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June 17th, 2008 (June 17 2008)EventFirst day of legal same-sex marriage in California
June 17th, 2008 (June 17 2008)DeathTsutomu Miyazaki, Japanese serial killer (born in 1962)
June 17th, 2008 (June 17 2008)DeathCyd Charisse, American dancer and actress (born in 1922)
June 17th, 2007 (June 17 2007)DeathGianfranco Ferre, Italian fashion designer (born in 1944)
June 17th, 2007 (June 17 2007)DeathSerena Wilson, American belly dancer (born in 1933)
June 17th, 2006 (June 17 2006)DeathClaudio Besserman Vianna, aka "Bussunda", Brazilian comedian (born in 1962)
June 17th, 2006 (June 17 2006)DeathArthur Franz, American actor (born in 1920)
June 17th, 2005 (June 17 2005)DeathKarl Mueller, American bassist (Soul Asylum) (born in 1962)
June 17th, 2005 (June 17 2005)DeathSam Loeb, comic book writer (born in 1988)
June 17th, 2004 (June 17 2004)DeathGerry McNeil, Canadian ice hockey player (born in 1926)
June 17th, 2002 (June 17 2002)DeathWillie Davenport, American athlete (born in 1943)
June 17th, 2002 (June 17 2002)DeathFritz Walter, German footballer (born in 1920)
June 17th, 2001 (June 17 2001)DeathDonald J. Cram, American chemist, Nobel laureate (born in 1919)
June 17th, 1996 (June 17 1996)DeathThomas Kuhn, American philosopher of science (born in 1922) Philo Quotes
June 17th, 1994 (June 17 1994)EventFollowing a televised low-speed highway chase and a failed attempt at suicide, O.J. Simpson is arrested for the murders of his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman.
June 17th, 1992 (June 17 1992)EventA Joint Understanding agreement on arms reduction is signed by U.S. President George H. W. Bush and Russian President Boris Yeltsin (this would be later codified in START II).George H. W. Bush Quotes
June 17th, 1991 (June 17 1991)EventApartheid: the South African Parliament repeals the Population Registration Act, which had required all racial classification of all South Africans at birth.
June 17th, 1988 (June 17 1988)BirthAndrew Ogilvy, Australian basketball player
June 17th, 1987 (June 17 1987)EventWith the death of the last individual, the Dusky Seaside Sparrow becomes extinct.
June 17th, 1987 (June 17 1987)DeathDick Howser, American baseball player and manager (born in 1936)
June 17th, 1986 (June 17 1986)DeathKate Smith, American singer (God Bless America) (born in 1907)
June 17th, 1985 (June 17 1985)BirthMarcos Baghdatis, Cypriot professional tennis player
June 17th, 1985 (June 17 1985)BirthRafael Sobis, Brazilian footballer
June 17th, 1984 (June 17 1984)BirthJohn Gallagher Jr. American stage actor Gallagher Quotes
June 17th, 1983 (June 17 1983)BirthLee Ryan, British singer (Blue)
June 17th, 1983 (June 17 1983)BirthKazunari Ninomiya, Japanese singer and actor
June 17th, 1983 (June 17 1983)BirthConnie Fisher, English stage actress
June 17th, 1983 (June 17 1983)DeathPeter Mennin, American composer and teacher (born in 1923)
June 17th, 1982 (June 17 1982)BirthMarek Svatos, Slovakian ice hockey player
June 17th, 1982 (June 17 1982)DeathRoberto Calvi, Italian banker (born in 1920)
June 17th, 1981 (June 17 1981)BirthAmrita Rao, Bollywood Actress
June 17th, 1981 (June 17 1981)BirthKyle Boller, American football quarterback
June 17th, 1981 (June 17 1981)BirthShane Watson, Australian cricket all-rounder
June 17th, 1981 (June 17 1981)DeathRichard O Connor, British general (born in 1889)
June 17th, 1981 (June 17 1981)DeathZerna Sharp, American writer and educator (Dick and Jane) (born in 1889)
June 17th, 1980 (June 17 1980)BirthKimeru, Japanese singer
June 17th, 1980 (June 17 1980)BirthVenus Williams, American tennis player
June 17th, 1979 (June 17 1979)BirthNick Rimando, American soccer player
June 17th, 1979 (June 17 1979)DeathDuffy Lewis, baseball player (born in 1888)
June 17th, 1978 (June 17 1978)BirthKumiko Aso, Japanese actress
June 17th, 1978 (June 17 1978)BirthIsabelle Delobel, French European ice dancer
June 17th, 1977 (June 17 1977)BirthMark Tauscher, American football player
June 17th, 1977 (June 17 1977)BirthBranko Tomovic, Serbian actor
June 17th, 1977 (June 17 1977)BirthRoger Manganelli, American bassist (Less Than Jake)
June 17th, 1975 (June 17 1975)BirthChloe Jones, American pornographic actress (died in 2005)
June 17th, 1975 (June 17 1975)BirthJoshua Leonard, American actor
June 17th, 1975 (June 17 1975)BirthJennifer Irwin, Canadian actress
June 17th, 1974 (June 17 1974)BirthEvangelia Psarra, Greek archer
June 17th, 1974 (June 17 1974)DeathPamela Britton, American actress (born in 1923)
June 17th, 1973 (June 17 1973)BirthKrayzie Bone, American rapper (Bone Thugs-N-Harmony)
June 17th, 1973 (June 17 1973)BirthLouis Leterrier, French film director
June 17th, 1973 (June 17 1973)BirthLeander Paes, Indian tennis player
June 17th, 1973 (June 17 1973)BirthChristian Claudio, Puerto Rican Business Consultant
June 17th, 1972 (June 17 1972)EventWatergate scandal: five White House operatives are arrested for burglarizing the offices of the Democratic National Committee, in an attempt by some members of the Republican party to illegally wiretap the opposition.
June 17th, 1972 (June 17 1972)BirthSebastian White, musician and artist
June 17th, 1971 (June 17 1971)BirthPaulina Rubio, Mexican singer
June 17th, 1971 (June 17 1971)BirthMildred Fox, Irish politician
June 17th, 1970 (June 17 1970)BirthJason Hanson, American football player
June 17th, 1970 (June 17 1970)BirthSasha Sokol, Mexican singer and actress
June 17th, 1970 (June 17 1970)BirthWill Forte, American writer, actor and comedian
June 17th, 1970 (June 17 1970)BirthStephane Fiset, Canadian ice hockey player
June 17th, 1970 (June 17 1970)BirthMichael Showalter, American comedian
June 17th, 1969 (June 17 1969)BirthPaul Tergat, Kenyan athlete
June 17th, 1968 (June 17 1968)BirthMinoru Suzuki, Japanese professional wrestler
June 17th, 1968 (June 17 1968)DeathJose Nasazzi, Uruguayan footballer (born in 1901)
June 17th, 1967 (June 17 1967)BirthEric Stefani, American musician
June 17th, 1966 (June 17 1966)BirthJason Patric, American actor
June 17th, 1965 (June 17 1965)BirthDermontti Dawson, American football player
June 17th, 1964 (June 17 1964)BirthMichael Gross, German swimmer
June 17th, 1964 (June 17 1964)BirthRinaldo Capello, Italian racing driver
June 17th, 1964 (June 17 1964)BirthErin Murphy, American actress
June 17th, 1963 (June 17 1963)EventThe United States Supreme Court rules 8 to 1 in Abington School District v. Schempp against allowing the reciting of Bible verses and the Lord s Prayer in public schools.
June 17th, 1963 (June 17 1963)BirthGreg Kinnear, American actor
June 17th, 1962 (June 17 1962)BirthMichael Monroe, Finnish singer (Hanoi Rocks)
June 17th, 1961 (June 17 1961)EventThe New Democratic Party of Canada is founded with the merger of the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) and the Canadian Labour Congress.
June 17th, 1961 (June 17 1961)DeathJeff Chandler, American actor (born in 1918)
June 17th, 1960 (June 17 1960)BirthThomas Haden Church, American actor
June 17th, 1960 (June 17 1960)BirthAdrian Campos, Spanish racing driver
June 17th, 1958 (June 17 1958)EventThe Ironworkers Memorial Second Narrows Crossing being built connecting Vancouver and North Vancouver, Canada, collapses into the Burrard Inlet, killing many of the ironworkers and injuring others.
June 17th, 1958 (June 17 1958)EventThe Wooden Roller Coaster at Playland, which is in the Pacific National Exhibition, Vancouver, Canada opened, and is still open to this day
June 17th, 1958 (June 17 1958)BirthJello Biafra, American musician and activist
June 17th, 1958 (June 17 1958)BirthBobby Farrelly, American film director
June 17th, 1958 (June 17 1958)BirthSam Hamad, Syrian-born Canadian politician
June 17th, 1958 (June 17 1958)BirthDerek Lee Ragin, American countertenor
June 17th, 1957 (June 17 1957)BirthPhil Chevron, Irish musician (The Pogues, The Radiators From Space)
June 17th, 1957 (June 17 1957)BirthMartin Dillon, American opera singer (died in 2005)
June 17th, 1957 (June 17 1957)BirthJon Gries, American actor
June 17th, 1957 (June 17 1957)BirthJack Wouterse, Dutch actor
June 17th, 1957 (June 17 1957)DeathDorothy Richardson, English writer (born in 1873)
June 17th, 1956 (June 17 1956)DeathPaul Rostock, German doctor (born in 1892)
June 17th, 1956 (June 17 1956)DeathBob Sweikert, American racing driver (born in 1926)
June 17th, 1953 (June 17 1953)EventWorkers Uprising: in East Germany, the Soviet Union orders a division of troops into East Berlin to quell a rebellion.
June 17th, 1952 (June 17 1952)BirthMike Milbury, American ice hockey player, coach and executive
June 17th, 1952 (June 17 1952)DeathJack Parsons, American rocket-fuel pioneer and renegade occultist (born in 1914)
June 17th, 1951 (June 17 1951)BirthJoe Piscopo, American actor
June 17th, 1950 (June 17 1950)BirthLee Tamahori, New Zealand film director
June 17th, 1949 (June 17 1949)BirthSnakefinger, British-born musician (died in 1987)
June 17th, 1948 (June 17 1948)EventA Douglas DC-6 carrying United Airlines Flight 624 crashes near Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania, killing all 43 people on board.
June 17th, 1948 (June 17 1948)BirthDave Concepcion, Venezuelan baseball player
June 17th, 1948 (June 17 1948)BirthAurelio Lopez, Mexican baseball player (died in 1992)
June 17th, 1947 (June 17 1947)BirthChristopher Allport, American actor (died in 2008)
June 17th, 1947 (June 17 1947)BirthGeorge S. Clinton, American composer and musicianGeorge Clinton Quotes
June 17th, 1947 (June 17 1947)BirthPaul Young, English singer and percussionist (died in 2000)
June 17th, 1946 (June 17 1946)BirthPeter Rosei, Austrian writer
June 17th, 1945 (June 17 1945)BirthFrank Ashmore, American actor
June 17th, 1945 (June 17 1945)BirthTommy Franks, American GeneralTommy Franks Quotes
June 17th, 1945 (June 17 1945)BirthKen Livingstone, English politician
June 17th, 1945 (June 17 1945)BirthEddy Merckx, Belgian cyclist
June 17th, 1944 (June 17 1944)EventIceland declares independence from Denmark and becomes a republic
June 17th, 1943 (June 17 1943)BirthNewt Gingrich, American politician
June 17th, 1943 (June 17 1943)BirthBarry Manilow, American musician
June 17th, 1943 (June 17 1943)BirthBurt Rutan, American aerospace engineer
June 17th, 1942 (June 17 1942)BirthMohamed ElBaradei, Egyptian IAEA director, recipient of the Nobel Peace PrizeMohamed ElBaradei Quotes
June 17th, 1942 (June 17 1942)DeathCharles Fitzpatrick, Canadian politician (born in 1853)
June 17th, 1940 (June 17 1940)EventWorld War II: Operation Ariel beginsAllied troops start to evacuate France, following Germany s takeover of Paris and most of the nation.
June 17th, 1940 (June 17 1940)EventWorld War II: sinking of the RMS Lancastria by the Luftwaffe near Saint-Nazaire, France.
June 17th, 1940 (June 17 1940)EventWorld War II: the British Army s 11th Hussars assault and take Fort Capuzzo in Libya, Africa from Italian forces.
June 17th, 1940 (June 17 1940)EventThe three Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania fall under the occupation of the Soviet Union.
June 17th, 1940 (June 17 1940)BirthGeorge Akerlof, American economist, Nobel laureate
June 17th, 1940 (June 17 1940)DeathArthur Harden, English chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (born in 1865)
June 17th, 1939 (June 17 1939)EventLast public guillotining in France. Eugen Weidmann, a convicted murderer, is guillotined in Versailles outside the prison Saint-Pierre.
June 17th, 1939 (June 17 1939)DeathAllen Sothoron, American baseball player (born in 1893)
June 17th, 1936 (June 17 1936)BirthKen Loach, British film director
June 17th, 1933 (June 17 1933)EventUnion Station Massacre: in Kansas City, Missouri, four FBI agents and captured fugitive Frank Nash were gunned down by gangsters attempting to free Nash.
June 17th, 1933 (June 17 1933)BirthHarry Browne, American free-market libertarian writer, politician, and investment analyst (died in 2006)Harry Browne Quotes
June 17th, 1933 (June 17 1933)BirthChristian Ferras, French violinist (died in 1982)
June 17th, 1933 (June 17 1933)BirthMaurice Stokes, American basketball player (died in 1970)
June 17th, 1932 (June 17 1932)EventBonus 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.
June 17th, 1932 (June 17 1932)BirthJohn Murtha, American politician
June 17th, 1932 (June 17 1932)BirthPeter Lupus, American actor (Mission: Impossible)
June 17th, 1930 (June 17 1930)EventU.S. President Herbert Hoover signs the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act into law.Herbert Hoover Quotes
June 17th, 1930 (June 17 1930)BirthBrian Statham, English cricketer (died in 2000)
June 17th, 1929 (June 17 1929)BirthTigran Petrosian, Armenian chess player (died in 1984)
June 17th, 1927 (June 17 1927)BirthMartin Bottcher, German conductor
June 17th, 1923 (June 17 1923)BirthElroy Crazylegs Hirsch, American football player (died in 2004)
June 17th, 1920 (June 17 1920)BirthJacob H. Gilbert, American politician (died in 1981)
June 17th, 1920 (June 17 1920)BirthFrancois Jacob, French biologist, Nobel laureate
June 17th, 1918 (June 17 1918)BirthAjahn Chah, Buddhist meditation master (died in 1992)
June 17th, 1917 (June 17 1917)BirthAtle Selberg, Norwegian mathematician (died in 2007)
June 17th, 1915 (June 17 1915)BirthKarl Targownik, Hungarian psychiatrist (died in 1996)
June 17th, 1915 (June 17 1915)BirthDavid "Stringbean" Akeman, American banjo player and actor (died in 1973)
June 17th, 1914 (June 17 1914)BirthJohn Hersey, American author (died in 1993)
June 17th, 1910 (June 17 1910)BirthRed Foley, American musician (died in 1968)
June 17th, 1910 (June 17 1910)BirthGeorge Hees, Canadian politician (died in 1996)
June 17th, 1909 (June 17 1909)BirthElmer Lee Andersen, Governor of Minnesota (died in 2004)
June 17th, 1909 (June 17 1909)BirthRalph E. Winters, Canadian film editor (died in 2004)
June 17th, 1907 (June 17 1907)BirthMaurice Cloche, French film director and screenwriter (died in 1990)
June 17th, 1907 (June 17 1907)BirthCharles Eames, American designer and architect (died in 1978)
June 17th, 1904 (June 17 1904)BirthRalph Bellamy, American actor (died in 1991)
June 17th, 1904 (June 17 1904)DeathNikolai Ivanovich Bobrikov, Russian politician, Governor-General of Finland (assassinated) (born in 1839)
June 17th, 1903 (June 17 1903)BirthRuth Wakefield, inventor of the Toll House Cookie, the first chocolate chip cookie (died in 1977)
June 17th, 1902 (June 17 1902)BirthSammy Fain, American popular music composer (died in 1989)
June 17th, 1902 (June 17 1902)BirthAlec Hurwood, Australian cricketer (died in 1982)
June 17th, 1901 (June 17 1901)EventThe College Board introduces its first standardized test, the forerunner to the SAT.
June 17th, 1900 (June 17 1900)BirthMartin Bormann, Nazi official (died in 1945)Martin Bormann Quotes
June 17th, 1898 (June 17 1898)EventThe United States Navy Hospital Corps is established.
June 17th, 1898 (June 17 1898)BirthM. C. Escher, Dutch artist (died in 1972)M. C. Escher Quotes
June 17th, 1898 (June 17 1898)BirthCarl Hermann, German physicist (died in 1961)
June 17th, 1898 (June 17 1898)DeathEdward Burne-Jones, English artist (born in 1833)
June 17th, 1888 (June 17 1888)BirthHeinz Guderian, German General (died in 1954)Heinz Guderian Quotes
June 17th, 1885 (June 17 1885)EventThe Statue of Liberty arrives in New York Harbor.
June 17th, 1882 (June 17 1882)BirthIgor Stravinsky, Russian composer (died in 1971)Igor Stravinsky Quotes
June 17th, 1882 (June 17 1882)BirthAdolf Friedrich VI, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (died in 1918)
June 17th, 1881 (June 17 1881)BirthTommy Burns, Canadian boxer (died in 1955)
June 17th, 1880 (June 17 1880)BirthCarl Van Vechten, American writer and photographer (died in 1964)
June 17th, 1877 (June 17 1877)EventIndian Wars: Battle of White Bird Canyonthe Nez Perce defeat the US Cavalry at White Bird Canyon in the Idaho Territory.
June 17th, 1876 (June 17 1876)EventIndian Wars: Battle of the Rosebud1,500 Sioux and Cheyenne led by Crazy Horse beat back General George Crook s forces at Rosebud Creek in Montana Territory.
June 17th, 1867 (June 17 1867)BirthJohn Robert Gregg, inventor of shorthand system (died in 1948)
June 17th, 1867 (June 17 1867)BirthHenry Lawson, Australian poet (died in 1922)
June 17th, 1863 (June 17 1863)EventBattle of Aldie in the Gettysburg Campaign of the American Civil War.
June 17th, 1863 (June 17 1863)BirthDuke Charles Michael of Mecklenburg, head of the House of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (died in 1934)
June 17th, 1861 (June 17 1861)BirthPete Browning, American baseball player (died in 1905)
June 17th, 1861 (June 17 1861)BirthOmar Bundy, U.S. army general and soldier (died in 1940)
June 17th, 1858 (June 17 1858)BirthEbenezer Sumner Draper, 44th Governor of Massachusetts (died in 1914)
June 17th, 1858 (June 17 1858)DeathRani Lakshmibai, queen of Jhansi in North India, one of the leading figures of the Indian rebellion of 1857 (born in 1828)
June 17th, 1839 (June 17 1839)EventIn 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.
June 17th, 1839 (June 17 1839)BirthFr. Arthur Tooth SSC, Anglican Clergyman prosecuted for ritualist activities (died in 1931)
June 17th, 1832 (June 17 1832)BirthSir William Crookes, English physicist and chemist (died in 1919)
June 17th, 1821 (June 17 1821)DeathMartin Miguel de Guemes Argentine military leader (born in 1785)
June 17th, 1818 (June 17 1818)BirthCharles Gounod, French composer (died in 1893)
June 17th, 1818 (June 17 1818)BirthSophie of Wurttemberg, queen of the Netherlands (died in 1877)
June 17th, 1813 (June 17 1813)DeathCharles Middleton, 1st Baron Barham, English sailor and politician (born in 1726)
June 17th, 1811 (June 17 1811)BirthJon Sigur?sson, Icelandic independence fighter (died in 1879)
June 17th, 1810 (June 17 1810)BirthFerdinand Freiligrath, German writer (died in 1876)
June 17th, 1808 (June 17 1808)BirthHenrik Wergeland, Norwegian author (died in 1845)
June 17th, 1797 (June 17 1797)DeathAgha Muhammad Khan, Shah of Persia (born in 1742)
June 17th, 1789 (June 17 1789)EventIn France, the Third Estate declares itself the national assembly.
June 17th, 1775 (June 17 1775)EventAmerican Revolutionary War: Battle of Bunker Hill
June 17th, 1775 (June 17 1775)DeathMajor John Pitcairn, British marine (killed in battle) (born in 1722)John Major Quotes
June 17th, 1773 (June 17 1773)EventCucuta, Colombia is founded by Juana Rangel de Cuellar
June 17th, 1762 (June 17 1762)DeathProsper Jolyot de Crebillon, French writer (born in 1674)
June 17th, 1742 (June 17 1742)BirthWilliam Hooper, American signer of the Declaration of Independence (died in 1790)
June 17th, 1740 (June 17 1740)DeathSir William Wyndham, English politician (born in 1687)
June 17th, 1734 (June 17 1734)DeathClaude-Louis-Hector de Villars, Marshal of France (born in 1653)
June 17th, 1719 (June 17 1719)DeathJoseph Addison, English politician and writer (born in 1672)
June 17th, 1718 (June 17 1718)BirthGeorge Howard, British field marshal (died in 1796)
June 17th, 1714 (June 17 1714)BirthAlexander Gottlieb Baumgarten, German philosopher (died in 1762) Philo Quotes
June 17th, 1714 (June 17 1714)BirthCesar-Francois Cassini de Thury, French astronomer (died in 1784)
June 17th, 1704 (June 17 1704)BirthJohn Kay, English inventor (died in 1780)
June 17th, 1696 (June 17 1696)DeathJohn III Sobieski, King of Poland (born in 1629)
June 17th, 1694 (June 17 1694)DeathPhilip Cardinal Howard, English Catholic Cardinal (born in 1629)
June 17th, 1693 (June 17 1693)BirthJohann Georg Walch, German theologian (died in 1775)
June 17th, 1691 (June 17 1691)BirthGiovanni Paolo Pannini, Italian painter and architect (died in 1765)
June 17th, 1682 (June 17 1682)BirthKing Charles XII of Sweden (died in 1718)
June 17th, 1631 (June 17 1631)EventMumtaz Mahal dies during childbirth. Her husband, Mughal emperor Shah Jahan I, then spends more than 20 years building her tomb, the Taj Mahal.
June 17th, 1603 (June 17 1603)BirthJoseph of Cupertino, Italian saint (died in 1663)
June 17th, 1579 (June 17 1579)EventSir Francis Drake claims a land he calls Nova Albion (modern California) for England. Bion Quotes
June 17th, 1565 (June 17 1565)EventMatsunaga Hisahide assassinates the 13th Ashikaga shogun, Ashikaga Yoshiteru.
June 17th, 1565 (June 17 1565)DeathAshikaga Yoshiteru, Japanese shogun (born in 1536)
June 17th, 1497 (June 17 1497)EventBattle of Deptford Bridgeforces under King Henry VII soundly defeat troops led by Michael An Gof.Henry Ford Quotes
June 17th, 1463 (June 17 1463)DeathPrincess Catherine of Portugal, writer (born in 1436)
June 17th, 1462 (June 17 1462)EventVlad III the Impaler attempts to assassinate Mehmed II (The Night Attack) forcing him to retreat from Wallachia.
June 17th, 1239 (June 17 1239)BirthKing Edward I of England (died in 1307)
June 17th, 1091 (June 17 1091)DeathDirk V, Count of Holland (born in 1052)
June 17th, 1025 (June 17 1025)DeathBoleslaw I the Brave, first king of Poland

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