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Wednesday July 17, 2019

July 17: Day of the Week

July 17, 2019 was the 198th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 167 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.

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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.
  • 1402
    Zhu Di, better known by his era name as the Yongle Emperor, assumes the throne over the Ming Dynasty of China.
  • 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.
  • 1856
    The Great Train Wreck of 1856 in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, kills over 60 people.
  • 1899
    NEC Corporation is organized as the first Japanese joint venture with foreign capital.
  • 1938
    Douglas Corrigan takes off from Brooklyn to fly the “wrong way” to Ireland and becomes known as “Wrong Way” Corrigan.
  • 1976
    The opening of the Summer Olympics in Montreal is marred by 25 African teams boycotting the New Zealand team.
  • 1989
    First flight of the B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber.
  • 1998
    Papua 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.
  • 2007
    TAM 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?

  • 1870
    Charles Davidson Dunbar, British military piper (d. 1939)
  • 1932
    Hal Riney, American advertising executive (d. 2008)
  • 1935
    Diahann Carroll, American actor
  • 1954
    Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany
  • 1962
    Bill Sage, American actor
  • 1963
    Matti Nykänen, Finnish ski jumper
  • 1965
    Craig Morgan, American singer
  • 1966
    Sten Tolgfors, Swedish politician
  • 1974
    Andy Whitfield, Welsh actor (d. 2011)
  • 1978
    Katharine Towne, American actress

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