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.
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)
- 1203The Fourth Crusade captures Constantinople by assault. The Byzantine emperor Alexius III Angelus flees from his capital into exile.
- 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.
- 1933After successfully crossing the Atlantic Ocean, the Lithuanian research aircraft Lituanica crashes in Europe under mysterious circumstances.
- 1948The South Korean constitution is proclaimed.
- 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.
- 1981The opening of the Humber Bridge by HM The Queen in England.
- 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.
- 2007TAM 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?
- 1910Barbara O'Neil, American actress, d. 1980
- 1921Louis Lachenal, French alpinist, one of the first two mountaineers to climb a summit of more than 8,000 meters.(d. 1955)
- 1944Catherine Schell, Hungarian born British actress
- 1946Alun Armstrong, English actor
- 1947Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall
- 1947Wolfgang Flür, German musician (Kraftwerk)
- 1955Paul Stamets, American mycologist and environmentalist
- 1965Santiago Segura, Spanish film director and actor
- 1968Andre Royo, American actor
- 1975Elena Anaya, Spanish actress
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