June 17 in History – What happened on 17 June in Past

✅ Published on June 17th, 2021 in June in History

17 June - Today in History - Important historical events happened on this day in India and World History

According to Gregory calendar, on June 17, the day number in a year is 168 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 169. June 17 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

June 17 in History - Top Historical Events ⚡

YearEvent / Incidence / Incident
1462Forces led by Vlad III Dracula of Wallachia attacked an Ottomancamp at night in an attempt to assassinate Mehmed II.
1579Explorer Francis Drake landed in a region of present-dayCalifornia, naming it New Albion and claiming it for England.
1609The Netherlands, England and France signed a 12-year contract.
1631Mumtaz Mahal, wife of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, died inchildbirth; Jahan spent the next seventeen years constructing hermausoleum, the Taj Mahal.
1632Mumtaz Mahal, wife of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, died.
1674Jijabai, mother of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, died. Jijabai was a very pious and intelligent woman with great vision for independent kingdom. She inspired Shivaji by telling stories from Ramayana, Mahabharata, and Balaraja. Inspired by her, Shivaji took the Oath of Independence (SWARAJA) in the fort temple of lord Raireshwar in 1645 when he was 17. In Shivaji's impeccable, spotless character and courage, Jijabai's contribution is enormous.
1734French troops occupied Philipsburg in the Rhine.
1745The American colonies captured Cape Breton Island from Louisbourg, Frank.
1773Cucaca, Colombia was founded by Juana Rangel de Cuellar.
1775American Revolutionary War-British forces took Bunker Hilloutside of Boston, Massachusetts.
1775In the Battle of Bunker Hill, the Britis army defeated the Continental Army of Nena America but suffered heavy losses. The Continental Army quickly reorganized itself and the struggle for internal independence continued.
1843New Zealand Wars-An armed posse of Europeans set out from Nelson to arrest Ngati Toa chief Te Rauparaha and clashed with Maori,resulting in 26 deaths.
1856The Republican Party held its first national convention in Philadelphia.
1858Rani Laxmibai of Jhansi, the heroine of the Indian independence struggle of 1857, was martyred.
1876Great Sioux War-A band of Lakota Sioux and Cheyenne attacked a United States Army expedition and its Crow and Shoshone allies in the Battle of the Rosebud.
1885The Statue of Liberty arrived at New York Harbor. The Statue of Liberty was a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in New York Harbor in New York City, in the United States. The copper statue designed by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, a French sculptor, built by Gustave Eiffel, and dedicated on October 28, 1886, was a gift to the United States from the people of France.
1885France's gift to the Statue of Liberty arrived at the port of New York.
1885Statue of Liberty brought to New York Harbor.
1900Boxer Rebellion-Allied naval forces captured the Taku Fortsafter a brief but bloody battle.
1922Portuguese naval aviators Gago Coutinho and Sacadura Cabral completed the first aerial crossing of the South Atlantic.
1933The civil disobedience campaign ended. Civil disobedience is the active, professed refusal to obey certain laws, demands, or commands of a government, or of an occupying international power. Civil disobedience is sometimes, though not always, defined as being nonviolent resistance.
1936Heinrich Himmler was appointed chief of the German police.
1940The three Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania fell under the occupation of the Soviet Union. The Soviet occupation of the Baltic States covers the period from the Soviet–Baltic mutual assistance pacts in 1939, to their invasion and annexation in 1940, to the mass deportations of 1941.
1940Second World War-Britain's worst maritime disaster occurredwhen at least 3, 000 people were killed as a result of the troopship RMS Lancastria's sinking by the Luftwaffe near Saint-Nazaire, France.
1944Iceland declared independence from Denmark and became a republic. Abolishing the monarchy resulted in little change to the Icelandic constitution. The people of Iceland celebrated the end of the long struggle for total independence and praised Jón Sigurðsson for his early independence movement and Sveinn Björnsson, who became the first president of Iceland.
1950Egypt, Lebanon, Syria and Saudi Arabia signed security pacts.
1961The HF-24 Marut supersonic fighter, designed by German engineer Kurt Tank, made its maiden flight. The Hindustan Aeronautics HF-24 Marut was an Indian fighter-bomber aircraft of the 1960s. It was India's first jet aircraft.
1963Around 2,000 people rioted in South Vietnam, despite thesigning of the Joint Communique to resolve the ongoing Buddhist crisisone day earlier.
1967The People's Republic of China announced a successful test of its first thermonuclear weapon. A thermonuclear weapon is a nuclear weapon that uses the energy from a primary nuclear fission reaction to compress and ignite a secondary nuclear fusion reaction. The result is greatly increased explosive power when compared to single-stage fission weapons.
1967China became the fourth country in the world to have hydrogen bomb.
1970Kidney transplant operation was first performed in Chicago.
1972Five men were arrested for attempted burglary on the offices ofthe Democratic National Committee in the Watergate complex inWashington, D.C., igniting the Watergate scandal that ultimately led tothe resignation of U.S. President Richard Nixon more than two yearslater.
1981In Cairo, Egypt, 14 people were killed in a clash between Muslims and Christians.
1985STS-51-G Space Shuttle Discovery launched carrying Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the first Arab and first Muslim in space, as a Payload Specialist. STS-51-G was the eighteenth flight of NASA's Space Shuttle program, and the fifth flight of Space Shuttle Discovery. The seven-day mission launched from Kennedy Space Center, Florida, on June 17, 1985, and landed at Edwards Air Force Base, California, on June 24.
1985On board Space Shuttle Discovery, Sultan bin Salman Al Saud became the first Arab, the first Muslim, and the first astronaut of royal blood to fly in outer space.
1985John Hendricks started the Discovery Channel in the United States.
1987With the death of the last individual of the species, the dusky seaside sparrow became extinct. The dusky seaside sparrow, Ammodramus maritimus nigrescens, was a non-migratory subspecies of the seaside sparrow, found in Florida in the natural salt marshes of Merritt Island and along the St. Johns River.
1991The Parliament of South Africa repealed the Population Registration Act, which required that each in habitant of South Africa be classified and registered by race as part of the system of apartheid.
1992A "joint understanding" agreement on arms reduction is signed by U.S. President George Bush and Russian President Boris Yeltsin. START II (Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty) was a bilateral treaty between the United States of America and Russia on the Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms.
1994Following a police chase along Los Angeles freeways and afailed suicide attempt, actor and former American football player O. J.Simpson was arrested for the murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpsonand her friend Ronald Goldman.
1994FIFA World Cup football started in Chicago.
2015The gunman killed nine people in a church in South Carolina, USA.

Famous Birthdays of June 17 😀:

YearName / Profession / Country
1714César-François Cassini de Thury / Astronomer / France
1970Stéphane Fiset / Ice Hockey Player / Canada
1920Peter Le Cheminant / Politician / United Kingdom
1970Michael Showalter / Actor / United States of America
1976Sven Nys / Cyclist / Belgium
1966Mohammed Ghazy Al-Akhras / Journalist / Iraq
1955Cem Hakko / Business Man / Turkey
1994Amari Cooper / Footballer / United States of America
1940George Akerlof / Academic / United States of America
1693Johann Georg Walch / Author / Germany
1957Martin Dillon / Educator / United States of America
1861Pete Browning / Baseball Player / United States of America
1920Jacob H. Gilbert / Politician / United States of America
1923Arnold S. Relman / Physician / United States of America
1967Dorothea Röschmann / Actress / Germany
1987Kendrick Lamar / Rapper / United States of America
1929Bud Collins / Journalist / United States of America
1930Brian Statham / Cricketer / United Kingdom
1988Andrew Ogilvy / Basketball Player / Australia
1914John Hersey / Author / United States of America
1958Bobby Farrelly / Producer / United States of America
1966Ken Clark / Footballer / United States of America
1918Ajahn Chah / Monk / Thailand
1936Ken Loach / Director / United Kingdom
1910George Hees / Politician / Canada
1882Igor Stravinsky / Composer / Russia
1920François Jacob / Biologist / France
1691Giovanni Paolo Panini / Painter / Italy
1919John Moffat / Pilot / Scotland
1978Travis Roche / Ice Hockey Player / Canada

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