Wednesday July 17, 2024
A date scroll with Latin text from “The Extremes of Good and Evil” by Cicero, written in 45 BC.

July 17: Day of the Week

July 17, 2024 is the 199th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 167 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.

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Here’s the July calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Cancer is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Ruby is the modern birthstone for this month. Ruby is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

July 17 Historical Event(s)

1203
The Fourth Crusade captures Constantinople by assault. The Byzantine emperor Alexius III Angelus flees from his capital into exile.
1453
Hundred Years’ War: Battle of Castillon: The French under Jean Bureau defeat the English under the Earl of Shrewsbury, who is killed in the battle in Gascony.
1794
The sixteen Carmelite Martyrs of Compiegne are executed 10 days prior to the end of the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror.
1867
Harvard School of Dental Medicine was established in Boston. It was the first dental school in the U.S.
1899
NEC Corporation is organized as the first Japanese joint venture with foreign capital.
1918
On the orders of the Bolshevik Party carried out by Cheka, Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and his immediate family and retainers are murdered at the Ipatiev House in Ekaterinburg, Russia.
1968
A revolution occurs in Iraq when Abdul Rahman Arif is overthrown and the Ba'ath Party is installed as the governing power in Iraq with Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr as the new Iraqi President.
1976
History of East Timor: East Timor is annexed, and becomes the 27th province of Indonesia.
1989
First flight of the B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber.
2009
Jakarta double bombings at the JW Marriott and Ritz-Carlton Hotels killed 9 people including 4 foreigners.

Who were born on July 17?

1925
Jimmy Scott, American jazz singer
1935
Peter Schickele, American author, composer and radio host
1939
Ali Khamenei, Supreme Leader of Iran
1954
J. Michael Straczynski, American author
1962
Bill Sage, American actor
1963
John Ventimiglia, American actor
1968
Bitty Schram, American actress
1975
Terence Tao, Australian-Chinese mathematician
1976
Gino D'Acampo, Italian celebrity chef
1984
Asami Kimura, Japanese singer (Country Musume)

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