17 June is the 168th day of the year (169th in leap years). There are 197 days remaining until the end of the year.
- 1996: Last day of O.W.L. exams. During the History of Magic written paper, Harry Potter has a vision of Voldemort torturing Sirius Black at the Ministry of Magic. To make sure it's real, Harry, along with Ronald Weasley and Hermione Granger, try to contact Sirius via the fireplace in Dolores Umbridge's office. Umbridge catches them, and they trick her into going into the Forbidden Forest, where she is carried off by the centaur herd. Harry, Ron, Hermione, Luna Lovegood, Neville Longbottom and Ginny Weasley fly to the Ministry of Magic by Thestral.