July 17: Day of the Week
July 17, 2023 is the 198th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 167 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.
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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)
- 180Twelve inhabitants of Scillium in North Africa are executed for being Christians. This is the earliest record of Christianity in that part of the world.
- 1402Zhu Di, better known by his era name as the Yongle Emperor, assumes the throne over the Ming Dynasty of China.
- 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.
- 1917King 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.
- 1948The South Korean constitution is proclaimed.
- 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.
- 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.
- 1976History of East Timor: East Timor is annexed, and becomes the 27th province of Indonesia.
- 1979Nicaraguan president General Anastasio Somoza Debayle resigns and flees to Miami, Florida.
Who were born on July 17?
- 1839Ephraim Shay, American inventor (d. 1916)
- 1871Lyonel Feininger, German-American painter and caricaturist (d. 1956)
- 1917Red Sovine, American country music singer (d. 1980)
- 1946Alun Armstrong, English actor
- 1961Jonathan Potts, Canadian actor
- 1966Lou Barlow, American alternative rock singer and musician (Dinosaur Jr, Sebadoh)
- 1973Eric Moulds, American football player
- 1976Luke Bryan, American musician
- 1982Natasha Hamilton, British singer (Atomic Kitten)
- 1998Felipe Juan Froilán de Marichalar y de Borbón, Spanish royal
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