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Thursday June 17, 2021

June 17: Day of the Week

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

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.

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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)

  • 1579
    Sir Francis Drake claims a land he calls Nova Albion (modern California) for England.
  • 1789
    In France, the Third Estate declares itself the National Assembly.
  • 1861
    Battle of Vienna, Virginia in the American Civil War.
  • 1876
    Indian 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.
  • 1885
    The Statue of Liberty arrives in New York Harbor.
  • 1898
    The United States Navy Hospital Corps is established.
  • 1910
    Aurel Vlaicu pilots a A. Vlaicu nr. 1 on its first flight.
  • 1940
    The three Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania fall under the occupation of the Soviet Union.
  • 1958
    The wooden roller coaster at Playland, which is in the Pacific National Exhibition, Vancouver, British Colombia, Canada opens. It is still open today.
  • 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.

Who were born on June 17?

  • 1898
    Carl Hermann, German physicist (d. 1961)
  • 1918
    Ajahn Chah, Thai meditation master (d. 1992)
  • 1920
    Setsuko Hara, Japanese actress
  • 1927
    Martin Böttcher, German conductor
  • 1944
    Randy Johnson, American football player (d. 2009)
  • 1949
    Snakefinger, British-born guitarist, violinist, singer and songwriter (The Residents) (d. 1987)
  • 1964
    Rinaldo Capello, Italian racing driver
  • 1974
    Evangelia Psarra, Greek archer
  • 1980
    Kimeru, Japanese singer
  • 1982
    Marek Svatoš, Slovakian ice hockey player

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