A Brief History
This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on June 17th. For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event.
On June 17, 1462, Vlad Tepes, also known as Vlad III The Impaler, or simply Dracula, conducted a night raid against his Turkish enemy, Mehmed II who had invaded Vlad’s land of Wallachia (Romania).
On June 17, 1932, 17,000 United States military veterans of World War I and 25,000 of their friends and family gathered in Washington, D.C. to demand early payment of their service certificate war bonuses.
On June 17, 2014, EA Sports released the video game EA Sports UFC for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
On June 17, 2015, a white racist, Dylann Storm Roof, age 21, shot and killed 9 African-Americans and injured another that were attending a prayer session in a South Carolina church.
On June 17, 2018, we took the opportunity to discuss some new developments regarding events that either happened this month or that reached the news in the past couple weeks.
On June 17, 2021, President Biden signed the law that made “Juneteenth,” the 19th day of June each year, a National Holiday, the first designated as such since Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in 1983.
On Thursday, June 17, 2021, a limited number of you had a chance at watching a virtual screening of The Sparks Brothers at 7:00PM.
On June 17, 2022, we remembered the long and influential history of the Middle East.
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For more information, please see…
Andrews, John and Matt Baker. Timeline of World History. Thunder Bay Press, 2020.
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