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Wednesday July 17, 2019

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.

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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)

  • 1203
    The Fourth Crusade captures Constantinople by assault. The Byzantine emperor Alexius III Angelus flees from his capital into exile.
  • 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.
  • 1899
    NEC Corporation is organized as the first Japanese joint venture with foreign capital.
  • 1917
    King George V of the United Kingdom issues a Proclamation stating that the male line descendants of the British royal family will bear the surname Windsor.
  • 1918
    On the orders of the Bolshevik Party carried out by Cheka, Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and his immediate family and retainers are murdered at the Ipatiev House in Ekaterinburg, Russia.
  • 1933
    After successfully crossing the Atlantic Ocean, the Lithuanian research aircraft Lituanica crashes in Europe under mysterious circumstances.
  • 1976
    History of East Timor: East Timor is annexed, and becomes the 27th province of Indonesia.
  • 1981
    The opening of the Humber Bridge by HM The Queen in England.
  • 1996
    TWA Flight 800: Off the coast of Long Island, New York, a Paris-bound TWA Boeing 747 explodes, killing all 230 on board.
  • 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.

Who were born on July 17?

  • 1797
    Hippolyte Delaroche, French painter (d. 1856)
  • 1902
    Christina Stead, Australian novelist (d. 1983)
  • 1920
    Juan Antonio Samaranch, Spanish chairman of the International Olympic Committee (d. 2010)
  • 1950
    Derek de Lint, Dutch actor
  • 1950
    P.J. Soles, German-born American actress
  • 1954
    Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany
  • 1972
    Jason Rullo, American drummer (Symphony X, Redemption)
  • 1974
    Laura Macdonald, Scottish jazz musician
  • 1977
    Marc Savard, Canadian hockey player
  • 1986
    Lacey Von Erich, Professional wrestler

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