June is the sixth month of the year in our modern-day Gregorian calendar. In older versions of the ancient Roman calendar, June was the fourth month of the year. It became the sixth month when January and February were added to the calendar. It is the month that has the most amount of daylight hours of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and shortest amount of daylight hours in the Southern hemisphere.
According to Gregory calendar, the day number 365 in a year and if it is a leap year then the day number is 366. June 17 has its own special significance in India and world history.
There are 30 days in June and it does not start or end on the same day of the week as any other month.
Another belief is that the month’s name comes from the Latin work iuniores which means “younger ones”.
Here you will find some important events that happened today in Indian and world History on June 17. Read on to know more about this day.
List of Important Historical events of 17 June:
- 1609: Netherlands, England and France sign 12-year contracts.
- 1632: Mumtaz Mahal, wife of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, died.
- 1734: French troops capture Philipsburg in the Rhine.
- 1745: American colonies capture Cape Breton Island from Louisbourg, Frank.
- 1773: Cucaca, Colombia, founded by Juana Rangel de Cuellar.
- 1775: In the Battle of Bunker Hill, the Britis army defeated the Continental Army of Nena America but suffered heavy losses. The Continental Army quickly reorganized itself and the struggle for internal independence continued.
- 1856: The Republican Party holds its first national conference in Philadelphia.
- 1858: Rani Laxmibai of Jhansi, the heroine of the Indian freedom struggle of 1857, was martyred.
- 1885: France’s Statue of Liberty arrives at New York harbor.
- 1885: Statue of Liberty brought to New York Harbor.
- 1936: Heinrich Himmler is appointed chief of the German police.
- 1950: Egypt, Lebanon, Syria and Saudi Arabia sign security pacts.
- 1967: China becomes the fourth country in the world to be endowed with hydrogen bombs.
- 1970: Kidney transplant operation was first performed in Chicago.
- 1981: 14 people killed in a clash between Muslims and Christians in Cairo, Egypt.
- 1985: John Hendricks started the Discovery Channel in the United States.
- 1994: FIFA World Cup football begins in Chicago.
- 2015: Nine people were killed by gunfire at a church in South Carolina, US.