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

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Oh! Calcutta! - The Bare FactsOh! Calcutta! - The Bare Facts

1969 "Oh! Calcutta!" opens in NYC (almost entirely in the nude)

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1972 Chilean President Salvador Allende forms a new socialist government

Marxist and President of Chile Salvador Allende
Marxist and President of Chile
Salvador Allende
  • 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 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

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1982 US President Reagan's 1st UN General Assembly address "We must serve mankind through genuine disarmament."

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • 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

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1991 The body of the 12th US President, Zachary Taylor, is exhumed to test how he died; rumors 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 Connecticut Governor Lowell Weicker and 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
  • 1996 The Fifteenth Amendment to the Irish Constitution, which removes the prohibition on divorce, is signed into law following a vote the previous year

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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

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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
  • 2017 Forest fires in Pedrógão Grande, Portugal begin, kill 62 people, more than 1,600 firefighters fight 156 fires
  • 2017 Collision at sea between U.S.S. Fitzgerald and ACX Crystal, a Philippine cargo ship kills 7 US sailors in Japanese waters
  • 2018 Ivan Duque is elected President of Columbia
  • 2018 Historic deal signed between Greece and Macedonia to end dispute over Macedonia's name - changing to North Macedonia
  • 2018 World electric speed record broken by Jaguar Vector V20E in battery-powered boat at 88.61 mph (142.60 kph) Coniston Water, English Lake District
  • 2019 Former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi dies after collapsing during a court appearance in Cairo
  • 2019 Mayor of Phoenix, Arizona, Kate Gallego apologies for local police threatening to shoot African American family after their four-year shoplifted a doll

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2019 Activist Joshua Wong calls on Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam to resign after leaving prison amid street protests the day before of over 2 million people.

Activist Joshua Wong
Activist
Joshua Wong
  • 2020 Former police officer who shot Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta charged with his murder and aggravated assault
  • 2020 First major breakthrough in treating coronavirus COVID-19 using steroid dexamethasone announced by Oxford University

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