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Sunday June 17, 2018

June 17: Day of the Week

June 17, 2018 was the 168th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 197 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.

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Here’s the June calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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)

  • 1565
    Matsunaga Hisahide assassinates the 13th Ashikaga shogun, Ashikaga Yoshiteru.
  • 1631
    Mumtaz Mahal dies during childbirth. Her husband, Mughal emperor Shah Jahan I, will spend the next 17 years building her mausoleum, the Taj Mahal.
  • 1789
    In France, the Third Estate declares itself the National Assembly.
  • 1861
    Battle of Vienna, Virginia in the American Civil War.
  • 1933
    Union Station Massacre: in Kansas City, Missouri, four FBI agents and captured fugitive Frank Nash are gunned down by gangsters attempting to free Nash.
  • 1940
    World War II: sinking of the RMS Lancastria by the Luftwaffe near Saint-Nazaire, France.
  • 1953
    East Germany Workers Uprising: in East Germany, the Soviet Union orders a division of troops into East Berlin to quell a rebellion.
  • 1960
    The Nez Perce tribe is awarded $4 million for 7 e6acre of land undervalued at 4 cents/acre in the 1863 treaty.
  • 1963
    The 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.
  • 1971
    President Richard Nixon declares the U.S. War on Drugs.

Who were born on June 17?

  • 1268
    Lord Borchard de Herle, English diplomat (d. 1305)
  • 1818
    Sophie of Württemberg, Queen of the Netherlands (d. 1877)
  • 1832
    Sir William Crookes, English physicist and chemist (d. 1919)
  • 1867
    Flora Finch, British-American silent-film comedienne (d. 1940)
  • 1898
    Carl Hermann, German physicist (d. 1961)
  • 1907
    Charles Eames, American designer and architect (d. 1978)
  • 1955
    Gail Jones, Australian author
  • 1972
    Sebastian White, English drummer (Oasis)
  • 1980
    Venus Williams, American tennis player
  • 1981
    Shane Watson, Australian cricketer

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