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1837Charles Goodyear obtains his 1st rubber patent

1930Bradman scores 131 in the 1st Test cricket at Trent Bridge

1984John Turner succeeds Pierre Trudeau as premier of Canada

1462vlad III the Impaler attempts to assassinate Mehmed II (The Night Attack) forcing him to retreat from Wallachia.

1990chris johnson wins LPGA Atlantic City Golf Classic

1992Phila 76ers trade Charles Barkley to Phoenix Suns

1960Ted Williams hit his 500th HR

1967Barbra Streisand: A Happening in Central Park performed

1982US President Reagan 1st UN Gen Assembly address ("evil empire" speech)

1970Edwin Land patents Polaroid camera

1788After a lengthy stay in Europe, John Adams and his wife Abigail Adams return to Boston

1579Sir Francis Drake lands on coast of California at Drakes Bay, names it "New Albion"

1994OJ Simpson doesn't turn himself in on murder charges, LA cops chase his Ford Bronco for 1½ hours, eventually gives up (seen live on TV)

2003Moneyball, a book about the 2003 Oakland Athletics baseball team and GM Billy Beane's sabermetric approach, inspired by Bill James, is published

1915The League to Enforce Peace is organised at Independence Hall in Philadelphia with William Howard Taft as president; its program anticipates the League of Nations

1944Hitler secretly meets with von Rundstedt in Marjival Soissons

1988Givens' Family reports Mike Tyson beats his wife Robin Givens

1928Amelia Earhart leaves Nfld to become 1st woman (passenger) to fly Atlantic (as a passenger in a plane piloted by Wilmer Stultz)

200943rd CMT Music Awards: Taylor Swift & Brad Paisley wins

1983Ed Warren and Lorraine Warren exorcise a "werewolf demon" from Bill Ramsey, although the lack of photo or video evidence has called this claim into question

June 17th Historical Events
Date Event
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 
1091
Floris II de Vette becomes earl of Holland 
1119
Charles the Good becomes earl of Flanders 
1291
Acre last crusader stronghold reconquered and destroyed after 200 years of crusader control by the Mamluks under Sultan al-Ashraf Khalil 
1397
Union of Kalmar established between Denmark, Sweden & Norway 
1462
vlad III the Impaler attempts to assassinate Mehmed II (The Night Attack) forcing him to retreat from Wallachia. 
1497
Battle of Deptford Bridge - forces under King Henry VII soundly defeat Cornish rebels led by Michael An Gof. 
1535
English Catholic Cardinal John Fischer state rights 
1565
Matsunaga Hisahide assassinates the 13th Ashikaga shogun, Ashikaga Yoshiteru. 
1579
Anti-English uprising in Ireland 
1579
Sir Francis Drake lands on coast of California at Drakes Bay, names it "New Albion" 
1580
Battle at Hardenberg: Spanish troops beat rebels 
1583
Brabant: Duke of Parma beats French mercenaries 
1609
Netherlands, England & France sign 12 year Covenant 
1631
Mumtaz Mahal dies during childbirth. Her husband, Mughal emperor Shah Jahan I, then spends more than 20 years building her tomb, the Taj Mahal. 
1665
Battle at Viciosa: English & Portuguese army beat Spain 
1700
Massachussetts orders priest to leave the colony 
1734
French troops occupy Philipsburg at Rhine 
1745
American colonials capture Louisburg, Cape Breton Island from French 
1773
Cúcuta, Colombia is founded by Juana Rangel de Cuéllar 
1775
Battle of Bunker Hill (actually it was Breed's Hill) 
1788
After a lengthy stay in Europe, John Adams and his wife Abigail Adams return to Boston 
1789
3rd Estate in France declared itself a national assembly 
1815
Stephen Decatur conquerors Algerian frigate Mashouda 
1824
Bureau of Indian Affairs established 
1837
Charles Goodyear obtains his 1st rubber patent 
1839
In the Kingdom of Hawaii, Kamehameha III issues the Edict of toleration which gives Roman Catholics the freedom to worship in the Hawaiian Islands. The Hawaii Catholic Church and the Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace is later established as a result 
1850
Paddle-wheeler "G P Griffith" burns off Mentor Ohio (206 die) 
1855
Heavy French/British bombing of Sebastopol, Crimea: 2,000+ 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
-18] Confederate troops pull back out Solves/lost Mt, Georgia 
1864
640m long ponton bridge over James River Virginia finished 
1864
General John B Hood replaces General Johnston 
1864
Skirmish at Mud Creek/Noyes's (Nose) Creek, Georgia 
1876
1st to hit 2 HRs; & score 5 runs in 9 inn NL game (George Hall, A's) 
1876
Battle of Rosebud/Battle Where Girl Saved Her Brother 
1877
Indian Wars: Battle of White Bird Canyon - the Nez Perce defeat the US Cavalry at White Bird Canyon in the Idaho Territory. 
1880
John Ward, Providence, pitches perfect game vs Buffalo 
1882
Tornado kills 130 in Iowa 
1885
Statue of Liberty arrived in NYC aboard French ship `Isere' 
1894
1st US poliomyelitis epidemic breaks out, Rutland, Vermont 
1895
US Ship Canal (W 225th St) in the Bronx completed; cutting Marble Hill off from Manhattan 
1897
William Frank Powell, NJ educator, named minister to Haiti 
1898
US Senate agrees to annex Hawaii 
1898
The United States Navy Hospital Corps is established. 
1901
The College Board introduces its first standardized test, the forerunner to the SAT. 
1902
US Congress pass the New Lands Reclamation Act, which establishes a fund from sale of public lands to build irrigation dams for arid Western lands 
1911
Belgium government of De Broqueville forms 
1915
The League to Enforce Peace is organised at Independence Hall in Philadelphia with William Howard Taft as president; its program anticipates the League of Nations 
1916
1st national congress of Sarekat Islam at Bandoeng Java 
1916
US troops under Gen Pershing march into Mexico 
1919
"Barney Google" cartoon strip, by Billy De Beck, premieres 
1920
Dutch 2nd Chamber accept Anti-revolution law 
1928
Amelia Earhart leaves Nfld 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 
1932
Bonus Army: around a thousand World War I veterans amass at the United States Capitol as the U.S. Senate considers a bill that would give them certain benefits. 
1933
Kansas City Massacre: 1 FBI agent, 4 cops & 1 gangster killed by mob 
1937
Marx Brothers' "A Day At The Races" opens in NY 
1938
Japan declares war on China 
1939
Last public guillotining in France. Eugen Weidmann, a convicted murderer, is guillotined in Versailles outside the prison Saint-Pierre. 
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
USSR occupies Estonia 
1940
World War II: sinking of the RMS Lancastria by the Luftwaffe near Saint-Nazaire, France. 
1943
Player-manager Joe Cronin of Red Sox hits two 3-run pinch home runs 
1944
-19] French troops under Lattre de Tssigny conquer Elba 
1944
Hitler secretly meets with von Rundstedt in Marjival Soissons 
1944
Iceland declares independence from Denmark 
1944
Republic of Iceland proclaimed 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 NYC 
1947
Earnest Reuter becomes mayor of Berlin 
1947
Pan Am Airways chartered as 1st worldwide passenger airline 
1948
Joe Cronin pinch hit HRs in both ends of a doubleheader 
1950
1st kidney transplant (Chicago) 
1950
Egypt, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia & Syria sign security pact 
1951
"Flahooley" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC 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
Sup Court Justice Wm O Douglas stays executions of spies Julius & Ethel Rosenberg scheduled for next day their 14th anniversary 
1954
CIA exile army lands in Guatemala (JF Dulles & 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 Orch peaks at #2 
1957
Tuskegee boycott begins (Blacks boycotted city stores) 
1958
Radio Moscow reports execution of Hungarian ex-premier Imre Nagy 
1958
The Wooden Roller Coaster at Playland, which is in the Pacific National Exhibition, Vancouver, Canada opened, and is still open to this day 
1959
Eamon de Valera elected pres of Ireland 
1960
Ted Williams hit his 500th HR 
1961
"Billy Barnes People" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 8 perfs 
1961
61st US Golf Open: Gene Littler shoots a 281 at Oakland Hills Mich 
1961
Russian ballet dancer Rudolph Nureyev defects to west in Frankfurt 
1962
62nd US 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 HR 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 NYC beginning their 1st US tour 
1966
Peter Green joins John Mayall's Bluebreakers 
1967
"Somebody To Love" by Jefferson Airplane peaks at #5 
1967
1st Chinese hydrogen bomb explodes 
1967
Barbra Streisand: A Happening in Central Park performed 
1967
China becomes world's 4th thermonuclear (H-bomb) power 
1967
Longest doubleheader 9:15 (Tigers & Athletics) 
1968
Belgium government of Eyskens-Merlot forms 
1968
KQEC TV channel 32 in SF, CA (PBS) begins broadcasting 
1968
Ohio Express' "Yummy Yummy Yummy" goes gold 
1969
"Oh! Calcutta!" opens in NYC (almost entirely in the nude) 
1970
Edwin Land patents Polaroid camera 
1970
Led Zeppelin begins their last European tour 
1972
"Long Haired Lover From Liverpool" by Little Jimmy Osmond peaks at #38 
1972
5 arrested for burglarizing Democratic Party HQ at Watergate 
1972
Chile president Allende forms new government 
1972
Looking Glass releases "Brandy" 
1972
9 firefighters are killed in the Hotel Vendome fire in Boston 
1972
Five White House plumbers apprehended after second burglary of Democratic Natl HQ, Watergate 
1973
1st du Maurier Golf Classic (La Canadienne): Jocelyne Bourassa 
1973
73rd US Golf Open: Johnny Miller shoots a 279 at Oakmont CC PA 
1973
Russian party leader Brezhnev visits US 
1974
The Provisional Irish Republican Army bomb the Houses of Parliament in London, injuring 11 people and causing extensive damage 
1975
Voters in Northern Mariana Is approve commonwealth status with US 
1976
ABA (Nets, Pacers, Nuggets & 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 
1978
The Provisional Irish Republican Army kill an RUC officer and kidnap another near Crossmaglen, County Armagh 
1979
"Sarava" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 140 performances 
1979
79th US Golf Open: Hale Irwin shoots a 284 at Inverness Club in Toledo 
1979
Jane Blalock wins LPGA Sarah Coventry Golf Tournament 
1981
Battle between Moslems & Christians in Cairo, 14 killed 
1982
US President Reagan 1st UN Gen Assembly address ("evil empire" speech) 
1982
President Galtieri resigns after leading Argentina to defeat 
1983
Ed Warren and Lorraine Warren exorcise a "werewolf demon" from Bill Ramsey, although the lack of photo or video evidence has called this claim into question 
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 
1987
With the death of the last individual, the Dusky Seaside Sparrow becomes extinct. 
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
US beats Guatemala 2-1, in 3rd round of 1990 world soccer cup 
1990
"Some Americans Abroad" closes at Vivian Beaumont NYC after 62 perfs 
1990
"Zoya's Apartment" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 45 perfs 
1990
90th US Golf Open: Hale Irwin shoots a 280 at Medinah CC in Medinah Il 
1990
chris johnson wins LPGA Atlantic City Golf Classic 
1991
Country entertainer Minnie Pearl suffers a stroke at 78 
1991
Pres Zachary Taylors body is exhumed to test how he died 
1991
South Africa abolishes last of its apartheid laws 
1992
Conn Gov Lowell Weicker & WFAN DJ Don Imus change places for 1 day 
1992
Phila 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
OJ Simpson doesn't turn himself in on murder charges, LA cops chase his Ford Bronco for 1½ hours, eventually gives up (seen live on TV) 
1995
"Who's Tommy" closes at St James Theater NYC after 899 performances 
1996
Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Syracuse NY on WAQX 95.7 FM 
1997
NHL announces it will add Nashville in 1998, Atlanta in 1999 & Minneapolis-St Paul & Columbus, Ohio in 2000 
2003
Moneyball, a book about the 2003 Oakland Athletics baseball team and GM Billy Beane's sabermetric approach, inspired by Bill James, is published 
2007
107th US Golf Open: Ángel Cabrera shoots a 285 at Oakmont GC PA 
2008
First day of legal same-sex marriage in California 
2008
62nd NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Los Angeles Lakers, 4 games to 2 
2009
43rd CMT Music Awards: Taylor Swift & Brad Paisley wins 
2010
64th NBA Championship: Los Angeles Lakers beat Boston Celtics, 4 games to 3 
2012
France's Socialist Party wins a majority in the legislative election 
2012
Greek voters return to the polls after the failed May 6 election 
2012
American golfer, Webb Simpson, wins the US Open 
2012
112th US Golf Open: Webb Simpson shoots a 281 at Olympic Club CA 
2016
Health|CDC Reports 234 Pregnant Women in US With Zika 
2017
7 sailors missing, 2 injured after Navy destroyer collides with container ship off coast of Japan 
2017
Minnesota officer fired from police force after acquittal in Philando Castile shooting 
2017
New York Times sues FBI to get notes of Comey-Trump talks 
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