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Importance of 17th June in History

Know all Events, anniversaries, death, born that makes 17th June special in the world history.

1994
O.J. Simpson was arrested in California for the murders of his wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman.
United States
1970
Polaroid camera patented by Edwin Land
United States
1963
Death of John Cowper-Powys, British writer
Great Britain
1950
First kidney transplant took place
United States
1939
The last public guillotining in France. Eugen Weidmann, a German serial killer, was executed outside the Saint-Pierre prison, Versailles
France
1925
Death of A C Benson, English writer - most famously the words of Land of Hope and Glory. His diaries ran to over 4 million words.
Great Britain
1898
Death of Edward Burne-Jones, British artist .
Great Britain
1885
The Statue of Liberty arrived in New York.
United States
1882
Birth of Igor Stravinsky, Russian composer
Russian Federation
1845
Death of Richard Barham, (nom de plume Thomas Ingoldsby) author of the Ingoldsby Legends
Great Britain
1832
Birth of William Crookes, British chemist and physicist who discovered thallium and invented several measuring instruments that were fundamental in the development of atomic physics
Great Britain
1818
Birth of Charles-Francois Gounod, composer
France
1809
French Emperor Napoleon I annexed the Papal States
France
1808
Birth of Henrik Wergeland, Norwegian writer .
Norway
1703
Birth of John Wesley, founder of Methodism
Great Britain
1682
Birth of Charles XII, King of Sweden
Sweden
1673
Jacques Marquette and Louis Jolliet arrived at the Mississippi River and are the first Europeans to make a detailed study of its course.
France
1631
Death of Mumtaz Mahal in childbirth, wife of Shah Jahan I who built the Taj Mahal as her mausoleum.
India
1579
Francis Drake landed in California and claimed it for England
Great Britain
1497
Battle of Deptford Bridge (AKA Battle of Blackheath) ended the Cornish rebellion against Henry VII.
Great Britain
1497
Battle of Blackheath
Great Britain
1239
Birth of Edward I, King of England.
Great Britain
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