July 17: Day of the Week
July 17, 2020 is the 199th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 167 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.
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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)
- 1453Hundred 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.
- 1762Catherine II becomes tsar of Russia upon the murder of Peter III of Russia.
- 1771Bloody Falls Massacre: Chipewyan chief Matonabbee, travelling as the guide to Samuel Hearne on his Arctic overland journey, massacres a group of unsuspecting Inuit.
- 1856The Great Train Wreck of 1856 in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, kills over 60 people.
- 1899NEC Corporation is organized as the first Japanese joint venture with foreign capital.
- 1944World War II: Napalm incendiary bombs are dropped for the first time by American P-38 pilots on a fuel depot at Coutances, near St. Lô, France.
- 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.
- 1981A structural failure leads to the collapse of a walkway at the Hyatt Regency in Kansas City, Missouri killing 114 people and injuring more than 200.
- 1996TWA Flight 800: Off the coast of Long Island, New York, a Paris-bound TWA Boeing 747 explodes, killing all 230 on board.
- 2009Jakarta double bombings at the JW Marriott and Ritz-Carlton Hotels killed 9 people including 4 foreigners.
Who were born on July 17?
- 1935Donald Sutherland, Canadian actor
- 1941Achim Warmbold, German rally driver
- 1944Catherine Schell, Hungarian born British actress
- 1950Derek de Lint, Dutch actor
- 1960Dawn Upshaw, American soprano
- 1960Robin Shou, Hong Kong actor
- 1961Roy Pienaar, South African cricketer
- 1966Lou Barlow, American alternative rock singer and musician (Dinosaur Jr, Sebadoh)
- 1972Jaap Stam, Dutch footballer
- 1978Émilie Simon, French singer
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