Today in History - June 17

1397 - Union of Kalmar established between Denmark, Sweden & Norway

1497 - Battle of Deptford Bridge - King Henry VII soundly defeat Cornish rebels led by Michael

1579 - Anti-English uprising in Ireland

1580 - Battle at Hardenberg: Spanish troops beat rebels

1631 - Mumtaz Mahal dies during childbirth. Her husband, Shah Jahan I, spends more than 20 years building her tomb, the Taj Mahal

1745 - American colonials capture Louisburg, Cape Breton Island from French

1775 - Battle of Bunker Hill

1789 - 3rd Estate in France declared itself a national assembly

1824 - US Bureau of Indian Affairs established

1856 - Republican Party opens its 1st national convention in Philadelphia

1861 - Battle of Boonville, General Lyon defeats Confederate forces

1863 - Battle at Middleburg, Virginia

1863 - Battle of Aldie, confederates fail to drive back Union in Virginia

1864 - 640m long pontoon bridge over James River Virginia finished

1876 - Battle of Rosebud

1885 - Statue of Liberty arrived in NYC aboard French ship 'Isere'



1898 - The United States Navy Hospital Corps is established

1938 - Japan declared war on China

1940 - USSR occupies Estonia

1944 - Iceland declares independence from Denmark

1945 - Day of Unity in West Germany (National Day)

1950 - 1st kidney transplant - Chicago

1970 - Edwin Land patents the Polaroid camera

1988 - Microsoft releases MS DOS 4.0



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