June 17

June 15, 2018

June 17

Root Beer Day

 

1937 A Day at the Races opens starring Groucho Marx

1944 Iceland declares independence  

1947 Pan Am Airways becomes the first international airline

1954 Rocky Marciano defeats Ezzard Charles for the Heavyweight boxing title

1977 Steve Winwood releases his first album Steve Winwood

1970 The Polaroid camera is patented by Edwin Land

1976 The ABA joins The NBA

1984 John Turner is sown in a Prime Minister of Canada 

1994 The O.J. Simpson is charged with for the murder of Nicole Brown Simpson & Ron Goldman & the now infamous white Ford Bronco chase

 

 

 

1997 The NHL expands to 4 teams Nashville Predators, Atlanta Thrashers, Minnesota Wild, & Columbus Blue Jackets 

 

   2008 The first same sex marriage takes place in California

2008 Boston Celtics win the NBA Championship over the LA Lakers  

2010 LA Lakers win the NBA Championship over the Boston Celtics 

 

 

Happy Birthday

1881 Tommy Burns Boxing World Heavyweight Champion

1882 Igor Stravinsky composer 

1947 Paul Young musician in the band Mike + The Mechanics 

1949 Snakefinger musician in The Residents

1955 Bob Sauve NHL  goaltender won the Vezina & William M. Jennings Trophy 

 

1958 Jello Biafra musician  in the band Dead Kennedys.

 

1970 Will Forte actor SNL, The Last Man On Earth

 

1973 Krazy Bone Rapper in Bone Thugs-N-Harmony

 

 

1987 Kendrick Lamar rapper 

 

1994 Julia Kelly Instagram model

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

sources  

http://www.onthisday.com/events/june/17

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/June_17

http://www.nationaldaycalendar.com/june/

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