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Friday June 17, 2022

June 17: Day of the Week

June 17, 2022 was the 168th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 197 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.

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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)

  • 1579
    Sir Francis Drake claims a land he calls Nova Albion (modern California) for England.
  • 1631
    Mumtaz Mahal dies during childbirth. Her husband, Mughal emperor Shah Jahan I, will spend the next 17 years building her mausoleum, the Taj Mahal.
  • 1775
    American Revolutionary War: Colonists inflict heavy casualties on British forces while losing the Battle of Bunker Hill.
  • 1789
    In France, the Third Estate declares itself the National Assembly.
  • 1901
    The College Board introduces its first standardized test, the forerunner to the SAT.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1987
    With the death of the last individual of the species, the Dusky Seaside Sparrow becomes extinct.

Who were born on June 17?

  • 1691
    Giovanni Paolo Pannini, Italian painter and architect (d. 1765)
  • 1704
    John Kay, English inventor (d. 1780)
  • 1742
    William Hooper, American signer of the United States Declaration of Independence (d. 1790)
  • 1929
    Tigran Petrosian, Armenian chess player (d. 1984)
  • 1930
    Brian Statham, English cricketer (d. 2000)
  • 1947
    Paul Young, English singer and percussionist (Sad Café, Mike + The Mechanics) (d. 2000)
  • 1959
    Nikos Stavropoulos, Greek basketball player
  • 1970
    Michael Showalter, American comedian
  • 1975
    Joshua Leonard, American actor
  • 1977
    Mark Tauscher, American football player

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