June 17

June 17 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances

2017 Daily Holidays that fall on June 17, include:

  • Eat All Your Veggies Day 
  • National Apple Strudel Day 
  • National Hollerin' Contest Day - June 17, 2017 (Third Saturday in June)
  • Polar Bear Swim - June 17, 2017 (Nome, AK)
  • Stewarts Root Beer Day 
  • World Day to Combat Desertification & Drought 
  • World Juggling Day - June 17, 2017 (Saturday closest to the 15th)
  • Worldwide Knit (and Crochet) in Public Day - June 17, 2017

2017 Weekly Holidays that include June 17, are:

  • Dollars Against Diabetes Days - June 17-18, 2017 (Father's Day Weekend)
  • National Automotive Service Professional Week - June 11-17, 2017 (Week with June 12th in it)
  • National Flag Week - June 11-17, 2017 (The Week that starts with June 9th, so it includes June 14th - Flag Day)
  • National Hermit Week - June 13-20 
  • National Little League Baseball Week - June 12-18, 2017 (Week beginning on the Second Monday in June)
  • National Nursing Assistants Week - June 15-22, 2017
  • Ramadan - Evening of May 26, 2017 - Evening of June 25, 2017 (Dates may vary depending on location) - (Muslim Holiday)
  • Worldwide Knit (and Crotchet) in Public Week - June 11-19, 2016

2017 Monthly Holidays that include June 17, are:

There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our June Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of June.

NOTE:

  1. A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
  2. If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.


World Festivals and Events

  • Vivid Sydney - May 26 - June 17, 2017 located in Sydney, Australia is where art, technology, and commerce intersect, and is an event of light, music, and ideas. Featuring outdoor lighting sculptures, cutting edge contemporary music, and the illumination of the Sydney Opera House. Check out our Holidays in Australia page!
  • Expo 2017 - Universal Exposition held between June 10 and September 10, 2017 in Astana, Kazakhstan.
  • US Open Golf Championship - June 15-18, 2017
  • America's Cup - Finals: June 17-18, 2017 and June 24-27, 2017 

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for June 17 is Gemini.


Birth Flower of the Month

The Birth Flower(s) for the Month of June are:

  • The Rose which is the most popular flower in the world, symbolizes love and appreciation!
  • Honesuckle which signifies a strong symbol for the everlasting bonds of love.

Birthstone

The Birthstone(s) for June is:

  • Pearls which have been popular in jewelry for centuries because of their natural beauty.
  • Alexandrite gemstones are extremely rate and change color based on the lighting
  • Moonstone


Famous Birthdays

  • 1903 - Ruth Graves Wakefield, American chef who created the chocolate chip cookie (d. 1977)
  • 1904 - Ralph Bellamy, American actor and singer (d. 1991)
  • 1943 - Newt Gingrich, American politician and 58th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
  • 1943 - Barry Manilow, American singer, songwriter, and producer
  • 1963 - Greg Kinnear, American actor and producer (As Good As It Gets, Heaven is For Real)
  • 1965 - Dan Jansen, American speed skater (1994 Winter Olympics Gold Medalist)
  • 1966 - Jason Patric, American actor (Your Friends and Neighbors, Geronimo)


Famous Deaths

  • 1986 - Kate Smith, American singer (Best known for God Bless
    America) (b. 1907)
  • 2008 - Cyd Charisse, American actress and dancer (b. 1922)


Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1950 - U.S. Attorney General Robert Kennedy marries Ethel Kennedy
  • 1962 - Actor Jack Nicholson marries Sandra Knight
  • 1983 - Singer and Actor Glenn Frey (Eagles) marries Janie Beggs
  • 1997 - Actor Robert De Niro marries Actress Grace Hightower


Quote of the Day

Just do something!

Just Do Something! Wake up each morning with a purpose - move in the direction of your dreams, accomplish a goal, spend time with family, help another in need. Just Do Something to help this world be a better place to live!


Recipe of the Day or a
Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day

Info. to come shortly!


This Day in History

  • 1579 - Sir Francis Drake lands on the coast of California at Drakes Bay, names it "New Albion" and claims it for England
  • 1631 - Mumtaz Mahal dies during childbirth and her husband Mughal emperor Shah Jahan I spends the next 17 years building her tomb, the Taj Mahal
  • 1775 - Colonists lose the Battle of Bunker Hill during the American Revolutionary War
  • 1839 - In Hawaii, Kamehameha III issues the Edict of Toleration which gives Roman Catholics the freedom to worship in the Hawaiian Islands. The Hawaii Catholic Church and the Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace are established after that.
  • 1876 - The Battle of the Rosebud occurs during the American Indian Wars when one thousand five hundred Sioux and Cheyenne Indians let by Crazy Horse beat General George Crook's forces at Rosebud Creek in the Montana Territory.
  • 1885 - The Statue of Liberty arrives in New York Harbor from France
  • 1898 - The United States Navy Hospital Corps is established
  • 1901 - The forerunner to the SAT is introduced when the College Board introduces its first standardized test
  • 1929 - A 7.8 magnitude earthquake hits the town of Murchison, New Zealand killing 17.
  • 1930 - the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act is signed into law by U.S. President Herbert Hoover
  • 1940 - During World War II, the RMS Lancastria is attacked and sunk by the Luftwaffe near Saint-Nazaire, France with 3,000 killed
  • 1963 - The U.S. Supreme Court rules 8-1 against requiring the reciting of Bible  verses and the Lord's Prayer in public schools
  • 1967 - The People's Republic of China announce a successful test of its first thermonuclear bomb
  • 1971 - U.S. President Richard Nixon declares the U.S. War on Drugs
  • 1972 - During the Watergate scandal, five White House operatives are arrested for burglarizing the Democratic Party Headquarters
  • 1994 - LA cops chase O.J. Simpson in his Ford Bronco for 1 1/2 hours before he gives up and is arrested for the murders of his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman
  • 2015 - A mass shooting occurs in Charleston, South Carolina at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church where nine people are killed

This Day in Music

  • 1967 - Carrie Anne is released by The Hollies
  • 1977 - Steve Winwood releases his debut solo album, named Steve Winwood
  • 1978 - Shadow Dancing by Andy Gibb hits #1
  • 1997 - The Legend of Chin, the debut album by Switchfoot is released
  • 1997 - Floored by Sugar Ray is released and includes their hit Fly (video below)
  • 2008 - Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace by The Offspring is released
  • 2016 - The Getaway by the Red Hot Chili Peppers is released


This Day in Sports

  • 1960 - Ted Williams his his 500th HR
  • 1962 - Jack Nicklaus shoots a 283 during the 62nd US Golf Open

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

Postilion (noun)

1. A rider mounted on the near, leading horse pulling a carriage who guides the team.

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