June 17: Day of the Week
June 17, 2021 is the 168th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 197 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.
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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)
- 1579Sir Francis Drake claims a land he calls Nova Albion (modern California) for England.
- 1789In France, the Third Estate declares itself the National Assembly.
- 1861Battle of Vienna, Virginia in the American Civil War.
- 1876Indian 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.
- 1885The Statue of Liberty arrives in New York Harbor.
- 1898The United States Navy Hospital Corps is established.
- 1910Aurel Vlaicu pilots a A. Vlaicu nr. 1 on its first flight.
- 1940The three Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania fall under the occupation of the Soviet Union.
- 1958The wooden roller coaster at Playland, which is in the Pacific National Exhibition, Vancouver, British Colombia, Canada opens. It is still open today.
- 1981Hyatt Regency walkway collapse: In the Hyatt Regency Hotel the 2nd and 4th floor walkways collapse crushing 144 people to death, this was the worst structural failure in the United States.
Who were born on June 17?
- 1898Carl Hermann, German physicist (d. 1961)
- 1918Ajahn Chah, Thai meditation master (d. 1992)
- 1920Setsuko Hara, Japanese actress
- 1927Martin Böttcher, German conductor
- 1944Randy Johnson, American football player (d. 2009)
- 1949Snakefinger, British-born guitarist, violinist, singer and songwriter (The Residents) (d. 1987)
- 1964Rinaldo Capello, Italian racing driver
- 1974Evangelia Psarra, Greek archer
- 1980Kimeru, Japanese singer
- 1982Marek Svatoš, Slovakian ice hockey player
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