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The 17t o Juin is the 168t day o the year (169t in lowp years) in the Gregorian Calendar, wi 197 days ti come.
Events[eedit | eedit soorce]
- 1631 - Daith o Mumtaz Mahal, leadin her husband, Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan tae hae the Taj Mahal biggit in her honour.
- 1775 - Battle o Bunker Hill in Massachusetts in the American Revolutionary War.
- 1839 - Roman Catholics in Hawaii get freedom o worship.
- 1885 - The Statue o Liberty arrives in New York Harbour.
- 1911 - The Varsity o Iceland is foondit.
- 1940 - Estonie, Latvie an Lithuanie are occupied bi the Soviet Union.
- 1940 - Warld War II: RMS Lancastria is sunk bi the Luftwaffe naur Saint-Nazaire, Fraunce, killin 3,000 fowk in the Unitit Kinrick's deadliest maritime disaster.
- 1944 - Iceland acomes a republic, gainin unthirldom frae the Kinrick o Denmark.
- 1948 - United Airlines Flicht 624 crashes naur Mount Carmel, Pennsylvanie, killin 43 fowk.
- 1953 - A workers' uprisin in East Germany is crushed.
- 1962 - Brazil win the FIFA Warld Cup for a seicont time, defeatin Czechoslovakie in the feenal.
- 1967 - The Fowkrepublic o Cheenae announces a thermonuclear wappen test.
- 1969 - Boris Spassky defeats Tigran Petrosian tae acome warld chess champion.
- 1972 - The Watergate scandal in the Unitit States stairts, efter a break-in at Democratic Naitional Committee offices.
- 1991 - Sooth Africae repeals the Population Registration Act.
- 2012 - Greece hauls its seicont election in sax weeks.
- 2015 - Fatal shuitin in Charleston, Sooth Carolina.
- 2017 - The FIFA Confederations Cup in Roushie stairts.
- 2017 - Wildfires stairt in central Portugal, killin at least 60 fowk.
- 2018 - Mexico defeat defendin champions Germany 1-0 in baith teams' openin gemme o the 2018 FIFA Warld Cup.
- 2019 - Umwhile Egyptian Preses Mohamed Morsi reportedly dees efter faintin while on trial, agit 67.
- 2020 - Fitbaw: The Inglis Premier League re-stairts efter bein haltit in Mairch acause o COVID-19.
Births[eedit | eedit soorce]
- 1239 - Edward I o Ingland (d. 1307)
- 1682 - Charles XII o Swaden (d. 1718)
- 1818 - Charles Gounod, French componer (d. 1893)
- 1882 - Igor Stravinsky, Roushie componer (d. 1971)
- 1895 - George MacLeod, Scots sodger an clergyman (d. 1991)
- 1898 - M. C. Escher, Dutch airtist (d. 1972)
- 1900 - Martin Bormann, Nazi offeecial (d. 1945)
- 1925 - Alexander Shulgin, American scientist (d. 2014)
- 1929 - Tigran Petrosian, Armenie chess player (d. 1984)
- 1936 - Ken Loach, Inglis film director
- 1942 - Mohamed ElBaradei, Egyptian politeecian, Nobel laureate
- 1943 - Newt Gingrich, American politeecian
- 1943 - Barry Manilow, American sangster
- 1945 - Ken Livingstone, umwhile Mayor o Lunnon
- 1945 - Eddy Merckx, Belgian cyclist
- 1957 - Pedro Romo, Mexican actor an comedian
- 1959 - Colin Fox, Scots politeecian (Scots Socialist Pairty)
- 1960 - Thomas Haden Church, American actor, director an writer
- 1963 - Greg Kinnear, American actor
- 1971 - Paulina Rubio, Mexican sangster an actress
- 1975 - Nestor Pitana, Argentine fitbaw referee
- 1980 - Venus Williams, American profeesional tennis player an umwhile Warld No. 1.
- 1985 - Marcos Baghdatis, Cypriot tennis player
- 1987 - Kendrick Lamar, American rapper an sangwriter
- 1990 - Alan Dzagoev, Roushie fitbawer
- 1990 - Jordan Henderson, Inglis fitbawer
Daiths[eedit | eedit soorce]
- 656 - Uthman, companion o the Prophet Muhammad (b. 577)
- 676 - Pape Adeodatus II
- 924 - Edward the Elder, Saxon King o Ingland (b. 874)
- 1631 - Mumtaz Mahal, Mughal Empress
- 1696 - King John III Sobieski o Poland (b. 1629)
- 1827 - Alexander Gordon, 4t Duke o Gordon, Scots nobleman (b. 1743)
- 1853 - George Gordon, 9t Marquess o Huntly, Scots peer (b. 1761)
- 1868 - George Arnott Walker-Arnott, Scots botanist (b. 1799)
- 1940 - Arthur Harden, Breetish chemist (b. 1865)
- 1963 - Alan Brooke, 1st Viscoont Alanbrooke (b. 1883)
- 1996 - Thomas Kuhn, American historian, pheesicist an filosofer (b. 1922)
- 2001 - Thomas Winning, Scots cairdinal (b. 1925)
- 2002 - Fritz Walter, German fitbawer (b. 1920)
- 2015 - Suleyman Demirel, Preses o Turkey (b. 1924)
- 2019 - Mohamed Morsi, 5t Preses o Egyp (b. 1951)
Halidays[eedit | eedit soorce]
- Naitional Day o Iceland
- Occupation Day (Latvie)
- Faither's Day (El Salvador, Guatemala)
- Bunker Hill Day (Sussex Coonty, Massachusetts)
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