June 17, 2023 was the 168th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 197 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.
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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.
June 17 Historical Event(s)
Vlad III the Impaler attempts to assassinate Mehmed II (The Night Attack) forcing him to retreat from Wallachia.
Sir Francis Drake claims a land he calls Nova Albion (modern California) for England.
Battle of Aldie in the Gettysburg Campaign of the American Civil War.
Indian Wars: Battle of the Rosebud – 1,500 Sioux and Cheyenne led by Crazy Horse beat back General George Crook’s forces at Rosebud Creek in Montana Territory.
The College Board introduces its first standardized test, the forerunner to the SAT.
Union Station Massacre: in Kansas City, Missouri, four FBI agents and captured fugitive Frank Nash are gunned down by gangsters attempting to free Nash.
A Douglas DC-6 carrying United Airlines Flight 624 crashes near Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania, killing all 43 people on board.
East Germany Workers Uprising: in East Germany, the Soviet Union orders a division of troops into East Berlin to quell a rebellion.
The Nez Perce tribe is awarded $4 million for 7 e6acre of land undervalued at 4 cents/acre in the 1863 treaty.
Following a televised low-speed highway chase, O.J. Simpson is arrested for the murders of his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman.
Who were born on June 17?
George Howard, British field marshal (d. 1796)
William Hooper, American signer of the United States Declaration of Independence (d. 1790)
Charles Eames, American designer and architect (d. 1978)
Chris Spedding, British guitarist
Art Bell, American radio broadcaster and author
Dermontti Dawson, American football player
Jason Patric, American actor
Chloe Jones, American pornographic actress (d. 2005)
Rafael Sóbis, Brazilian footballer
Andrew Ogilvy, Australian basketball player
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