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17 June

676 – Rome – Pope Adeodatus II died. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Adeodatus_II

1773 – Colombia – Cúcuta founded by Juana Rangel de Cuéllar. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C%C3%BAcuta

1775 – America – Battle of Bunker Hill (American Revolutionary War). http://www.britishbattles.com/bunker-hill.htm

1843 – New Zealand – The Wairau Affray (New Zealand Wars). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wairau_Affray

1861 – USA – Battle of Vienna, Virginia (American Civil War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Vienna,_Virginia

1863 – USA – Battle of Aldie (American Civil War). http://www.civilwar.org/battlefields/aldie.html

1876 – USA – Battle of the Rosebud (American Indian Wars). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Rosebud

1877 – USA – Battle of White Bird Canyon (American Indian Wars). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_White_Bird_Canyon

1885 – USA – Statue of Liberty arrived in New York Harbour. http://www.nps.gov/stli/learn/historyculture/places_creating_statue.htm

1898 – USA – US Navy Hospital Corps established.  http://www.corpsman.com/history/history-of-the-hospital-corps/

1929 – New Zealand – Earthquake measuring 7.8Mw, epicentre in Murchison, South Island, 17 killed. http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/historic-earthquakes/page-5

1929 – English Channel – Imperial Airways Airplane ditched, 7 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19290617-0

1933 – USA – Kansas City Massacre. https://www.fbi.gov/about-us/history/famous-cases/kansas-city-massacre-pretty-boy-Floyd

1939 – France – Eugene Weidmann, last public execution by quillotine, outside Saint-Pierre prison, Varsailles. http://murderpedia.org/male.W/w/weidmann-eugen.htm


1940 – France – HMS Lancastria sunk by Luftwaffe near Saint Nazaire, 3000+ killed. (WWII). https://youtu.be/DDOE0zpAxXA http://www.lancastria.org.uk/

1941 – Germany – RAF bombers attacked Ruhr & Rhineland industrial areas (WWII). http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=55/Bombing-of-Hamburg-Dresden-and-Other-Cities-World-War-II-Database

1945 – Philippines – USAAF plane crashed near Baguio, 8 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19450617-0

1948 – USA – United Air Lines Flight 624 crashed near Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania, 43 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19480617-0

1948 – Ecuador – Ecuadorian Air Force plane crashed at Shell Mera Airport, 1 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19480617-2

1953 – East Germany – Workers uprising in East Berlin, Soviet troops sent in to quell rebellion. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uprising_of_1953_in_East_Germany

1956 – Sweden – XVI Summer Olympic Games Closing Ceremony in Stockholm (Equestrian). http://www.sports-reference.com/olympics/equestrian/1956/


1958 – Canada – Ironworkers Memorial Bridge collapsed, 19 killed. https://youtu.be/F73ahPK5qpQ


1958 – Canada – Wooden roller coaster at Playland, Vancouver, opened. https://youtu.be/nbGEwRaLY5M


1979 – USA – Air New England Flight 248 crashed at Hyannis, MA, 1 killed. https://youtu.be/hLV5iyD9hE0 http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19790617-0