) (Hurriet Daily News)
  • 26 Apr 2017 Iraqi Civil War (2014–2017): The pro-government Popular Mobilization Forces militia takes control of the mostly destroyed ancient city of Hatra in Iraq's Nineveh Governorate, following clashes with ISIL, who seized the ruins in 2014. (BBC)
  • 27 Apr 2017 Syrian Civil War: The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports a large explosion near Damascus International Airport followed by a fire. The Syrian government says Israel struck the military site with several missiles. Israeli Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz states that the strike "corresponds completely with Israel's policy". (BBC) (Wires via Sydney Morning Herald)The Israeli Air Defense Command shoots down a Syrian Air Force drone using a MIM-104 Patriot missile. (Times of Israel)
  • 28 Apr 2017 A 6.8 earthquake strikes off the coast of Mindanao, Philippines triggering tsunami warnings. (The Telegraph)
  • 29 Apr 2017 North Korea and weapons of mass destruction: The U.S. Pacific Command and South Korean defense officials report that a North Korean missile was fired in the early morning, but quickly failed and did not travel beyond North Korea, echoing a similar failed attempt by North Korea thirteen days ago. (The Washington Post)
  • 30 Apr 2017 One person is killed and seven are injured in a shooting at a pool party in San Diego, California. The suspect is killed by police. (The San Diego Union-Tribune)
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Music charts

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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)

Movies

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The Last Movie Star

The Last Movie Star

Release year: 2017

Directed by: Adam Rifkin

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Ariel Winter, Clark Duke, Chevy Chase

The Pirates of Somalia

The Pirates of Somalia

Release year: 2017

Directed by: Bryan Buckley

Starring: Evan Peters, Al Pacino, Melanie Griffith, Barkhad Abdi

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

Release year: 2017

Written by:

Directed by: Guy Ritchie

Starring: Charlie Hunnam, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Jude Law, Djimon Hounsou

Alien: Covenant

Alien: Covenant

Release year: 2017

Written by:

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in April 2017?
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A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

A Man Called Ove

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Read the New York Times bestseller that has taken the world by storm!Meet Ove. He’s a curmudgeon—the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window.

If Not for You by Debbie Macomber

If Not for You

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Debbie Macomber has written an emotionally stirring novel that shows how sometimes a choice can seem wrong even though it’s absolutely right.

One Perfect Lie by Lisa Scottoline

One Perfect Lie

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Enthralling and suspenseful, Lisa Scottoline's New York Times bestseller, One Perfect Lie, is an emotional thriller and a suburban crime story that will have readers riveted up to the shocking end, with killer twists and characters you won’t soon forget."Scottoline

The Fix by David Baldacci

The Fix

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David Baldacci's remarkable detective Amos Decker--the man who can forget nothing--was first introduced in the sensational #1 New York Times bestseller Memory Man. Now Decker returns in a stunning new novel .

Old School by Bill O'Reilly, Bruce Feirstein

Old School

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Old School is in session....You have probably heard the term Old School, but what you might not know is that there is a concentrated effort to tear that school down.It’s