On This Day

June 17, 2020 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

  • First major breakthrough in treating coronavirus COVID-19 using steroid dexamethasone announced by Oxford University
  • Former police officer who shot Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta charged with his murder and aggravated assault

Deaths in History

  • Paulinho Paiakan, Brazilian indigenous chief (led Kayapó people against Belo Monte dam), dies of COVID-19 at about 65