Historical Events on June 17th, 1991

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Country entertainer Minnie Pearl suffers a stroke at 78
  • South Africa abolishes last of its apartheid laws

Event of interestEvent of Interest

The body of Zachary Taylor, 12th President of the USA, is exhumed to test how he died; rumours had persisted since his death in 1850 of arsenic poisoning - no evidence of this was found.

12th US President Zachary Taylor
12th US President
Zachary Taylor