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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.
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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)
- 1462Vlad III the Impaler attempts to assassinate Mehmed II (The Night Attack) forcing him to retreat from Wallachia.
- 1565Matsunaga Hisahide assassinates the 13th Ashikaga shogun, Ashikaga Yoshiteru.
- 1773Cúcuta, Colombia, is founded by Juana Rangel de Cuéllar.
- 1861Battle of Vienna, Virginia in the American Civil War.
- 1930U.S. President Herbert Hoover signs the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act into law.
- 1932Bonus Army: around a thousand World War I veterans amass at the United States Capitol as the U.S. Senate considers a bill that would give them certain benefits.
- 1940The three Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania fall under the occupation of the Soviet Union.
- 1953East Germany Workers Uprising: in East Germany, the Soviet Union orders a division of troops into East Berlin to quell a rebellion.
- 1971President Richard Nixon declares the U.S. War on Drugs.
- 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?
- 1704John Kay, English inventor (d. 1780)
- 1903Ruth Wakefield, American cook and hotelier (d. 1977)
- 1918Ajahn Chah, Thai meditation master (d. 1992)
- 1933Maurice Stokes, American basketball player (d. 1970)
- 1946Peter Rosei, Austrian writer
- 1958Bobby Farrelly, American film director
- 1962Michael Monroe, Finnish singer (Hanoi Rocks)
- 1968Julie Miller, Hawaiian triathlete
- 1978James Corden, English actor and comedian
- 1990Jordan Henderson, English footballer
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