July 17: Day of the Week
July 17, 2018 was the 198th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 167 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
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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)
- 1402Zhu Di, better known by his era name as the Yongle Emperor, assumes the throne over the Ming Dynasty of China.
- 1791Members of the French National Guard under the command of General Lafayette open fire on a crowd of radical Jacobins at the Champ de Mars, Paris, during the French Revolution, killing as many as 50 people.
- 1867Harvard School of Dental Medicine was established in Boston. It was the first dental school in the U.S.
- 1899NEC Corporation is organized as the first Japanese joint venture with foreign capital.
- 1918On 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.
- 1936Spanish Civil War: An Armed Forces rebellion against the recently-elected leftist Popular Front government of Spain starts the civil war.
- 1938Douglas Corrigan takes off from Brooklyn to fly the “wrong way” to Ireland and becomes known as “Wrong Way” Corrigan.
- 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.
- 1989First flight of the B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber.
- 2009Jakarta double bombings at the JW Marriott and Ritz-Carlton Hotels killed 9 people including 4 foreigners.
Who were born on July 17?
- 1744Elbridge Gerry, 5th Vice President of the United States (d. 1814)
- 1774John Wilbur, American religious leader, Quaker minister (d. 1856)
- 1868Henri Nathansen, Danish writer and stage director (d. 1944)
- 1871Lyonel Feininger, German-American painter and caricaturist (d. 1956)
- 1901Luigi Chinetti, Italian-American racecar driver and NART team owner (d. 1994)
- 1926Édouard Carpentier, French-born professional wrestler (d. 2010)
- 1944Carlos Alberto, Brazilian football player
- 1960Dawn Upshaw, American soprano
- 1961Jonathan Potts, Canadian actor
- 1975Paul Hinojos, American guitarist (At the Drive-In, The Mars Volta)
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