July 17: Day of the Week
July 17, 2021 is the 198th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 167 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.
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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.
- 1402Zhu Di, better known by his era name as the Yongle Emperor, assumes the throne over the Ming Dynasty of China.
- 1762Catherine II becomes tsar of Russia upon the murder of Peter III of Russia.
- 1867Harvard School of Dental Medicine was established in Boston. It was the first dental school in the U.S.
- 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.
- 1944Port Chicago disaster: Near the San Francisco Bay, two ships laden with ammunition for the war explode in Port Chicago, California, killing 320.
- 1955Disneyland is dedicated and opened by Walt Disney in Anaheim, California.
- 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.
- 1976The opening of the Summer Olympics in Montreal is marred by 25 African teams boycotting the New Zealand team.
- 1998Papua 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.
Who were born on July 17?
- 1763John Jacob Astor, American businessman (d. 1848)
- 1839Ephraim Shay, American inventor (d. 1916)
- 1870Charles Davidson Dunbar, British military piper (d. 1939)
- 1901Bruno Jasieński, Polish poet (d. 1938)
- 1923John Cooper, English race car designer (d. 2000)
- 1929Sergei K. Godunov, Russian mathematician
- 1942Gale Garnett, Canadian singer
- 1960Kim Barnett, English cricketer
- 1974Andy Whitfield, Welsh actor (d. 2011)
- 1975Harlette, British Fashion Designer lingerie
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