Historical Events on June 17 (Part 2)

  • 2019 Mayor of Phoenix, Arizona, Kate Gallego apologies for local police threatening to shoot African American family after their four-year shoplifted a doll
  • 2020 Actor Danny Masterson charged with raping three women
  • 2020 First major breakthrough in treating COVID-19 using steroid dexamethasone announced by Oxford University
  • 2020 Former police officer who shot Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta charged with his murder and aggravated assault
  • 2021 China launches its Shenzhou-12 spacecraft with three astronauts arriving at its new space station Tiangong six and a half hours later

Historic Event

2021 US President Joe Biden signs into law the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act making June 19th a federal holiday commemorating emancipation