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 This day in History - June 17
383 Historic Events for June 17
1925

Keith Larsen, Salt Lake City Utah, actor (Hunter, Brave Eagle)

Birth
1926

Manuel Enriquez, composer

Birth
1926

Alan Walters, political economist

Birth
1927

Austin J Murphy, (Rep-D-PA, 1977- )

Birth
1927

Lucio Fulci, director

Birth
1928

Ramon de Basterra, Spanish writer/diplomat (Virulo, mocedades), dies

Death
1928

Amelia Earhart leaves Nfld to become 1st woman (passenger) to fly Atlantic (as a passenger in a plane piloted by Wilmer Stultz)

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1928

James Brown, Pulaski TN, soul singer (Hot Pants, Living in America)

Birth
1929

Tigran Petrosyan, USSR, world chess champion (1963-69)

Birth
1929

Michael L Strang, (Rep-R-CO, 1985- )

Birth
1930

Bradman scores 131 in the 1st Test cricket at Trent Bridge

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1930

Chuck Klein sets Phillies hitting streak at 26 straight games

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1930

Romuald Twardowski, composer

Birth
1930

Brian Statham, cricketer

Birth
1930

James Gathers, Sumter SC, 200m runner (Olympic-bronze-1952)

Birth
1932

Oil tanker Cymbeline explodes in Montreal, Canada

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1932

John P Murtha, (Rep-D-PA, 1974- )

Birth
1932

Derek Ibbotson, 5K runner (Oly-bronze-1956)

Birth
1933

Christian Ferras, French violinist/conductor

Birth
1933

Kansas City Massacre: 1 FBI agent, 4 cops and 1 gangster killed by mob

Event
1936

Kenneth Loach, TV director (Singing the Blues in Red), dies

Death
1937

Marx Brothers' "A Day At The Races" opens in NY

Event
1937

Peter Lupus, actor (Mission Impossible)

Birth
1938

Judy Kimball-Simon, LPGA golfer

Birth
1938

Japan declares war on China

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