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Saturday July 17, 2021

July 17: Day of the Week

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

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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.
  • 1402
    Zhu Di, better known by his era name as the Yongle Emperor, assumes the throne over the Ming Dynasty of China.
  • 1771
    Bloody Falls Massacre: Chipewyan chief Matonabbee, travelling as the guide to Samuel Hearne on his Arctic overland journey, massacres a group of unsuspecting Inuit.
  • 1856
    The Great Train Wreck of 1856 in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, kills over 60 people.
  • 1932
    Altona Bloody Sunday.
  • 1976
    History of East Timor: East Timor is annexed, and becomes the 27th province of Indonesia.
  • 1976
    The opening of the Summer Olympics in Montreal is marred by 25 African teams boycotting the New Zealand team.
  • 1989
    First flight of the B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber.
  • 1998
    A diplomatic conference adopts the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, establishing a permanent international court to prosecute individuals for genocide, crime against humanity, war crimes, and the crime of aggression.
  • 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.

Who were born on July 17?

  • 1911
    Ted Anderson, English footballer (d. 1979)
  • 1933
    Tony Pithey, South African Cricketer (d. 2006)
  • 1941
    Achim Warmbold, German rally driver
  • 1944
    Catherine Schell, Hungarian born British actress
  • 1966
    Keith “Guru” Elam, American rapper (Gang Starr) (d. 2010)
  • 1972
    Donny Marshall, American basketball player
  • 1977
    Leif Hoste, Belgian cyclist
  • 1978
    Katharine Towne, American actress
  • 1982
    Natasha Hamilton, British singer (Atomic Kitten)
  • 1983
    Brooke Kinsella, British actress

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