June 17, 1839 in History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in History

  • 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

Birthdays in History

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