July 17: Day of the Week
July 17, 2019 is the 198th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 167 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.
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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.
- 1771Bloody Falls Massacre: Chipewyan chief Matonabbee, travelling as the guide to Samuel Hearne on his Arctic overland journey, massacres a group of unsuspecting Inuit.
- 1867Harvard School of Dental Medicine was established in Boston. It was the first dental school in the U.S.
- 1918The RMS Carpathia, the ship that rescued the 705 survivors from the RMS Titanic, is sunk off Ireland by the German SMU U-55; 5 lives are lost.
- 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.
- 1989First flight of the B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber.
- 1998A 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.
- 1998Papua 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.
- 2009Jakarta double bombings at the JW Marriott and Ritz-Carlton Hotels killed 9 people including 4 foreigners.
Who were born on July 17?
- 1900Marcel Dalio, French actor (d. 1983)
- 1929Sergei K. Godunov, Russian mathematician
- 1947Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall
- 1960Mark Burnett, English-born television producer
- 1960Nancy Giles, American actress
- 1970Mandy Smith, English model and singer
- 1971Nico Mattan, Belgian cyclist
- 1975Elena Anaya, Spanish actress
- 1975Harlette, British Fashion Designer lingerie
- 1983Sarah Jones, American actress
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