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 French then this day of the week in French is samedi.
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Here’s the July calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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)
- 1586A meeting takes place at Lüneburg between several Protestant powers in order to discuss the formation of an ‘evangelical’league of defence, called the 'Confederatio Militiae Evangelicae', against the Catholic League.
- 1791Members of the French National Guard under the command of General Lafayette open fire on a crowd of radical Jacobins at the Champ de Mars, Paris, during the French Revolution, killing as many as 50 people.
- 1794The sixteen Carmelite Martyrs of Compiegne are executed 10 days prior to the end of the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror.
- 1917King George V of the United Kingdom issues a Proclamation stating that the male line descendants of the British royal family will bear the surname Windsor.
- 1918On 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.
- 1962Nuclear weapons testing: The “Small Boy” test shot Little Feller I becomes the last atmospheric test detonation at the Nevada Test Site.
- 1968A 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.
- 1975Apollo-Soyuz Test Project: An American Apollo and a Soviet Soyuz spacecraft dock with each other in orbit marking the first such link-up between spacecraft from the two nations.
- 1976History of East Timor: East Timor is annexed, and becomes the 27th province of Indonesia.
- 1996TWA Flight 800: Off the coast of Long Island, New York, a Paris-bound TWA Boeing 747 explodes, killing all 230 on board.
Who were born on July 17?
- 1898Osmond Borradaile, Canadian cinematographer (d. 1999)
- 1940Tim Brooke-Taylor, English comedian
- 1944Catherine Schell, Hungarian born British actress
- 1946Alun Armstrong, English actor
- 1971Calbert Cheaney, American basketball player
- 1975Terence Tao, Australian-Chinese mathematician
- 1979Mike Vogel, American actor
- 1983Ryan Guettler, professional Australian BMX rider
- 1984Sotiris Leontiou, Greek footballer
- 1986Dana, Korean singer and actress (TSZX)
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