What Happened on June 17, 1839

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 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

Famous Birthdays

  • Fr. Arthur Tooth SSC, Anglican Clergyman prosecuted for ritualist activities (d. 1931)