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Wednesday June 17, 2020

June 17: Day of the Week

June 17, 2020 is the 169th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 197 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.

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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.
  • 1775
    American Revolutionary War: Colonists inflict heavy casualties on British forces while losing the Battle of Bunker Hill.
  • 1876
    Indian 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.
  • 1901
    The College Board introduces its first standardized test, the forerunner to the SAT.
  • 1939
    Last public guillotining in France: Eugen Weidmann, a convicted murderer, is guillotined in Versailles outside the Saint-Pierre prison
  • 1940
    World War II: sinking of the RMS Lancastria by the Luftwaffe near Saint-Nazaire, France.
  • 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.
  • 1963
    The 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.

Who were born on June 17?

  • 1861
    Pete Browning, American baseball player (d. 1905)
  • 1910
    George Hees, Canadian politician (d. 1996)
  • 1920
    Setsuko Hara, Japanese actress
  • 1933
    Christian Ferras, French violinist (d. 1982)
  • 1944
    Chris Spedding, British guitarist
  • 1945
    Tommy Franks, American General
  • 1958
    Daniel McVicar, American actor
  • 1976
    Sven Nys, Belgian cyclo-cross rider
  • 1983
    Lee Ryan, British singer (Blue)
  • 1990
    Jordan Henderson, English footballer

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