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Friday July 17, 2020

July 17: Day of the Week

July 17, 2020 was the 199th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 167 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

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

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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.

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July 17 Historical Event(s)

  • 180
    Twelve inhabitants of Scillium in North Africa are executed for being Christians. This is the earliest record of Christianity in that part of the world.
  • 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.
  • 1717
    King George I of Great Britain sails down the River Thames with a barge of 50 musicians, where George Frideric Handel’s Water Music is premiered.
  • 1794
    The sixteen Carmelite Martyrs of Compiegne are executed 10 days prior to the end of the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror.
  • 1938
    Douglas Corrigan takes off from Brooklyn to fly the “wrong way” to Ireland and becomes known as “Wrong Way” Corrigan.
  • 1962
    Nuclear weapons testing: The “Small Boy” test shot Little Feller I becomes the last atmospheric test detonation at the Nevada Test Site.
  • 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.
  • 2007
    TAM Airlines (TAM Linhas Aéreas) Flight 3054 crashes upon landing during rain in São Paulo. This is Brazil’s deadliest aviation accident to date with an estimated 199 deaths.
  • 2009
    Jakarta double bombings at the JW Marriott and Ritz-Carlton Hotels killed 9 people including 4 foreigners.

Who were born on July 17?

  • 1910
    Barbara O'Neil, American actress, d. 1980
  • 1921
    Louis Lachenal, French alpinist, one of the first two mountaineers to climb a summit of more than 8,000 meters.(d. 1955)
  • 1941
    Achim Warmbold, German rally driver
  • 1944
    Carlos Alberto, Brazilian football player
  • 1956
    Bryan Trottier, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1960
    Kim Barnett, English cricketer
  • 1962
    Bill Sage, American actor
  • 1975
    Terence Tao, Australian-Chinese mathematician
  • 1978
    Mike Hettinga, American professional wrestler
  • 1981
    Hely Ollarves, Venezuelan track and field athlete

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