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  • U.S.
    Thursday Apr 6, 2017

    Apple Inc.

    Clips

    U.S.
    Thursday Apr 6, 2017

    On April 6, 2017, Apple launched Clips, an app that allows iPad and iPhone users to make and edit short videos with text, graphics and effects.




  • Redmond, Washington, United States
    Tuesday Apr 11, 2017

    Windows

    Windows Vista Support

    Redmond, Washington, United States
    Tuesday Apr 11, 2017

    On April 11, 2017, the support for Windows Vista ended.




  • Milan, Italy
    Thursday Apr 13, 2017

    Silvio Berlusconi

    A.C. Milan Sold

    Milan, Italy
    Thursday Apr 13, 2017

    On 13 April 2017, Berlusconi sold A.C. Milan to Rossoneri Sport Investment Lux for a total of €830 million after a 31-year reign.




  • Florida, U.S.
    Friday Apr 14, 2017

    Aaron Hernandez

    Acquitted of the charge

    Florida, U.S.
    Friday Apr 14, 2017

    Hernandez was later acquitted of the charge of witness intimidation by a jury on April 14, 2017. They also acquitted Hernandez of all other charges in the murders of de Abreu and Furtado, except for finding him guilty on one count of illegal possession of firearms.




  • Turkey
    Sunday Apr 16, 2017

    Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

    2017 Constitutional Referendum Vote

    Turkey
    Sunday Apr 16, 2017

    On Sunday, 16 April 2017, a constitutional referendum was held, where the voters in Turkey (and Turkish citizens abroad) voted on a set of 18 proposed amendments to the Constitution of Turkey. The amendments include the replacement of the existing parliamentary system with a presidential system. The post of Prime Minister would be abolished, and the presidency would become an executive post vested with broad executive powers. Parliament would be increased from 550 seats to 600 seats. The referendum also called for changes to the Supreme Board of Judges and Prosecutors.




  • Istanbul, Turkey
    Sunday Apr 16, 2017

    Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

    The Turkish constitution of 2017

    Istanbul, Turkey
    Sunday Apr 16, 2017

    With the new Turkish constitution which got approved in the constitutional referendum on 16 April 2017, Turkey became a country with a Presidential system, the office of prime minister got abolished and the age of candidacy to the parliament was lowered from 25 to 18.




  • Anningzhuang Rd, Haidian District, Beijing, China
    Tuesday Apr 18, 2017

    Xiaomi

    Mi 6 flagship launch

    Anningzhuang Rd, Haidian District, Beijing, China
    Tuesday Apr 18, 2017

    On 19 April, Xiaomi launched Mi 6, its flagship phone at the time.


  • Sir Matt Busby Way, Stretford, Manchester M16 0RA, UK
    Thursday Apr 20, 2017

    Zlatan Ibrahimović

    Ibrahimović sustained serious ligament damage in his Right knee

    Sir Matt Busby Way, Stretford, Manchester M16 0RA, UK
    Thursday Apr 20, 2017

    On 20 April, Ibrahimović sustained serious ligament damage in his right knee in a Europa League quarter-final against Anderlecht at Old Trafford.


  • France
    Sunday Apr 23, 2017

    Emmanuel Macron

    First round of the presidential election

    France
    Sunday Apr 23, 2017

    On 23 April 2017, Macron received the most votes in the first round of the presidential election, with 24% of the overall vote and more than 8 million votes all together.


  • North Attleborough, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Tuesday Apr 25, 2017

    Aaron Hernandez

    Appeal

    North Attleborough, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Tuesday Apr 25, 2017

    After Hernandez's death, on April 25, 2017, his lawyers filed a motion at Massachusetts Superior Court in Fall River to vacate his murder conviction. The request was granted on May 9, 2017; therefore Hernandez technically died an innocent man, due to the legal principle of abatement ab initio. Under Massachusetts law, this principle asserts that when a criminal defendant dies but has not exhausted all legal appeals, the case reverts to its status "at the beginning"—the conviction is vacated and the defendant is rendered "innocent." At the time of his death, Hernandez was in the process of filing an appeal for his 2015 conviction in the murder of Odin Lloyd. As of May 9, 2017, the date of the judge's ruling to vacate, the Bristol County district attorneys stated they planned to appeal the ruling, to the Massachusetts Supreme Court if necessary. The Lloyd family was disappointed with the ruling, but their attorney did not believe it would affect the wrongful death civil suit which the family had filed.


  • Turkey
    Saturday Apr 29, 2017

    Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

    Erdoğan blocks Wikipedia

    Turkey
    Saturday Apr 29, 2017

    On 29 April 2017 Erdoğan's administration began an internal Internet block of all the Wikipedia online encyclopaedia site via Turkey's domestic Internet filtering system. This blocking action took place after the government had first made a request for Wikipedia to remove what it referred to as "offensive content". In response, Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales replied via a post on Twitterating, "Access to information is a fundamental human right."


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