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Tuesday, June 17, 2003

The "New York Times" reports about allegations of severe child abuse within the "Tranquility Bay" correctional facility for unruly children, run by the Utah-based World Wide Association of Specialty Programs and Schools.

Saturday, June 17, 2000

A centennial earthquake (6.5 on Richter scale) hits Iceland on its national day.

Friday, June 17, 1994

NFL star O.J. Simpson and his friend Al Cowlings flee from police in his white Ford Bronco. The low-speed chase ends at Simpson's Brentwood, Los Angeles, California mansion, where he surrenders.

Wednesday, June 17, 1992

Two German relief workers held since 1989, Thomas Kemptner and Heinrich Struebig, are released. They were the last Western hostages in Lebanon

Wednesday, June 17, 1987

Teddy Seymour is officially designated the first black man to sail around the world, when he completes his solo sailing circumnavigation in Frederiksted, St. Croix, of the United States Virgin Islands.
Edwards v. Aguillard: The Supreme Court of the United States rules that a Louisiana law requiring that creation science be taught in public schools whenever evolution is taught is unconstitutional.
With the death of the last individual, the Dusky Seaside Sparrow becomes extinct.

Monday, June 17, 1985

Thursday, June 17, 1976

General elections are held in Italy.
Czechoslovakia beats West Germany 5–3 on penalties to win Euro 76, when the game had ended 2–2 after extra time.
Hundreds of Western tourists are moved from Beirut and taken to safety in Syria by the U.S. military, following the murder of the U.S. ambassador.

Tuesday, June 17, 1969

After a 23 game match, Boris Spassky defeats Tigran Petrosian to become the World Chess Chion in Moscow.

Saturday, June 17, 1967

The People's Republic of China announces a successful hydrogen bomb test.
The People's Republic of China announces a successful hydrogen bomb test.

Friday, June 17, 1966

An Air France personnel strike begins.

Monday, June 17, 1963

"Abington School District v. Schempp": The U.S. Supreme Court rules that state-mandated Bible reading in public schools is unconstitutional.

Thursday, June 17, 1954

A CIA-engineered military coup occurs in Guatemala.

Wednesday, June 17, 1953

Workers Uprising: In East Germany, the Soviet Union orders a division of troops into East Berlin to quell a rebellion.

Thursday, June 17, 1948

A Douglas DC-6 carrying United Air Lines Flight 624 crashes near Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania, killing all 43 people on board.

Saturday, June 17, 1944

Iceland declares full independence from Denmark.

Saturday, June 17, 1939

In the last "public" guillotining in France, murderer Eugen Weidmann is decapitated by the guillotine.

Saturday, June 17, 1933

Union Station massacre: In Kansas City, Missouri, Pretty Boy Floyd kills an FBI agent, 3 local police, and the person they intended to rescue, captured bank robber Frank Nash.

Tuesday, June 17, 1930

U.S. President Herbert Hoover signs the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act into law.

Sunday, June 17, 1928

Aviator Amelia Earhart starts her attempt to become the first woman to successfully cross the Atlantic Ocean (she succeeds the next day). Wilmer Stultz was the pilot.

Tuesday, June 17, 1919

Winnipeg General Strike: Royal Northwest Mounted Police fire a volley of bullets into a crowd of unemployed war veterans, killing two of them.
Admiral Ludwig von Reuter scuttles the German fleet in Scapa Flow, Scotland. Nine German sailors are killed.
British Police Sergeant Thomas Green killed during the Epsom Riot by Canadian troops

Tuesday, June 17, 1902

Saturday, June 17, 1893

Gold is found in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia.

Wednesday, June 17, 1885

Sunday, June 17, 1877

American Indian Wars ndash Battle of White Bird Canyon: The Nez Perce defeat the U.S. Cavalry at White Bird Canyon in the Idaho Territory.

Saturday, June 17, 1876

American Indian Wars ndash Battle of the Rosebud: 1,500 Sioux and Cheyenne led by Crazy Horse beat back General George Crook's forces at Rosebud Creek in Montana Territory.

Wednesday, June 17, 1863

American Civil War ndash The Battle of Aldie in the Gettysburg Caign ends inconclusively.

Friday, June 17, 1859

The only recorded Simoom ever in North America hit Goleta, California and Santa Barbara, CA.

Thursday, June 17, 1858

The Atlantic North Carolina Railroad opens, operating 95 miles from Goldsboro, North Carolina to New Bern, North Carolina.//www.historync.org/railroads.htm CommunicationSolutions/ISI, Railroads — prior to the Civil War, "North Carolina Business History", 2006, accessed 1 Feb 2010

Saturday, June 17, 1848

The Austrian army bombards Prague and crushes a working class revolt.

Wednesday, June 17, 1789

In France, representatives of the Third Estate at the Estates-General declare themselves the National Assembly.

Tuesday, June 17, 1788

English captains Thomas Gilbert and John Marshall, returning from Botany Bay, become the first Europeans to encounter the Gilbert Islands in the Pacific Ocean.

Monday, June 17, 1776

Lt. Jose Joaquin Moraga leads a band of colonists from Monterey Presidio, landing on June 29 and constructing the Mission Dolores of the new Presidio of San Francisco.

Saturday, June 17, 1775

American Revolution: Two months into the colonial siege of Boston, British open fire on Breed's Hill on Charles Town Peninsula. After 3 charges, the British take the hill in the misnamed Battle of Bunker Hill.

Thursday, June 17, 1734

French troops take Philippsburg, but the Duke of Berwick is killed.

Saturday, June 17, 1673

French explorers Father Jacques Marquette and Louis Joliet reach the headwaters of the Mississippi River and descend to Arkansas.

Sunday, June 17, 1629

Anglo-Spanish War (1625): A Spanish expedition led by Fadrique de Toledo wipes out the English colony on Nevis.
Huguenot rebellions: Alès surrenders after an intense siege. As a result, the leader of the Huguenot Rebellions, the Duke of Rohan, surrenders.

Monday, June 17, 1596

Barents discovers Spitsbergen.

Sunday, June 7, 1579 (Julianian calendar)

Sir Francis Drake, during his circumnavigation of the world, lands in what is now California, which he claims for Queen Elizabeth I. With an English claim here and in Newfoundland, it becomes the basis for English colonial charters which will claim all land from the Atlantic to the Pacific, from sea to sea. Drake's claim is called Nova Albion ("New England"), and subsequent maps will show all lands north of New Spain and New Mexico under this name.

Thursday, June 7, 1565 (Julianian calendar)

Friday, June 7, 1527 (Julianian calendar)

The Narváez expedition to conquer Florida set sail from Spain.

Thursday, June 8, 1497 (Julianian calendar)

Cornish rebels under Michael An Gof are soundly defeated by Henry VII at the Battle of Deptford Bridge near London.ref name=CBH

Tuesday, June 8, 1462 (Julianian calendar)

Vlad III Dracula attempts to assassinate Mehmed II in The Night Attack, forcing Mehmed to retreat from Wallachia.

Sunday, June 10, 1207 (Julianian calendar)

Stephen Langton is consecrated as Archbishop of Canterbury by Pope Innocent III.

Sunday, June 10, 1128 (Julianian calendar)

Thursday, June 10, 1120 (Julianian calendar)

at the Battle of Cutanda, the Aragonese troops of Alfonso I crush the Almoravid army.Gilbert Meynier (2010) "L'Algérie cœur du Maghreb classique. De l'ouverture islamo-arabe au repli (658-1518)". Paris: La Découverte pp.86.

Wednesday, June 11, 1040 (Julianian calendar)

Harthacanute lands at Sandwich and reclaims the English Throne.

Thursday, June 12, 900 (Julianian calendar)

Baldwin II of Flanders has Fulk the Venerable, bishop of Reims, assassinated.Heinrich Joseph Wetzer //books.google.fr/books?id=WBMPAAAAIAAJpg=PA64 "Dictionnaire encyclopédique de la théologie catholique" Gaume frères et J. Duprey, 1864

Thursday, June 16, 337 (Julianian calendar)

Constantius II announces the restoration of Athanasius as Patriarch of Alexandria.
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