This Day in History – June 17

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This Day in History- June 17

“A page of history is worth a pound of logic”- Oliver Wendell Holmes The significance of everything minor that has taken place in history holds a strong ground of importance in our present. One can say that every day as we live, we create history, and every event that occurs defines the course of our futures. We always make an effort to understand the significance of historical events. Let us dwell on the history and know about the events that happened on This Day in History- June 17.

Events that Happened in India on June 17

  • 1631: Mumtaz Mahal died during childbirth
    Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan’s wife died giving birth on 17th June 1631
  • 1933: The end of civil disobedience campaign 
    On 17th June 1933, the three-year-long civil disobedience campaign that was launched by Mahatma Gandhi was dissolved
  • 1991: Bharat Ratna awarded to Rajiv Gandhi
    In 1991, Bharat Ratna which is India’s highest award was given to Rajiv Gandhi
Credits: Wildfilms India

Events that Happened Across the Globe on June 17

  • 1861 – American Civil War
    On 17th June 1861, the Battle of Vienna began in Virginia.
  • 1863 – American Civil War
    The battle of Aldie began in the Gettysburg Campaign on 17 June
  • 1876 – American Indian Wars
    1876 saw the Battle of Rosebud in which 1,506 Cheyenne led by General George Crook’s forces at Rosebud Creek in Montana Territory
  • 1877 – American Indian Wars
    On this day, the Nez Perce defeated the U.S. Cavalry at White Bird Canyon
  • 1885 – Arrival of Statue of Liberty
    The Statue of Liberty arrived in New York Harbor on 17 June 1885
  • 1898 – Establishment of US Navy Hospital Corps
    The US Navy Hospital Corps was established today
  • 1944 – Iceland declares IndependenceIceland declared independence from Denmark and declared itself to be a republic
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  • 1953 – Cold War – East Berlin Wall  
    In East Germany, the Soviet Union ordered a division of troops into East Berlin to quell a rebellion
  • 1994 – OJ Simpson arrested
    OJ Simpson was arrested for the murder of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson
Credits: NBCLA
  • 2015 – Mass Shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church
    Nine people were killed in the mass shooting that occurred at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. 
  • 2017 – Wildfire in Central Portugal 
    64 people were killed in the series of wildfires that occurred in Central Portugal

Famous Birthdays on June 17

  • 1898 – Carl Herman
    Carl Herman was a renowned German physicist and academic 
  • 1965 – Leander Paes
    Leander Paes is a famous Indian Tennis Player

  • 1970: Michael Showalter 
    Michael Showalter is an American actor, producer, and director
Credits: College Humor
  • 1981 – Amrita Rao 
    Amrita Rao is a famous Bollywood actress who works in Hindi movies was born on 17 June

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Hope you are now familiar with the events of historical significance that took place on this day in history – June 17. For more such informative content, stay connected to Leverage Edu! For the latest updates around study blogs, you can follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and also subscribe to our newsletter.

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