June 17th is the 168th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. On this day, Sir Francis Drake lands on coast of California at Drakes Bay, names it "New Albion", Mumtaz Mahal dies, her husband, Mughal emperor Shah Jahan I, then spends more than 20 years building her tomb, the Taj Mahal, and Charles Goodyear obtains his 1st rubber patent. Famous birthdays include, Venus Williams, Tory Burch, and Newt Gingrich. Today is National Eat Your Vegetables Day.
We have 2 holidays listed for June 17.