Ephemeris of June 17: What is celebrated today in Mexico and the world?

A day like today, but from 1972, fifty years ago, the political scandal of the Watergate, after five men were arrested for trying to spy on the building of that name, headquarters of the Democratic Party in Washington. The following day it is published by The Washington Post without knowing the scope, but the case would end the presidency of Richard Nixon. Also in 1985, NASA’s Discovery shuttle placed the first Mexican satellite, Morelos I, into orbit. Day to Combat Desertification and Drought. These are the ephemeris of this June day and the Catholic saints.

Other ephemeris of today June 17

1821.- Martín Miguel de Güemes dies, one of the heroes of the independence of Argentina, a country that today celebrates the Day of Passage to Immortality of this general.

1866.- After the triumph of the Republicans in Santa Gertrudis, President Benito Juárez establishes his government in Chihuahua.

1885.- The Statue of Liberty arrives in the port of New York.

1911.- Nearly 50,000 suffragettes demonstrate in London to claim the female vote.

1920.- The painter Sorolla suffers from hemiplegia while painting in his studio in Madrid.

1928.- The American aviator Amelia Earthart, accompanied by the pilot W. Stutz, crosses the Atlantic Ocean, the first woman to do so, a feat that she will achieve alone on May 20, 1932.

1939.- Last guillotined in public in France, the serial killer Eugen Weidmann.

1940.- World War II: Soviet troops dominate Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.

1944.- Iceland becomes independent from Denmark.

1950.- First successful kidney transplant in a hospital in Chicago (USA).

1953.- Insurrection of workers in East Berlin against the government of the German Democratic Republic, with a balance of a hundred dead.

1961.- Russian dancer Rudolf Nureyev runs off the runway at La Bourget airport in Paris and avoids returning to Moscow.

1967.- China explodes its first hydrogen bomb test.

1982.- General Leopoldo Galtieri resigns as head of the Army after Argentina’s defeat in the Malvinas War.

1983.- The Mexican Juan Rulfo wins the Prince of Asturias Award for Letters.

1985.- Mexico launches Morelos I, the country’s first artificial satellite.

1991.- The Parliament of South Africa repeals the “apartheid” or system of racial segregation.

1992.- The American president, George Bush, and the Russian president, Boris Yeltsin, sign the historic Cooperation and Friendship Agreements on the reduction of their nuclear arsenals.

1994.- The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification is adopted.

2001.- Seventy inmates star in a historic escape from the high security prison in Escuintla (Guatemala), known as “Hell”. Five prisoners die.

– Simeon II wins the elections in Bulgaria after 50 years of exile in Spain.

2008.- Norway, first Nordic country and sixth in the world to legalize gay marriage.

2011.- The figure of the King of Morocco, Mohamed VI, goes from “sacred” to “inviolable”.

– Retired General Rafael López Fuentes arrested, accused of genocide during the Guatemalan armed conflict (1960-1996).

2013.- Monsoon rains in India leave more than 800 dead and 2,000 missing in one week.

2018.- Spain welcomes the “Aquarius” in the port of Valencia with 629 immigrants on board after being rejected by Italy and Malta.

2018.- The lawyer Iván Duque is invested as president of Colombia.

2019.- Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard announces the detention of almost 800 migrants hidden in trucks, within the new immigration control plan agreed with the United States.

– Felipe VI receives the Order of the Garter, the highest British distinction.

2020.- The statues of Christopher Columbus and Queen Elizabeth are removed from the rotunda of the California Capitol (United States).

2021.- US President Joe Biden declares June 19, known as “Juneteenth”, a national holiday to commemorate the end of slavery.

– The west coast of the United States suffers a heat wave with temperatures of more than 50 degrees.


1882.- Igor Stravinsky, Russian musician.

1914.- Julián Marías, Spanish philosopher and essayist.

1936.- Ken Loach, British filmmaker.

1942.- Mohamed ElBaradei, Egyptian politician, Nobel Peace Prize.

1943.- Barry Manilow, American singer.

1947.- Paul Young, British singer.

1973.- Paulina Rubio, Mexican singer.

1980.- Venus Williams, American tennis player.


1905.- Máximo Gómez, hero of Cuban independence.

1986.- Kate Smith, American singer.

2007.- Gianfranco Ferré, Italian dressmaker.

2008.- Cyd Charisse, American dancer and actress.

2009.- Ralf Dahrendorf, British-German sociologist and politician.

2015.- Suleiman Demirel, former president of Turkey.

2019.- Mohamed Mursi, former president of Egypt.

2021.- Kenneth Kaunda, first president of Zambia.

catholic saints

  • Saint Teresa of Portugal
  • Saint Albert Chmielowski
  • Saint Antidius of Besançon
  • Saint Avitus of Orleans
  • Saint Gondulf of Bourges
  • San Herveo
  • Saint Himerius of Amelia
  • Saint Hypatius of Bithynia
  • San Isaurus
  • Saint Peter Gives
  • Saint Rainier of Pisa
  • Blessed Philip Pappon
  • Blessed Pablo Burali of Arezzo
  • Blessed Pedro Gambacorta

These were the ephemeris of what happened on June 17 in Mexico and the world and the Catholic saints.

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Ephemeris of June 17: What is celebrated today in Mexico and the world?