Anniversaries of June 17: what is commemorated?

Find out today’s anniversaries, June 17. What are the most important events that are remembered.


Today’s anniversaries, June 17. As is customary, various special dates are commemorated around the world and also in Argentina, such as Passage to Immortality by Martín Miguel de Güemes. Therefore, we tell you which are the most important anniversaries of the day.

Photo: Step to Immortality of Martín Miguel de Güemes: why it is commemorated tomorrow, June 17

Anniversary of June 17: what is commemorated today?

  • 1821 – MARTÍN M. DE GÜEMES. At the age of 36, the soldier and politician Martín Miguel de Güemes, governor of Salta and leader of the gaucho militias who fought to prevent the advance of the Spanish to the north of the country during the War, died in the Salta town of Cañada de la Horqueta. of Argentine Independence.
  • 1950 – RUTH TUCKER. American Ruth Tucker becomes the first person to receive an organ transplant: a team of surgeons led by Richard Lawler implanted a kidney in a hospital in the city of Chicago (Illinois, USA). Tucker died five years later of heart disease.
  • 1971 – PAULINA RUBIO. The Mexican singer, actress and model Paulina Rubio Dosamantes, one of the most popular Latin artists, was born in Mexico City. She has sold more than 15 million albums and has won more than 65 awards.
  • 1976 – PACO URONDO. The writer, journalist, poet and political activist Francisco “Paco” Urondo is murdered at the age of 46 in the Mendoza city of Guaymallén by repressive forces of the last civil-military dictatorship.
  • 1991 – RACIAL SEGREGATION. The South African Parliament puts an end to the “apartheid” regime, thereby beginning to dismantle the legal system that had discriminated against the majority black population since 1948. The change was promoted by President Frederik de Klerk, predecessor of the anti-racist political leader Nelson Mandela, with whom he maintained a dialogue for a peaceful political transition.
  • 2004 – HISTORICAL SEMI-FINAL. Boca Juniors eliminated River Plate in the semifinals of the 2004 Copa Libertadores de América, winning in a penalty shootout after the 2-2 with which the match played at the Monumental stadium had concluded.
  • 2009 – FERNANDO PEÑA. The Uruguayan host and actor Fernando Peña, creator of twenty characters on Argentine radio and television, dies in Buenos Aires at the age of 46. Among his characters, those of Milagros López, Celestino, Cristina Patricia Megahertz and Pepe “the gravedigger” stand out..
  • 2009 – ALEJANDRO DORIA. At the age of 72, the film, theater and television director Alejandro Doria, winner of four Martín Fierro awards, three Konex awards, two Silver Condor awards and a Goya award, dies in Buenos Aires.
  • 2016 – RUBEN A. FUENTES. The Mexican actor Rubén Aguirre Fuentes, popularly known for playing Professor Jirafales in the television series “El Chavo del 8”, dies in the resort of Puerto Vallarta (Jalisco, Mexico) at the age of 82. He also acted in the series “Chespirito” and “El chapulín colorado” and in 19 films.
  • 2024 – LATIN AMERICAN FREEDOM. The National Day of Latin American Freedom is celebrated in commemoration of the death of the soldier and politician from Salta Martín Miguel de

Photo: Who was Martín Miguel de Güemes and what is commemorated tomorrow, June 17

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