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 This day in History - June 17
383 Historic Events for June 17
1818

Charles Francois Gounod, Paris France, opera composer (Faust)

Birth
1823

John Henry Hobart Ward, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1903

Birth
1824

Bureau of Indian Affairs established

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1828

Jan K J de Jonge, Dutch historian

Birth
1830

Rochard Montgomery Gano, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1913

Birth
1832

William Crookes, English chemist/physicist (Crookes-pipe, thallium)

Birth
1837

Vincent Strong, civil war fighter, died in 1863

Birth
1837

Charles Goodyear obtains his 1st rubber patent

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1838

Chattopadhyaya/Bankim Chandra, Bengalese writer (Monastery of Delight)

Birth
1838

Bankim C Chattopadhyaya, writer (Kapala-Kundala)

Birth
1845

Hendrik P Staal, Dutch banker

Birth
1850

Paddle-wheeler "G P Griffith" burns off Mentor Ohio (206 die)

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1855

Fritz Steinbach, composer

Birth
1855

Heavy French/British bombing of Sebastopol, 2000+ killed

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1856

Republican Party opens its 1st national convention in Philadelphia

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1858

Eben Sumner Draper, (Gov-MA)

Birth
1861

Battle of Boonville, MI-Brig General Lyon defeats Confederate forces

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1861

Sidney James Jones, composer

Birth
1862

Charles J Canning, English 1st viceroy of British-Indies, dies at 49

Death
1863

Battle of Aldie, Confederates fail to drive back Union in Virginia

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1863

Battle at Middleburg Virginia

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1863

Isham W Garrott, US attorney/Confederate brig-general, dies in battle

Death
1863

Naval Engagement at Warsaw Sound GA-USS Weehawken vs CSS Atlanta

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1863

Travelers Insurance Co of Hartford chartered (1st accident insurer)

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1864

Skirmish at Mud Creek/Noyes's (Nose) Creek, Georgia

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