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Wednesday June 17, 2020

June 17: Day of the Week

June 17, 2020 was the 169th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 197 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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.

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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)

  • 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.
  • 1775
    American Revolutionary War: Colonists inflict heavy casualties on British forces while losing the Battle of Bunker Hill.
  • 1789
    In France, the Third Estate declares itself the National Assembly.
  • 1861
    Battle of Vienna, Virginia in the American Civil War.
  • 1863
    Battle of Aldie in the Gettysburg Campaign of the American Civil War.
  • 1930
    U.S. President Herbert Hoover signs the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act into law.
  • 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.
  • 1948
    A Douglas DC-6 carrying United Airlines Flight 624 crashes near Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania, killing all 43 people on board.
  • 1960
    The Nez Perce tribe is awarded $4 million for 7 e6acre of land undervalued at 4 cents/acre in the 1863 treaty.
  • 1992
    A “joint understanding” agreement on arms reduction is signed by U.S. President George Bush and Russian President Boris Yeltsin (this would be later codified in START II).

Who were born on June 17?

  • 1268
    Lord Borchard de Herle, English diplomat (d. 1305)
  • 1714
    Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten, German philosopher (d. 1762)
  • 1818
    Charles Gounod, French composer (d. 1893)
  • 1858
    Ebenezer Sumner Draper, 44th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1914)
  • 1915
    David “Stringbean” Akeman, American actor and country music banjo player (d. 1973)
  • 1918
    Ajahn Chah, Thai meditation master (d. 1992)
  • 1936
    Ken Loach, British film director
  • 1944
    Randy Johnson, American football player (d. 2009)
  • 1971
    Mildred Fox, Irish politician
  • 1987
    Kendrick Lamar, Rapper

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