June 17: Day of the Week
June 17, 2020 is the 169th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 197 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.
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Here’s the June calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Gemini is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Pearl is the modern birthstone for this month. Moonstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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June 17 Historical Event(s)
- 1565Matsunaga Hisahide assassinates the 13th Ashikaga shogun, Ashikaga Yoshiteru.
- 1579Sir Francis Drake claims a land he calls Nova Albion (modern California) for England.
- 1775American Revolutionary War: Colonists inflict heavy casualties on British forces while losing the Battle of Bunker Hill.
- 1863Battle of Aldie in the Gettysburg Campaign of the American Civil War.
- 1877Indian Wars: Battle of White Bird Canyon – the Nez Perce defeat the U.S. Cavalry at White Bird Canyon in the Idaho Territory.
- 1910Aurel Vlaicu pilots a A. Vlaicu nr. 1 on its first flight.
- 1932Bonus Army: around a thousand World War I veterans amass at the United States Capitol as the U.S. Senate considers a bill that would give them certain benefits.
- 1940World War II: sinking of the RMS Lancastria by the Luftwaffe near Saint-Nazaire, France.
- 1963A day after South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem announced the Joint Communique to end the Buddhist crisis, a riot involving around 2,000 people breaks out. One person is killed.
- 1963The United States Supreme Court rules 8 to 1 in Abington School District v. Schempp against allowing the reciting of Bible verses and the Lord’s Prayer in public schools.
Who were born on June 17?
- 1867Henry Lawson, Australian poet (d. 1922)
- 1882Igor Stravinsky, Russian composer (d. 1971)
- 1898Harry Patch, British supercentenarian (d. 2009)
- 1931John Baldessari, American conceptual artist
- 1946Peter Rosei, Austrian writer
- 1969Paul Tergat, Kenyan long distance runner
- 1975Jennifer Irwin, Canadian actress
- 1981Shane Watson, Australian cricketer
- 1987Kendrick Lamar, Rapper
- 1988Stephanie Rice, Australian swimmer
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