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Events and People Who Made History on June 17

7th Century

653 - St. Martin I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
656 - Ali ibn Abu Talib chosen kalief of Islam
676 - Deusdedit III ends his reign as Catholic Pope

11th Century

1091 - Floris II de Vette becomes earl of Holland

12th Century

1119 - Charles the Good becomes earl of Flanders

13th Century

1291 - Akko reconquered after 200 years by French crusaders, and destroyed

14th Century

1397 - Union of Kalmar established between Denmark, Sweden and Norway

16th Century

1535 - English Catholic Cardinal John Fischer state rights
1579 - Anti-English uprising in Ireland
1579 - Francis Drake entered San Francisco Bay
1579 - Sir Francis Drake lands on coast of California
1580 - Battle at Hardenberg: Spanish troops beat rebels
1583 - Brabant: duke of Parma beats French mercenaries

17th Century

1609 - Netherlands, England and France sign 12 year Covenant
1665 - Battle at Viciosa: English and Portuguese army beat Spain

18th Century

1700 - Mass orders priest to leave the colony
1734 - French troops occupy Philipsburg at Rhine
1745 - American colonials capture Louisburg, Cape Breton I from French
1775 - Battle of Bunker Hill, actually it was Breed's Hill
1789 - 3rd Estate in France declared itself a national assembly

19th Century

1815 - Stephen Decatur conquerors Algerian frigate Mashouda
1824 - Bureau of Indian Affairs established
1837 - Charles Goodyear obtains his 1st rubber patent
1850 - Paddle-wheeler "G P Griffith" burns off Mentor Ohio, 206 die
1855 - Heavy French/British bombing of Sebastopol, 2000+ killed
1856 - Republican Party opens its 1st national convention in Philadelphia
1861 - Battle of Boonville, MI-Brigadier General Lyon defeats Confederate forces
1863 - Battle at Middleburg, Virginia
1863 - Battle of Aldie, Confederates fail to drive back Union in Virginia
1863 - Naval Engagement at Warsaw Sound GA-USS Weehawken vs CSS Atlanta
1863 - Travelers Insurance Co of Hartford chartered, 1st accident insurer
1864 - 640m long ponton bridge over James River Virginia finished
1864 - Confederate troops pull back out Solves/lost Mt, Georgia
1864 - General John B Hood replaces General Johnston
1864 - Skirmish at Mud Creek/Noyes's (Nose) Creek, Georgia
1876 - 1st to hit 2 home runs; and score 5 runs in 9 inn NL game (George Hall, A's)
1876 - Battle of Rosebud/Battle Where Girl Saved Her Brother
1880 - John Ward, Providence, pitches perfect game vs Buffalo
1882 - Tornado kills 130 in Iowa
1885 - Statue of Liberty arrived in New York City
1894 - 1st U.S. poliomyelitis epidemic breaks out, Rutland, Vermont
1895 - U.S. Ship Canal (W 225th St) in the Bronx completed; cutting Marble Hill off from Manhattan
1897 - William Frank Powell, New Jersey educator, named minister to Haiti
1898 - U.S. Senate agrees to annex Hawaii

20th Century

1911 - Belgium government of De Broqueville forms
1915 - League to Enforce Peace forms in Philadelphia
1916 - 1st national congress of Sarekat Islam at Bandoeng Java
1916 - U.S. troops under General Pershing march into Mexico
1917 - British king George V takes the name Windsor
1919 - "Barney Google" cartoon strip, by Billy De Beck, premieres
1920 - Dutch 2nd Chamber accept Anti-revolution law
1928 - Amelia Earhart leaves Newfoundland to become 1st woman (passenger) to fly Atlantic (as a passenger in a plane piloted by Wilmer Stultz)
1930 - Bradman scores 131 in the 1st Test cricket at Trent Bridge
1930 - Chuck Klein sets Phillies hitting streak at 26 straight games
1932 - Oil tanker Cymbeline explodes in Montreal, Canada
1933 - Kansas City Massacre: 1 FBI agent, 4 cops and 1 gangster killed by mob
1937 - Marx Brothers' "A Day At The Races" opens in New York
1938 - Japan declares war on China
1940 - France asks Germany for terms of surrender in WW II
1940 - General De Gaulle departs Bordeaux for London
1940 - Germany occupiers ration bread in Holland
1940 - U.S.S.R. occupies Estonia
1942 - 1st WW II American expeditionary force lands in Africa (Gold Coast)
1943 - Player-manager Joe Cronin of Red Sox hits two 3-run pinch home runs
1944 - French troops under Lattre de Tssigny conquer Elba
1944 - Hitler secretly meets with von Rundstedt in Marjival Soissons
1944 - Iceland declares independence from Denmark at Thingvallir, Iceland
1944 - Resistance fighter/poet Col Blake arrives in London
1945 - Day of Unity in West Germany, National Day
1946 - SW Bell inaugurates mobile telephone commercial service, St. Louis
1947 - 1st round-the-world civil air service leaves New York City
1947 - Earnest Reuter becomes mayor of Berlin
1947 - Pan Am Airways chartered as 1st worldwide passenger airline
1948 - Joe Cronin pinch hit home runs in both ends of a doubleheader
1950 - 1st kidney transplant, Chicago
1950 - Egypt, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and Syria sign security pact
1951 - "Flahooley" closes at Broadhurst Theater New York City after 40 performances
1952 - 2 mine cave-ins at Charleroi, Belgium
1953 - Most runs scored in 1 inning (17 by Red Sox)
1953 - Riots in East Germany for reunification
1953 - Supreme Court Justice Wm O Douglas stays executions of spies Julius and Ethel Rosenberg scheduled for next day their 14th anniversary
1954 - CIA exile army lands in Guatemala, JF Dulles and United Fruit Co
1954 - Rocky Marciano beats Ezzard Charles in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1954 - Televised Senate Army McCarthy hearings ends
1956 - Golda Meir begins her term as Israel's foreign minister
1957 - "So Rare" by Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra peaks at #2
1957 - Tuskegee boycott begins, Blacks boycotted city stores
1958 - Radio Moscow reports execution of Hungarian ex-premier Imre Nagy
1959 - Eamon de Valera elected President of Ireland
1960 - Ted Williams hit his 500th home runs
1961 - 61st U.S. Golf Open: Gene Littler shoots a 281 at Oakland Hills Michigan
1961 - "Billy Barnes People" closes at Royale Theater New York City after 8 performances
1961 - Russian ballet dancer Rudolph Nureyev defects to west in Frankfurt
1962 - 62nd U.S. Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 283 at Oakmont CC PA
1962 - Brazil Beats Czechoslovakia in soccer's 7th World Cup at Santiago
1962 - Lou Brock is 2nd to home run into Polo Grounds right-center field bleachers
1962 - Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Golf Open
1963 - British House of Commons debates Profumo-Christine Keeler affair
1963 - Supreme Court rules against Bible reading/prayer in public schools
1965 - 11.08" (28.14 cm) of rainfall, Holly, Colorado (state 24-hour record)
1965 - 1st bombing by B-52 (50 km north of Saigon)
1965 - Kinks arrive in New York City beginning their 1st U.S. tour
1966 - Peter Green joins John Mayall's Bluebreakers
1967 - 1st Chinese hydrogen bomb explodes
1967 - Barbra Streisand: A Happening in Central Park performed
1967 - Longest doubleheader 9:15 (Tigers and Athletics)
1967 - "Somebody To Love" by Jefferson Airplane peaks at #5
1968 - Belgium government of Eyskens-Merlot forms
1968 - KQEC TV channel 32 in SF, California (PBS) begins broadcasting
1968 - Ohio Express' "Yummy Yummy Yummy" goes gold
1970 - Edwin Land patents Polaroid camera
1972 - 5 arrested for burglarizing Democratic Party HQ at Watergate
1972 - Chile president Allende forms new government
1972 - "Long Haired Lover From Liverpool" by Little Jimmy Osmond peaks at #38
1972 - Looking Glass releases "Brandy"
1972 - White House "plumbers" break into Democratic National headquarters at the Watergate Hotel
1973 - 1st du Maurier Golf Classic (La Canadienne): Jocelyne Bourassa
1973 - 73rd U.S. Golf Open: Johnny Miller shoots a 279 at Oakmont CC PA
1973 - Russian party leader Brezhnev visits U.S.
1975 - Voters in Northern Mariana Is approve commonwealth status with U.S.
1976 - ABA (Nets, Pacers, Nuggets and Spurs) merges into NBA
1976 - Indonesia annexes Portuguese East-Timor
1978 - "Cheeseburger In Paradise" by Jimmy Buffett peaks at #32
1978 - Ron Guidry sets Yankee record with 18 strike-outs
1979 - 79th U.S. Golf Open: Hale Irwin shoots a 284 at Inverness Club in Toledo
1979 - Jane Blalock wins LPGA Sarah Coventry Golf Tournament
1979 - "Sarava" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City after 140 performances
1980 - Led Zeppelin begins their last European tour
1981 - Battle between Moslems and Christians in Cairo, 14 killed
1982 - President Galtieri resigns after leading Argentina to defeat
1982 - President Reagan 1st United Nations General Assembly address, "evil empire" speech
1984 - Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
1984 - John Turner succeeds Pierre Trudeau as premier of Canada
1985 - 18th Space Shuttle Mission (51-G)-Discovery 5 launched
1986 - Chief Justice Warren Earl Burger resigns Antonin Scalia nominated
1988 - Bruce Springsteen separates from Juliette Phillips
1988 - Givens' Family reports Mike Tyson beats his wife Robin Givens
1988 - Microsoft releases MS DOS 4.0
1988 - Soyuz TM-5 launches
1988 - Women sentenced to 90 years in 1st product tampering murder case
1989 - U.S. beats Guatemala 2-1, in 3rd round of 1990 world soccer cup
1990 - 90th U.S. Golf Open: Hale Irwin shoots a 280 at Medinah CC in Medinah Il
1990 - Chris Johnson wins LPGA Atlantic City Golf Classic
1990 - "Some Americans Abroad" closes at Vivian Beaumont New York City after 62 performances
1990 - "Zoya's Apartment" closes at Circle in Sq Theater New York City after 45 performances
1991 - President Zachary Taylors body is exhumed to test how he died
1991 - South Africa abolishes last of its apartheid laws
1992 - Connecticut Governor Lowell Weicker and WFAN DJ Don Imus change places for 1 day
1992 - Philadelphia 76ers trade Charles Barkley to Phoenix Suns
1992 - Slaughtering by Inkhata-followers at Boipatong, South Africa, kills 42
1993 - Indians' Carlos Baerga hits 3 home runs against Detroit
1994 - 1994 World Cup soccer match begin, Germany vs Bolivia in Chicago
1994 - O.J. Simpson doesn't turn himself in on murder charges, Los Angeles police chase his Ford Bronco for 1 hours, eventually gives up
1995 - "Who's Tommy" closes at St. James Theater New York City after 899 performances
1996 - Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Syracuse New York on WAQX 95.7 FM
1997 - NHL announces it will add Nashville in 1998, Atlanta in 1999 and Minneapolis-St. Paul and Columbus, Ohio in 2000


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