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Events Throughout History

Historical Events for June 17th

  • Year 1462 » Vlad III the Impaler attempts to assassination named assassinate Mehmed II (The Night Attack) forcing him to retreat from Wallachia.
  • Year 1497 » Cornish Rebellion of 1497 Battle of Deptford Bridge e.g Battle of Deptford Bridge forces under King Henry VII of England known as Henry VII defeat troops led by Michael An Gof.
  • Year 1565 » Matsunaga Hisahide assassinates the 13th Ashikaga shogunate named Ashikaga shogun, Ashikaga Yoshiteru.
  • Year 1579 » Francis Drake e.g Sir Francis Drake claims a land he calls 'New Albion e.g Nova Albion' (modern California) for England.
  • Year 1596 » The Dutch explorer Willem Barentsz discovers the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard or Spitsbergen.
  • Year 1631 » Mumtaz Mahal dies during childbirth. Her husband, Mughal emperor Shah Jahan I, will spend the next 17 years building her mausoleum, the Taj Mahal.
  • Year 1673 » French people e.g French explorers Jacques Marquette and Louis Jolliet reach the Mississippi River and become the first Europeans to make a detailed account of its course.
  • Year 1773 » Cúcuta, Colombia, is discovered by Juana Rangel de Cuéllar.
  • Year 1775 » American Revolutionary War: Colonists inflict heavy casualties on British forces while losing the Battle of Bunker Hill.
  • Year 1789 » In France, the Estates of the realm known as Third Estate declares itself the National Assembly (French Revolution) or National Assembly.
  • Year 1795 » The burghers of Swellendam expel the Dutch East India Company magistrate and declare a republic.
  • Year 1839 » In the Kingdom of Hawaii, Kamehameha III issues the edict of toleration which gives Roman Catholic Church or Roman Catholics the freedom to worship in the Hawaiian Islands. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Honolulu called Hawaii Catholic Church and the Cathe
  • Year 1843 » The Wairau Affray, the first serious clash of arms between Māori people or Māori and British settlers in the New Zealand Wars, takes place.
  • Year 1861 » American Civil War: Battle of Vienna, Virginia.
  • Year 1863 » American Civil War: Battle of Aldie in the Gettysburg Campaign.
  • Year 1877 » American Indian Wars: Battle of White Bird Canyon the Nez Perce people called Nez Perce defeat the Cavalry (United States) e.g U.S. Cavalry at White Bird Canyon in the Idaho Territory.
  • Year 1885 » The Statue of Liberty arrives in New York City or New York Harbor.
  • Year 1898 » The Hospital Corpsman called United States Navy Hospital Corps is established.
  • Year 1900 » Boxer Rebellion: Eight-Nation Alliance or Allied Western and Japanese forces Battle of Dagu Forts (1900) e.g capture the Taku Forts in Tianjin, China.
  • Year 1901 » The College Board introduces its first standardized test, the forerunner to the SAT.
  • Year 1910 » Aurel Vlaicu pilots an A. Vlaicu nr. 1 on its first flight.
  • Year 1930 » President of the United States or U.S. President Herbert Hoover signs the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act into law.
  • Year 1932 » Bonus Army: Around a thousand World War I veterans amass at the United States Capitol as the United States Senate called U.S. Senate considers a bill that would give them certain benefits.
  • Year 1933 » Kansas City Massacre called Union Station Massacre: In Kansas City, Missouri, four Federal Bureau of Investigation named FBI agents and captured fugitive Frank Nash are gunned down by gangsters attempting to free Nash.
  • Year 1939 » Last public guillotining in France: Eugen Weidmann, a convicted murderer, is guillotined in Versailles, Yvelines or Versailles outside the Saint-Pierre prison.
  • Year 1940 » The three Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania fall under the Occupation and annexation of the Baltic states by the Soviet Union (1940) known as occupation of the Soviet Union.
  • Year 1944 » Iceland declares Icelandic National Day called independence from Denmark and becomes a republic.
  • Year 1953 » Uprising of 1953 in East Germany called East Germany Workers Uprising: In East Germany, the Soviet Union orders a division of troops into East Berlin to quell a rebellion.
  • Year 1958 » The Ironworkers Memorial Second Narrows Crossing, in the process of being built to connect Vancouver and North Vancouver (district municipality) or North Vancouver (Canada), collapses into the Burrard Inlet killing many of the ironworkers and injuring oth
  • Year 1960 » The Nez Perce people Nez Perce tribe is awarded $4 million for convert 7 e6acre km2 of land undervalued at 4 cents/acre in the 1863 treaty.
  • Year 1963 » A day after Leaders of South Vietnam called South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem announced the Joint Communique to end the Buddhist crisis, a riot involving around 2,000 people breaks out. One person is killed.
  • Year 1971 » President Richard Nixon declares the U.S. War on Drugs.
  • Year 1972 » Watergate scandal: Five White House operatives are arrested for burgling the offices of the Democratic National Committee, in an attempt by some members of the Republican Party (United States) e.g Republican party to illegally Telephone tapping or wiretap
  • Year 1985 » STS-51-G Space Shuttle Discovery launches carrying Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the first Arab and first Muslim in space, as a Payload Specialist.
  • Year 1987 » With the death of the last individual of the species, the Dusky Seaside Sparrow becomes extinct.
  • Year 1991 » Apartheid: The Parliament of South Africa known as South African Parliament repeals the Population Registration Act which required racial classification of all South Africans at birth.
  • Year 1992 » A "joint understanding" agreement on arms reduction is signed by U.S. President George H. W. Bush known as George Bush and President of Russia or Russian President Boris Yeltsin (this would be later codified in START II).
  • Year 1994 » Following a televised low-speed highway chase, O.J. Simpson is arrested for the O. J. Simpson murder case called murders of his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman.

World History for the Month of June