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 This day in History - June 17
383 Historic Events for June 17
1682

Charles XII, King of Sweden (1697-1718)

Birth
1696

Jan III Sobieski, King of Poland (1674-96), dies at 72

Death
1696

Johannes II Sobieski, King of Poland (1674-96), dies

Death
1700

Mass orders priest to leave the colony

Event
1703

John B Wesley, England, religion co-founder (Methodists)

Birth
1714

Cesar F Cassini, de Thury, French astronomer (geodesic labor)

Birth
1719

Joseph Addison, English poet/writer/secretary of state, dies at 47

Death
1725

Joseph Anton Bauer, composer

Birth
1734

Duke of Berwick, French general strategist, dies in battle

Death
1734

French troops occupy Philipsburg at Rhine

Event
1742

William Hooper, US attorney (signed Decl of Independence)

Birth
1745

American colonials capture Louisburg, Cape Breton I from French

Event
1750

Michel Woldemar, composer

Birth
1756

Pierre-Joseph Cambon, French member of Committee of Salut Public

Birth
1762

Prosper Jolyot de Cr‚billon, French poet (Idom‚n‚e), dies at 88

Death
1775

Battle of Bunker Hill (actually it was Breed's Hill)

Event
1789

3rd Estate in France declared itself a national assembly

Event
1797

Aga Mohammed Khan, cruel ruler of Persia, castrated and killed

Death
1810

F Freiligrath, writer

Birth
1811

Jon Sigurdsson, Iceland, leader/collects Icelandic legends

Birth
1815

Stephen Decatur conquerors Algerian frigate Mashouda

Event
1815

Hammida, Algerian admiral, dies in battle

Death
1817

Ivan K A‹vazovski, Russan painter (Harbor Scenes)

Birth
1817

Thomas Maley Harris, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), died in 1906

Birth
1818

Sophia Frederika Mathilde, queen of Netherlands/wife of William III

Birth