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Thursday June 17, 2021

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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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.
  • 1497
    Battle of Deptford Bridge – forces under King Henry VII defeat troops led by Michael An Gof.
  • 1773
    Cúcuta, Colombia, is founded by Juana Rangel de Cuéllar.
  • 1930
    U.S. President Herbert Hoover signs the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act into law.
  • 1940
    World War II: sinking of the RMS Lancastria by the Luftwaffe near Saint-Nazaire, France.
  • 1940
    World War II: the British Army’s 11th Hussars assault and take Fort Capuzzo in Libya, Africa from Italian forces.
  • 1958
    The Ironworkers Memorial Second Narrows Crossing, in the process of being built to connect Vancouver and North Vancouver (Canada), collapses into the Burrard Inlet killing many of the ironworkers and injuring others.
  • 1958
    The wooden roller coaster at Playland, which is in the Pacific National Exhibition, Vancouver, British Colombia, Canada opens. It is still open today.
  • 1960
    The Nez Perce tribe is awarded $4 million for 7 e6acre of land undervalued at 4 cents/acre in the 1863 treaty.
  • 1991
    Apartheid: the South African Parliament repeals the Population Registration Act which required racial classification of all South Africans at birth.

Who were born on June 17?

  • 1810
    Ferdinand Freiligrath, German writer (d. 1876)
  • 1818
    Sophie of Württemberg, Queen of the Netherlands (d. 1877)
  • 1880
    Carl Van Vechten, American writer and photographer (d. 1964)
  • 1882
    Adolphus Frederick VI, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg (d. 1918)
  • 1930
    Brian Statham, English cricketer (d. 2000)
  • 1936
    Ken Loach, British film director
  • 1947
    Paul Young, English singer and percussionist (Sad Café, Mike + The Mechanics) (d. 2000)
  • 1958
    Jon Leibowitz, American government official
  • 1965
    Dan Jansen, American speed skater
  • 1970
    Will Forte, American writer, actor and comedian

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