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History of June 17 | 17 June Today Historical Events

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Important events of 17 June

  •  1549 – The Jews were expelled from Belgium in the Ghent area of Belgium.
  • 1609 – The Netherlands, England and France signed a 12-year contract.
  • 1775 – British Army defeated US Continental Army in the Battle of Bunker Hill.
  • 1799Napoleon Bonaparte incorporates Italy into his empire.
  • 1885 – The Port of the Statue of Liberty reached the port of New York.
  •  1917 – Mahatma Gandhi made his residence in the heart of the Sabarmati Ashram.
  • 1938 – Japan declares war on China.
  • 1944 – Iceland gets independence from Denmark
  • 1950 – Egypt, Lebanon, Syria and Saudi Arabia signed the Security Treaty.
  • 1963 – U.S. Supreme Court bans the necessary reading of the Bible in schools.
  • 1967 – China becomes the fourth country in the world with a hydrogen bomb.
  • 1970 – The operation of kidney transplantation for the first time in Chicago.
  • 1974 – In a UK bomb blast, 11 people were injured in a bomb blast.
  • 1981 – 14 people were killed in a conflict between Muslims and Christians in Cairo, Egypt.
  • 1994FIFA World Cup football begins in Chicago.
  • 2003– 165 Iranian terrorists arrested in France.
  • 2012Taliban praised India on its English website ‘Voice of Jihad‘, saying that the soil of Afghanistan will not be allowed to be used against it.
  • 2015 – A gunman killed nine people in a church in the US state of South Carolina.

Read more: Important events of 16 June

Born on 17 June

  • 1887 – Kailash Nath Katju / Male / Politician / India
  • 1903 – Assam’s famous literary figure, freedom fighter and film producer Jyoti Prasad Agarwal was born
  • 1942 – Bhagat Singh Kosariyri / Male / Politician / India
  • 1957Phil Chevron / Male / Singer / Ireland
  • 1973Leander Paes, India’s best tennis player, was born.
  • 1980 – Best American female tennis player Venus Williams was born.
  • 1981Amrita Rao, Hindi movie actress

Died on 17 June

  • 1632Mumtaz Mahal, wife of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan died.
  • 1674Jijabai died.
  • 1839Lord William Bentinck, General and Politician of English, 14th Governor General of India
  • 1928 – freedom fighter  Gopchandhu Das passed away.

National/International Holidays and Observations List 

  • World Desert and Drought Prevention Day – International Day
  • Independence Day (Iceland)
  • Father’s Day