Saturday, June 17, 2017
History for June 17 - On-This-Day.com:
John Wesley 1703 - Cleric, Christian theologian, James Weldon Johnson 1871 - Author, politician, diplomat, critic, John Hersey (John Richard Hersey) 1914 - Writer, journalist
Newt Gingrich (Newton Leroy "Newt" Gingrich) 1943 - Politician, historian, author, Barry Manilow 1946 - Musician, Venus Williams 1980 - Tennis player
1579 - Sir Francis Drake claimed San Francisco Bay for England. (California)
1775 - The British took Bunker Hill outside of Boston.
1837 - Charles Goodyear received his first patent. The patent was for a process that made rubber easier to work with.
1856 - The Republican Party opened its first national convention in Philadelphia.
1876 - General George Crook’s command was attacked and defeated on the Rosebud River by 1,500 Sioux and Cheyenne under the leadership of Crazy Horse.
1928 - Amelia Earhart began the flight that made her the first woman to successfully fly across the Atlantic Ocean.
1930 - The Smoot-Hawley Tariff Bill became law. It placed the highest tariff on imports to the U.S.
1950 - Dr. Richard H. Lawler performed the first kidney transplant in a 45-minute operation in Chicago, IL.