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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 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.

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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)

  • 1462
    Vlad III the Impaler attempts to assassinate Mehmed II (The Night Attack) forcing him to retreat from Wallachia.
  • 1565
    Matsunaga Hisahide assassinates the 13th Ashikaga shogun, Ashikaga Yoshiteru.
  • 1773
    Cúcuta, Colombia, is founded by Juana Rangel de Cuéllar.
  • 1861
    Battle of Vienna, Virginia in the American Civil War.
  • 1930
    U.S. President Herbert Hoover signs the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act into law.
  • 1932
    Bonus 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.
  • 1940
    The three Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania fall under the occupation of the Soviet Union.
  • 1953
    East Germany Workers Uprising: in East Germany, the Soviet Union orders a division of troops into East Berlin to quell a rebellion.
  • 1971
    President Richard Nixon declares the U.S. War on Drugs.
  • 1981
    Hyatt 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?

  • 1704
    John Kay, English inventor (d. 1780)
  • 1903
    Ruth Wakefield, American cook and hotelier (d. 1977)
  • 1918
    Ajahn Chah, Thai meditation master (d. 1992)
  • 1933
    Maurice Stokes, American basketball player (d. 1970)
  • 1946
    Peter Rosei, Austrian writer
  • 1958
    Bobby Farrelly, American film director
  • 1962
    Michael Monroe, Finnish singer (Hanoi Rocks)
  • 1968
    Julie Miller, Hawaiian triathlete
  • 1978
    James Corden, English actor and comedian
  • 1990
    Jordan Henderson, English footballer

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