June 17: Day of the Week
June 17, 2019 was the 168th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 197 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is lunes.
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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)
- 1497Battle of Deptford Bridge – forces under King Henry VII defeat troops led by Michael An Gof.
- 1565Matsunaga Hisahide assassinates the 13th Ashikaga shogun, Ashikaga Yoshiteru.
- 1775American Revolutionary War: Colonists inflict heavy casualties on British forces while losing the Battle of Bunker Hill.
- 1876Indian 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.
- 1877Indian Wars: Battle of White Bird Canyon – the Nez Perce defeat the U.S. Cavalry at White Bird Canyon in the Idaho Territory.
- 1885The Statue of Liberty arrives in New York Harbor.
- 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.
- 1944Iceland declares independence from Denmark and becomes a republic.
- 1963The 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.
- 1994Following a televised low-speed highway chase, O.J. Simpson is arrested for the murders of his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman.
Who were born on June 17?
- 1808Henrik Wergeland, Norwegian poet, playwright and linguist (d. 1845)
- 1914John Hersey, American writer and journalist (d. 1993)
- 1929Tigran Petrosian, Armenian chess player (d. 1984)
- 1942Mohamed ElBaradei, Egyptian IAEA director, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
- 1947George S. Clinton, American composer and musician
- 1955Gail Jones, Australian author
- 1964Rinaldo Capello, Italian racing driver
- 1970Stéphane Fiset, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1978Kumiko Aso, Japanese actress
- 1979Nick Rimando, American footballer
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