This Day in History: According to the Gregorian calendar, June 17 is the 168th day of the year and the 169th day of a leap year.
On this day let’s see some important events and anniversaries. We have compiled a list of some monumental events that happened all around the world on 17 June as well as the birthdays of famous people.
Born on this day in 1973, Leander Paes is an Indian professional tennis player who is considered as one of the greatest doubles players in the history of the sport. Paes announced his retirement from professional tennis in 2020.
Leander Paes & Mahesh Bhupathi 🆚 Roger Federer & Yves Allegro!— Olympic Khel (@OlympicKhel) June 9, 2022
You don't want to miss out on this treasure from the Olympic archive box 🤩#Tennis | @Leander | @Maheshbhupathi | @rogerfederer pic.twitter.com/pOCjAFNJgM
On this day in 1631, Mumtaz Mahal who was the Empress consort of the Mughal Empire died. The Taj Mahal in Agra is cited as one of the Wonders of the World, was commissioned by her husband to act as her tomb.
most prominent of the Mughal queens whose death anniversary falls today, 17 June, Mumtaz Mahal, the queen with a wonder of the world built in her honour#tajmahal #mumtazmahal #History pic.twitter.com/C3PXfNcDTK— saparpunch(सप्रपंच) (@saparpunch) June 17, 2020
Every year on June 17, Desertification and Drought Day is observed to raise public awareness around international efforts to combat desertification. Every years theme and host country is chosen to commemorate the day.
The Youth for Great Green Wall Initiative in Collaboration with @_AfricanUnion, Cordially invites you to commemorate the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought— Global Env. & Climate Conservation Initiative (@GlobalECCI) June 16, 2022
Date: 17 June 2022
Time: 09:00 AM GMT+ 1
Kindly register in advance for this meeting:https://t.co/MBmhHYqeuq pic.twitter.com/z4QndavUjU
On this day in 1961, India's first jet aircraft, HAL HF-24 Marut took its first flight. It was a fighter-bomber aircraft.
HAL HF-24 Marut Rocket Assisted Take-off pic.twitter.com/Uwe6oy13Cv— Sandeep (@Sandeep_Mave) August 31, 2021
On this day in 1991, Bharat Ratna, India's highest award, was given to Rajiv Gandhi (Posthumous) (1944-1991)
In 1991, the GOI posthumously awarded Rajiv Gandhi the Bharat Ratna, the country's highest civilian award.— Niraj Kumar (@Nirajkumar___) May 21, 2021
@Allavaru @srinivasiyc @griglani #RememberingRajivGandhi
Thread (5/5) pic.twitter.com/fezZ3R2wtU
On this day in 1944, Iceland declared itself a republic. The Nordic island country had previously been included in the Norwegian and Danish monarchies. The republic's first President was Sveinn Björnsson.
Iceland declared itself a republic #OnThisDay in 1944.— World History (@Historycord) June 17, 2021
When German forces occupied Denmark in 1940, Iceland assumed control over its own foreign affairs and gradually moved toward complete independence from Denmark.#History #DENBEL #FM21 #ForDanmark #fmdk #island #Reykjavík pic.twitter.com/CJ8FQ9b1q7