Historical Events for 17th June 2019

1789 – French Revolution: During the meeting of the Estates-General, the Third Estate proclaims itself the ‘National Assembly’
1864 – -18] Confederate troops pull back out Solves/lost Mt, Georgia
1885 – Statue of Liberty arrives in NYC aboard French ship `Isere’
1930 – Chuck Klein sets Phillies hitting streak at 26 straight games
1947 – Earnest Reuter becomes mayor of Berlin
1958 – The Wooden Roller Coaster at Playland, which is in the Pacific National Exhibition, Vancouver, Canada opened, and is still open to this day
1972 – Five men arrested after trying to bug Democratic National Committee office in Watergate Complex, Washington
1973 – US Open Men’s Golf, Oakmont CC: Johnny Miller fires a record final round 63 (-8) to win his first major championship, 1 stroke ahead of runner-up John Schlee
2006 – Sci-Fi author Anne McCaffrey inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame
2018 – World electric speed record broken by Jaguar Vector V20E in battery-powered boat at 88.61 mph (142.60 kph) Coniston Water, English Lake District

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