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This Day in History for June 17

1775 – Battle of Bunker Hill (actually it was Breed’s Hill)

1837 – Charles Goodyear obtains his 1st rubber patent.

1856 – Republican Party opens its 1st national convention in Philadelphia.

1885 – Statute of Liberty arrives in NYC aboard French ship ‘Isere’

1916 – US troops under General Pershing march into Mexico.

1928 – Amelia Earhart leaves Newfoundland to become 1st woman (passenger) to fly Atlantic (as a passenger in a plane piloted by Wilmer Stultz)

1946 – SW Bell inaugurates mobile telephone commercial service, St. Louis.

1947 – Pan Am Airways chartered as 1st worldwide passenger airline.

1950 – 1st kidney transplant (Chicago)

1953 – US Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas stays executions of spies Julius & Ether Rosenberg scheduled to die the next day their 14th anniversary.

1958 – The Wooden Roller Coaster at Playland, which is in the Pacific National Exhibition, Vancouver, Canada opened, and is still open to this day.

1963 – Supreme Court rules against Bible reading/prayer in public schools.

1968 – Ohio Express’ “Yummy Yummy Yummy” goes gold.

1969 – “Oh! Calcutta” opens in NYC (almost entirely in the nude)

1972 – Looking Glass releases “Brandy”

1982 – US President Reagan’s 1st UN General Assembly address “We must serve mankind through genuine disarmament.”

1991 – Country entertainer Minnie Pearl suffers a stroke at 78.

2008 – First day of legal same-sex marriage in California.

2015 – US Treasury announced that the image of Alexander Hamilton will be replaced from the US $10 bill by an image of a woman.

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