July 17: Day of the Week
July 17, 2019 was the 198th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 167 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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.
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)
- 1402Zhu Di, better known by his era name as the Yongle Emperor, assumes the throne over the Ming Dynasty of China.
- 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.
- 1717King 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.
- 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.
- 1933After successfully crossing the Atlantic Ocean, the Lithuanian research aircraft Lituanica crashes in Europe under mysterious circumstances.
- 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.
- 1979Nicaraguan president General Anastasio Somoza Debayle resigns and flees to Miami, Florida.
- 1989First flight of the B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber.
- 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?
- 1889Erle Stanley Gardner, American lawyer and author (Perry Mason) (d. 1970)
- 1923John Cooper, English race car designer (d. 2000)
- 1939Andrée Champagne, French Canadian actress and politician
- 1939Spencer Davis, British singer and guitarist (Spencer Davis Group)
- 1940Tim Brooke-Taylor, English comedian
- 1941Bob Taylor, English Cricketer
- 1969Scott Johnson (cartoonist), American Cartoonist
- 1971Cory Doctorow, Canadian author and activist
- 1983Jessi Cruickshank, Canadian television presenter
- 1987Jeremih Felton, R&B singer
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