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Saturday July 17, 2021

July 17: Day of the Week

July 17, 2021 is the 198th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 167 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.

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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)

  • 1203
    The Fourth Crusade captures Constantinople by assault. The Byzantine emperor Alexius III Angelus flees from his capital into exile.
  • 1402
    Zhu Di, better known by his era name as the Yongle Emperor, assumes the throne over the Ming Dynasty of China.
  • 1762
    Catherine II becomes tsar of Russia upon the murder of Peter III of Russia.
  • 1867
    Harvard School of Dental Medicine was established in Boston. It was the first dental school in the U.S.
  • 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.
  • 1944
    Port Chicago disaster: Near the San Francisco Bay, two ships laden with ammunition for the war explode in Port Chicago, California, killing 320.
  • 1955
    Disneyland is dedicated and opened by Walt Disney in Anaheim, California.
  • 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
    The opening of the Summer Olympics in Montreal is marred by 25 African teams boycotting the New Zealand team.
  • 1998
    Papua New Guinea earthquake: A tsunami triggered by an undersea earthquake destroys 10 villages in Papua New Guinea killing an estimated 3,183, leaving 2,000 more unaccounted for and thousands more homeless.

Who were born on July 17?

  • 1763
    John Jacob Astor, American businessman (d. 1848)
  • 1839
    Ephraim Shay, American inventor (d. 1916)
  • 1870
    Charles Davidson Dunbar, British military piper (d. 1939)
  • 1901
    Bruno Jasieński, Polish poet (d. 1938)
  • 1923
    John Cooper, English race car designer (d. 2000)
  • 1929
    Sergei K. Godunov, Russian mathematician
  • 1942
    Gale Garnett, Canadian singer
  • 1960
    Kim Barnett, English cricketer
  • 1974
    Andy Whitfield, Welsh actor (d. 2011)
  • 1975
    Harlette, British Fashion Designer lingerie

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