On This Day: June 17th
This is 169th day of the year and 197 days remain in the year.
Amelia Earhart embarked on the first trans-Atlantic flight by a woman.
The Republic of Iceland was established.
U.S. Supreme Court ruled that no locality may require recitation of Lord's Prayer or Bible verses in public schools.
Burglary of Democratic Party headquarters in Washington, DC, started the Watergate political scandal.
O. J. Simpson's slow-speed chase by the police, watched by millions on TV, ended in his arrest.
Australian scientists announced that they had "teleported" a laser beam—breaking it up and reconstructing it in another location.
June 17 BirthdaysJohn Wesley1703–91, English evangelical preacher, founder of Methodism, born in Epworth, Lincolnshire.
Venus Williamstennis player
James Weldon Johnsonauthor, educator
M. C. Escherartist