What happened this day in history July 17, 2009

What are the important events that happened on July 17, 2009? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

July 17, 2009: Facts & Myths About This Day

July 17, 2009 is the 198th day of the year 2009 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 167 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is July 4, 2009 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 346,608 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectaenneacontaoctagon’ day.

If a person born on this day saved a Dime every day starting at age 4, then by now that person has accumulated $392.80. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Cancer is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Ruby is the modern birthstone for this month. Ruby is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Ox is the mythical animal and Earth is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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July 17, 2009 Historical Events

  • 2009
    Jakarta double bombings at the JW Marriott and Ritz-Carlton Hotels killed 9 people including 4 foreigners.

Who died on July 17, 2009?

  • 2009
    Leszek Kołakowski, Polish philosopher (b. 1927)
  • 2009
    Walter Cronkite, American broadcast journalist (b. 1916)

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