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Monday June 17, 2019

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 French then this day of the week in French is lundi.

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Here’s the June calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

June 2019
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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)

  • 1497
    Battle of Deptford Bridge – forces under King Henry VII defeat troops led by Michael An Gof.
  • 1861
    Battle of Vienna, Virginia in the American Civil War.
  • 1885
    The Statue of Liberty arrives in New York Harbor.
  • 1940
    The three Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania fall under the occupation of the Soviet Union.
  • 1940
    World War II: sinking of the RMS Lancastria by the Luftwaffe near Saint-Nazaire, France.
  • 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.
  • 1971
    President Richard Nixon declares the U.S. War on Drugs.
  • 1972
    Watergate scandal: five White House operatives are arrested for burglarizing the offices of the Democratic National Committee, in an attempt by some members of the Republican party to illegally wiretap the opposition.
  • 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?

  • 1714
    Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten, German philosopher (d. 1762)
  • 1818
    Sophie of Württemberg, Queen of the Netherlands (d. 1877)
  • 1882
    Adolphus Frederick VI, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg (d. 1918)
  • 1910
    Red Foley, American musician (d. 1968)
  • 1920
    François Jacob, French biologist, Nobel laureate
  • 1942
    Mohamed ElBaradei, Egyptian IAEA director, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
  • 1944
    Bill Rafferty, American comedian and impressionist
  • 1967
    Eric Stefani, American keyboardist, songwriter (No Doubt) and cartoon animator
  • 1973
    Christian Claudio, Puerto Rican business consultant
  • 1984
    John Gallagher, Jr., American actor

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