• 7:11 am Thoughts While Shaving for June 17
  • 12:09 am DYB District 2 AA (Coach-Pitch) Supplemental Tournament: Whiteville 14, Bladen County 4
  • 12:06 am DYB District 2 AA (Coach-Pitch) Tournament: Bladen County 10, Columbus County 5
  • 11:31 pm DYB District 9 AA (Coach-Pitch) Tournament: Elizabethtown 15, Lumberton Maroon 5
  • 10:58 pm This Day in History for June 17

This Day In History1805 – US Marines attack shores of Tripoli.

1861 – US President Abraham Lincoln suspends writ of habeas corpus (US Civil War).

1865 – Steamboat “SS Sultans” explodes in the Mississippi River, killing up to 1,800 of the 2,427 passengers in the greatest maritime disaster in United States history.¬† Most were paroled Union POWs on their way home.

1877 – Rutherford B. Hayes removes Federal troops from LA, Reconstruction begins.

1911 – Following the resignation and death of William P. Frye, a compromise is reached to rotate the office of President pro tempore (for the time being) of the United States Senate.

1937 – 1st US social security payment made.

1946 – 1st radar installed aboard a commercial ship.

1950 – “Tickets, Please” opens at Coronet Theater NYC for 245 performances.

1956 – Heavyweight champ, Rocky Marciano, retires undefeated from boxing.

1961 – NASA launches Explorer 11 into Earth orbit to study gamma rays.

1965 – RC Duncan patents “Pampers” disposable diaper.

1972 – NYC Mayor John Lindsey appeals that John Lennon not be departed.

1978 – Cooling tower collapse at a coal-fired power plant at Willow Island, West Virginia, kills 51.

1983 – Nolan Ryan becomes strikeout king (3,509) passing Walter Johnson.

1984 – Over 70 inches of snow falls on Red Lake Montana.

1990 – 50th annual barbershop quartet singing convention held (Michigan).

1997 – Frank Nobilo wins Greater Greensboro (NC) Chrysler Classic at Forest Oaks.

2006 – Construction begins on the Freedom Tower for the new World Trade Center in New York City.

2011 – The deadliest day of the 2011 Super outbreak of tornadoes, the largest tornado outbreak, in United States history.

2011 – US President Barack Obama, coerced by incessant false “birther” accusations, publicly releases a copy of his birth certificate.



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