On This Day

June 17, 2019 in History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in History

Historic Event

Activist Joshua Wong calls on Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam to resign after leaving prison amid street protests the day before of over 2 million people.

Activist Joshua Wong
Joshua Wong
  • Former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi dies after collapsing during a court appearance in Cairo
  • Mayor of Phoenix, Arizona, Kate Gallego apologies for local police threatening to shoot African American family after their four-year shoplifted a doll

Deaths in History

  • Gloria Vanderbilt, American fashion designer, artist, heiress and socialite, dies at 95
  • Mohamed Morsi, Egyptian politician, President of Egypt (2012-13), leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, dies at 67
2019 in History