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.
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.
- 1631Mumtaz Mahal dies during childbirth. Her husband, Mughal emperor Shah Jahan I, will spend the next 17 years building her mausoleum, the Taj Mahal.
- 1789In France, the Third Estate declares itself the National Assembly.
- 1861Battle of Vienna, Virginia in the American Civil War.
- 1933Union Station Massacre: in Kansas City, Missouri, four FBI agents and captured fugitive Frank Nash are gunned down by gangsters attempting to free Nash.
- 1940World War II: sinking of the RMS Lancastria by the Luftwaffe near Saint-Nazaire, France.
- 1953East Germany Workers Uprising: in East Germany, the Soviet Union orders a division of troops into East Berlin to quell a rebellion.
- 1960The Nez Perce tribe is awarded $4 million for 7 e6acre of land undervalued at 4 cents/acre in the 1863 treaty.
- 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.
- 1971President Richard Nixon declares the U.S. War on Drugs.
Who were born on June 17?
- 1268Lord Borchard de Herle, English diplomat (d. 1305)
- 1818Sophie of Württemberg, Queen of the Netherlands (d. 1877)
- 1832Sir William Crookes, English physicist and chemist (d. 1919)
- 1867Flora Finch, British-American silent-film comedienne (d. 1940)
- 1898Carl Hermann, German physicist (d. 1961)
- 1907Charles Eames, American designer and architect (d. 1978)
- 1955Gail Jones, Australian author
- 1972Sebastian White, English drummer (Oasis)
- 1980Venus Williams, American tennis player
- 1981Shane Watson, Australian cricketer
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