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 This day in History - June 17
383 Historic Events for June 17
1864

-18] Confederate troops pull back out Solves/lost Mt, Georgia

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1864

General John B Hood replaces General Johnston

Event
1864

640m long ponton bridge over James River Virginia finished

Event
1867

John Robert Gregg, Ireland, inventor (shorthand)

Birth
1870

George Cormack, cereal inventor (Wheaties)

Birth
1871

James Weldon Johnson, lawyer (1st black admitted to Florida Bar)

Birth
1871

Nicolae Iorga, writer/poet/literature historian/pres of Romania

Birth
1874

Grant Mitchell, Columbus OH, actor (Man Who Came to Dinner)

Birth
1875

Philipp A Kohnstamm, philosopher/theorist (Mensch and World)

Birth
1876

Battle of Rosebud/Battle Where Girl Saved Her Brother

Event
1876

1st to hit 2 HRs; and score 5 runs in 9 inn NL game (George Hall, A's)

Event
1878

Albert Thomas, French socialist politician

Birth
1880

John Ward, Providence, pitches perfect game vs Buffalo

Event
1880

Carl Van Fight, US author/critic (Red, Nigger Heaven)

Birth
1880

Russell Simpson, actor (Abraham Lincoln)

Birth
1882

Igor F Stravinsky, Oranienbaum Russia, composer (Rite of Spring) [NS]

Birth
1882

Tornado kills 130 in Iowa

Event
1883

Alexandre Cellier, composer

Birth
1884

Christina C Bakker-van Bosse, feminist/pacifist

Birth
1885

Statue of Liberty arrived in NYC aboard French ship `Isere'

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1885

Gen Edwin H K Freiherr von Manteuffel, mayor (Elzas-Lothar'n), dies

Death
1888

Bernhard van den Sigtenhorst Meyer, composer

Birth
1894

1st US poliomyelitis epidemic breaks out, Rutland, Vermont

Event
1895

Slavko Osterc, composer

Birth
1895

Louise Fazenda, Lafayette IN, actress/com‚dienne (Almost an actress)

Birth