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Thursday June 17, 2021

June 17: Day of the Week

June 17, 2021 was the 168th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 197 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.

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

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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)

  • 1565
    Matsunaga Hisahide assassinates the 13th Ashikaga shogun, Ashikaga Yoshiteru.
  • 1775
    American Revolutionary War: Colonists inflict heavy casualties on British forces while losing the Battle of Bunker Hill.
  • 1861
    Battle of Vienna, Virginia in the American Civil War.
  • 1901
    The College Board introduces its first standardized test, the forerunner to the SAT.
  • 1910
    Aurel Vlaicu pilots a A. Vlaicu nr. 1 on its first flight.
  • 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.
  • 1944
    Iceland declares independence from Denmark and becomes a republic.
  • 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.
  • 1992
    A “joint understanding” agreement on arms reduction is signed by U.S. President George Bush and Russian President Boris Yeltsin (this would be later codified in START II).

Who were born on June 17?

  • 1714
    César-François Cassini de Thury, French astronomer (d. 1784)
  • 1903
    Ruth Wakefield, American cook and hotelier (d. 1977)
  • 1909
    Ralph E. Winters, Canadian film editor (d. 2004)
  • 1910
    Red Foley, American musician (d. 1968)
  • 1957
    Jack Wouterse, Dutch actor
  • 1968
    Julie Miller, Hawaiian triathlete
  • 1970
    Stéphane Fiset, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1971
    Paulina Rubio, Mexican singer
  • 1975
    Joshua Leonard, American actor
  • 1978
    Isabelle Delobel, French ice dancer

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