On This Day in History for June 17 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 142 of 142

  • 1966 Peter Green joins John Mayall's Bluebreakers
  • 1967 "Somebody To Love" by Jefferson Airplane peaks at #5
  • 1967 China becomes world's 4th thermonuclear (H-bomb) power
  • 1967 Longest doubleheader 9:15 (Tigers & Athletics)
  • 1968 Belgium government of Eyskens-Merlot forms
  • 1968 Ohio Express' "Yummy Yummy Yummy" goes gold
  • 1969 "Oh! Calcutta!" opens in NYC (almost entirely in the nude)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1970 Edwin Land patents the Polaroid camera

Scientist and Inventor Edwin Land
Scientist and Inventor
Edwin Land
  • 1972 "Long Haired Lover From Liverpool" by Little Jimmy Osmond peaks at #38
  • 1972 Chile president Allende forms new government
  • 1972 Looking Glass releases "Brandy"
  • 1972 Five men arrested after trying to bug Democratic National Committee office in Watergate Complex, Washington
  • 1972 9 firefighters are killed in the Hotel Vendome fire in Boston
  • 1974 The Provisional Irish Republican Army bombs the Houses of Parliament in London, injuring 11 people and causing extensive damage
  • 1975 Voters in Northern Mariana Islands approve commonwealth status with US
  • 1976 Indonesia annexes Portuguese East-Timor
  • 1978 "Cheeseburger In Paradise" by Jimmy Buffett peaks at #32
  • 1978 Ron Guidry sets Yankee record with 18 strike-outs
  • 1978 The Provisional Irish Republican Army kill an RUC officer and kidnap another near Crossmaglen, County Armagh
  • 1981 Battle between Muslims & Christians in Cairo, 14 killed
  • 1982 President Galtieri resigns after leading Argentina to defeat in the Falkland Islands

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1983 Ed Warren and Lorraine Warren exorcise a "werewolf demon" from Bill Ramsey, although the lack of photo or video evidence has called this claim into question

Paranormal Investigator Ed Warren
Paranormal Investigator
Ed Warren
Paranormal Investigator Lorraine Warren
Paranormal Investigator
Lorraine Warren

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1984 John Turner succeeds Pierre Trudeau as Prime Minister of Canada

17th Prime Minister of Canada John Turner
17th Prime Minister of Canada
John Turner
Prime Minister of Canada Pierre Trudeau
Prime Minister of Canada
Pierre Trudeau
  • 1985 18th Space Shuttle Mission (51-G)-Discovery 5 launched
  • 1986 US Chief Justice Warren Earl Burger resigns and Antonin Scalia nominated as his replacement
  • 1987 With the death of the last individual, the Dusky Seaside Sparrow becomes extinct.
  • 1988 Microsoft releases MS DOS 4.0
  • 1988 Soyuz TM-5 launches
  • 1988 Women sentenced to 90 years in 1st product tampering murder case
  • 1991 Country entertainer Minnie Pearl suffers a stroke at 78

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1991 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
  • 1991 South Africa abolishes last of its apartheid laws
  • 1992 Conn Gov Lowell Weicker & WFAN DJ Don Imus change places for 1 day
  • 1992 Slaughtering by Inkhata-followers at Boipatong, South Africa, kills 42
  • 1993 Indians' Carlos Baerga hits 3 home runs against Detroit
  • 1996 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Syracuse NY on WAQX 95.7 FM

Hall of fameHall of Fame

2006 Sci-Fi author Anne McCaffrey inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame

Sci-Fi Author Anne McCaffrey
Sci-Fi Author
Anne McCaffrey
  • 2008 First day of legal same-sex marriage in California
  • 2012 France's Socialist Party wins a majority in the legislative election
  • 2012 Greek voters return to the polls after the failed May 6 election
  • 2015 9 people are shot and killed inside Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, by a 21 year old gunman

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2015 US Treasury announced that the image of Alexander Hamilton will be replaced from the US $10 bill by an image of a woman

1st US Secretary of Treasury Alexander Hamilton
1st US Secretary of Treasury
Alexander Hamilton

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