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  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
    Saturday Jun 17, 1775
    George Washington

    Washington appeared before Congress in uniform

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
    Saturday Jun 17, 1775

    Washington appeared before Congress in uniform and gave an acceptance speech on June 16, declining a salary—though he was later reimbursed expenses.




  • Vienna, Austria
    Tuesday Jun 17, 1783
    02 PM
    Mozart

    His first son and the tragedy

    Vienna, Austria
    Tuesday Jun 17, 1783
    02 PM

    Constanze gave birth to a baby boy named Raimund Leopold, but the Mozarts took a trip to Salzburg to see Leopold, leaving Raimund Leopold in Vienna as a young infant. Their son died when they were away, so the Mozarts left for Vienna.




  • Springfield, Illinois, U.S.
    Thursday Jun 17, 1858
    Abraham Lincoln

    Lincoln's House Divided Speech

    Springfield, Illinois, U.S.
    Thursday Jun 17, 1858

    Accepting the nomination, Lincoln delivered his House Divided Speech, with the biblical reference Mark 3:25, "A house divided against itself cannot stand. I believe this government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free. I do not expect the Union to be dissolved—I do not expect the house to fall—but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing, or all the other". The speech created a stark image of the danger of disunion. The stage was then set for the election of the Illinois legislature which would, in turn, select Lincoln or Douglas. When informed of Lincoln's nomination, Douglas stated, "[Lincoln] is the strong man of the party ... and if I beat him, my victory will be hardly won."




  • Lomonosov (Then Oranienbaum), Saint Petersburg, Russia
    Saturday Jun 17, 1882
    Igor Stravinsky

    Born

    Lomonosov (Then Oranienbaum), Saint Petersburg, Russia
    Saturday Jun 17, 1882

    Stravinsky was born on 17 June 1882 in Oranienbaum, a suburb of Saint Petersburg, the Russian imperial capital, and was brought up in Saint Petersburg.




  • New York, U.S.
    Wednesday Jun 17, 1885
    Statue of Liberty

    Crates arriving at New York

    New York, U.S.
    Wednesday Jun 17, 1885

    On June 17, 1885, the French steamer Isère arrived in New York with the crates holding the disassembled statue on board. New Yorkers displayed their new-found enthusiasm for the statue. Two hundred thousand people lined the docks and hundreds of boats put to sea to welcome the ship.




  • Wegeleben, Germany (Then Prussia)
    Sunday Jun 17, 1900
    Martin Bormann

    Born

    Wegeleben, Germany (Then Prussia)
    Sunday Jun 17, 1900

    Born in Wegeleben (now in Saxony-Anhalt) in the Kingdom of Prussia in the German Empire, Bormann was the son of Theodor Bormann (1862–1903), a post office employee, and his second wife, Antonie Bernhardine Mennong.




  • Ireland
    Saturday Jun 17, 1922
    Irish War of Independence

    Revenge

    Ireland
    Saturday Jun 17, 1922

    On 17 June, in revenge for the killing of two Catholics by the B-Specials, Frank Aiken's IRA unit shot ten Protestant civilians, killing six in and around Altnaveigh, south Armagh. Three Special Constables were also killed in the shootings.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Jun 17, 1930
    Great Depression

    Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act passed

    U.S.
    Tuesday Jun 17, 1930

    Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act passed, placing more stress on the weakening global economy, primarily through the collapse in trade of agricultural products, which strained banks that had lent heavily to farmers. Further decreases in trade of manufactured products led to layoffs and reduced corporate profits, weakening the economy. General consensus among economists is that the Smoot-Hawley Act did not cause the Depression, but did worsen it and stunted recovery efforts after 1933. Exports declined from $5.2 billion in 1929 to just $1.7 billion in 1933.


  • London, England, United Kingdom
    Monday Jun 17, 1940
    Charles de Gaulle

    De Gaulle escaped to London

    London, England, United Kingdom
    Monday Jun 17, 1940

    At around 09:00 on the morning of 17 June, he flew to London on a British aircraft with Edward Spears. The escape was hair-raising.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Jun 17, 1942
    Winston Churchill

    Churchill had returned to Washington

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Jun 17, 1942

    Churchill had returned to Washington on 17 June. He and Roosevelt agreed on the implementation of Operation Torch as the necessary precursor to an invasion of Europe. Roosevelt had appointed General Dwight D. Eisenhower as commanding officer of the European Theater of Operations, United States Army (ETOUSA). Having received the news from North Africa, Churchill obtained shipment from America to the Eighth Army of 300 Sherman tanks and 100 howitzers.


  • the Dalmatian island of Vis, Croatia
    Saturday Jun 17, 1944
    Josip Broz Tito

    The Treaty of Vis

    the Dalmatian island of Vis, Croatia
    Saturday Jun 17, 1944

    On 17 June 1944, on the Dalmatian island of Vis, the Treaty of Vis was signed in an attempt to merge Tito's government (the AVNOJ) with the government in exile of King Peter II.


  • France
    Thursday Jun 17, 1954
    First Indochina War

    Pierre Mendès France had been invested as Prime Minister

    France
    Thursday Jun 17, 1954

    Negotiations between France and the Việt Minh started in Geneva in April 1954 at the Geneva Conference, during which time the French Union and the Việt Minh were fighting a battle at Điện Biên Phủ. In France, Pierre Mendès France, opponent of the war since 1950, had been invested as Prime Minister on June 17, 1954, on a promise to put an end to the war, reaching a ceasefire in four months.


  • Estadio Nacional Julio Martínez Prádanos, Ñuñoa, Chile
    Sunday Jun 17, 1962
    Pelé

    1962 World Cup

    Estadio Nacional Julio Martínez Prádanos, Ñuñoa, Chile
    Sunday Jun 17, 1962

    When the 1962 World Cup started, Pelé was the best rated player in the world. In the first match of the 1962 World Cup in Chile, against Mexico, Pelé assisted the first goal and then scored the second one, after a run past four defenders, to go up 2–0. He injured himself in the next game while attempting a long-range shot against Czechoslovakia. This would keep him out of the rest of the tournament.


  • The Democratic party headquarters, Watergate complex, Washington, D.C., U.S.
    Saturday Jun 17, 1972
    Richard Nixon

    Five Men Were Caught breaking Into The Democratic party Headquarters

    The Democratic party headquarters, Watergate complex, Washington, D.C., U.S.
    Saturday Jun 17, 1972

    The term Watergate has come to encompass an array of clandestine and often illegal activities undertaken by members of the Nixon administration. Those activities included "dirty tricks," such as bugging the offices of political opponents, and the harassment of activist groups and political figures. The activities were brought to light after five men were caught breaking into the Democratic party headquarters at the Watergate complex in Washington, D.C. on June 17, 1972.


  • London, England, United Kingdom
    Monday Jun 17, 1974
    The palace of Westminster England

    Bomb planted by the Provisional IRA

    London, England, United Kingdom
    Monday Jun 17, 1974

    On 17 June 1974, a 9-kilogram (20 lb) bomb planted by the Provisional IRA exploded in Westminster Hall. The explosion and the resulting fire, which was fed by a ruptured gas main, injured 11 people and caused extensive damage.


  • New York, U.S.
    Friday Jun 17, 1977
    Joe Biden

    Biden and Jill Tracy Jacobs were married

    New York, U.S.
    Friday Jun 17, 1977

    Biden and Jill Tracy Jacobs were married at the United Nations Chapel in New York on June 17, 1977.


  • Mehran, Ilam Province, Iran
    Friday Jun 17, 1988
    Iran–Iraq War

    Operation Forty Stars

    Mehran, Ilam Province, Iran
    Friday Jun 17, 1988

    On 18 June, Iraq launched Operation Forty Stars in conjunction to the Mujahideen-e-Khalq (MEK) around Mehran. With 530 aircraft sorties and heavy use of nerve gas, they crushed the Iranian forces in the area, killing 3,500 and nearly destroying a Revolutionary Guard division. Mehran was captured once again and occupied by the MEK. Iraq also launched air raids on Iranian population centers and economic targets, setting 10 oil installations on fire.


  • U.S.
    Thursday Jun 17, 1993
    Sony Corporation

    SDDS Format

    U.S.
    Thursday Jun 17, 1993

    In 1993, Sony challenged the industry-standard Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound format with a newer and more advanced proprietary motion picture digital audio format called SDDS (Sony Dynamic Digital Sound). This format employed eight channels (7.1) of audio opposed to just six used in Dolby Digital 5.1 at the time.


  • Paris, France
    Sunday Jun 17, 2007
    Francesco Totti

    ESM European Golden Shoe award

    Paris, France
    Sunday Jun 17, 2007

    On 17 June, he also received the ESM European Golden Shoe award as the top European goalscorer of the season.


  • U.S.
    Wednesday Jun 17, 2009
    Shaquille O'Neal

    O'Neal challenged kickboxer and mixed martial artist Choi Hong-man

    U.S.
    Wednesday Jun 17, 2009

    O'Neal challenged kickboxer and mixed martial artist Choi Hong-man to a mixed martial arts rules bout in a YouTube video posted on June 17, 2009.


  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Thursday Jun 17, 2010
    Kobe Bryant

    The most satisfying of all championships

    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Thursday Jun 17, 2010

    The Lakers went on to win the series in six games capturing the Western Conference Championship and advancing to the NBA Finals for a third straight season. In a rematch against the 2008 Champion Boston Celtics, Bryant, despite shooting 6 for 24 from the field, led the Lakers back from a thirteen-point third-quarter deficit in Game 7 to win the championship; he scored 10 of his game-high 23 points in the fourth quarter and finished the game with 15 rebounds. Bryant won his fifth championship and earned his second consecutive NBA Finals MVP award. This marked the first time the Lakers won a Game 7 against the Boston Celtics in the NBA Finals. Bryant said that this was the most satisfying of all of his five championships.


  • Oakland County, Michigan, U.S.
    Monday Jun 17, 2013
    Jimmy Hoffa

    Investigation of the Zerilli Information

    Oakland County, Michigan, U.S.
    Monday Jun 17, 2013

    On June 17, 2013, investigation of the Zerilli information led the FBI to a property in Oakland Township in northern Oakland County owned by Detroit mob boss Jack Tocco. After three days, the FBI called off the dig. No human remains were found, and the case remains open.


  • Portugal
    Saturday Jun 17, 2017
    Disasters with highest death tolls

    2017 Portugal Wildfires

    Portugal
    Saturday Jun 17, 2017

    A series of four initial deadly wildfires erupted across central Portugal in the afternoon of 17 June 2017 within minutes of each other, resulting in at least 66 deaths and 204 injured people.


  • Geneva, Switzerland
    Wednesday Jun 17, 2020
    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    Surpassing The 8 Millions Infections

    Geneva, Switzerland
    Wednesday Jun 17, 2020

    On 17 June, the WHO confirmed that the cases of infections have reached 8,061,550 and the death tally reached 440,290.


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