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 This day in History - June 17
383 Historic Events for June 17
1970

Edwin Land patents Polaroid camera

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1971

C Christopher Morris, cricketer (brilliant batsman for Phila), dies

Death
1971

Tripp Schwenk, US, 100m/200m backstroke (Olympics-silver-96)

Birth
1972

James McKnight, NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawks)

Birth
1972

Dirk-Jan Derksen, Dutch soccer player (Roda JC)

Birth
1972

"Long Haired Lover From Liverpool" by Little Jimmy Osmond peaks at #38

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1972

Looking Glass releases "Brandy"

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1972

Chile president Allende forms new government

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1972

5 arrested for burglarizing Democratic Party HQ at Watergate

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1973

1st du Maurier Golf Classic (La Canadienne): Jocelyne Bourassa

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1973

73rd US Golf Open: Johnny Miller shoots a 279 at Oakmont CC PA

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1973

Russian party leader Brezhnev visits US

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1973

Luis Van Rooten, actor (One Man's Family), dies at 66

Death
1974

Yadavendra Singh, cricketer (Yuvraj of Patiala, Test for India), dies

Death
1974

Pamela Britton, actress (Blondie, My Favorite Martian), dies at 50

Death
1975

Petra Vaarakallio, ice hockey center (Finland, Oly-98)

Birth
1975

Voters in Northern Mariana Is approve commonwealth status with US

Event
1975

Frederick Koehler, Queens NY, actor (Chip-Kate and Allie)

Birth
1976

Indonesia annexes Portuguese East-Timor

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1976

ABA (Nets, Pacers, Nuggets and Spurs) merges into NBA

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1977

Bernardo Federico Tomas, Prince of Netherlands

Birth
1977

Jason Miller, Silver Springs Md, actor (New Mickey Mouse Club)

Birth
1977

Andrea Deak, Miss Universe-Hungary (1996)

Birth
1978

Jenny Keim, Cin Ohio, diver (Olympics-9th-96)

Birth
1978

"Cheeseburger In Paradise" by Jimmy Buffett peaks at #32

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