June 17: Day of the Week
June 17, 2019 is the 168th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 197 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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)
- 1565Matsunaga Hisahide assassinates the 13th Ashikaga shogun, Ashikaga Yoshiteru.
- 1773Cúcuta, Colombia, is founded by Juana Rangel de Cuéllar.
- 1775American Revolutionary War: Colonists inflict heavy casualties on British forces while losing the Battle of Bunker Hill.
- 1863Battle of Aldie in the Gettysburg Campaign of the American Civil War.
- 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.
- 1939Last public guillotining in France: Eugen Weidmann, a convicted murderer, is guillotined in Versailles outside the Saint-Pierre prison
- 1940The three Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania fall under the occupation of the Soviet Union.
- 1948A Douglas DC-6 carrying United Airlines Flight 624 crashes near Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania, killing all 43 people on board.
- 1960The Nez Perce tribe is awarded $4 million for 7 e6acre of land undervalued at 4 cents/acre in the 1863 treaty.
- 1972Watergate 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.
Who were born on June 17?
- 1693Johann Georg Walch, German theologian (d. 1775)
- 1810Ferdinand Freiligrath, German writer (d. 1876)
- 1916Terry Gilkyson, American singer, lyricist and composer (d. 1999)
- 1923Elroy Hirsch, American football player (d. 2004)
- 1933Maurice Stokes, American basketball player (d. 1970)
- 1944Chris Spedding, British guitarist
- 1970Michael Showalter, American comedian
- 1978Kumiko Aso, Japanese actress
- 1980Jeph Jacques, American webcomic writer
- 1981Kyle Boller, American football player
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