This Day in History :: 17 June
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17 June 1855 : Fritz Steinbach: Composer
17 June 1845 : Hendrik P Staal: Dutch banker
17 June 1838 : Bankim C Chattopadhyaya: Writer (Kapala-Kundala)
17 June 1838 : Chattopadhyaya / Bankim Chandra: Bengalese writer (Monastery of Delight)
17 June 1837 : Vincent Strong: Civil war fighter, died in 1863
17 June 1832 : William Crookes: English chemist / physicist (Crookes-pipe, thallium)
17 June 1830 : Rochard Montgomery Gano: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1913
17 June 1828 : Jan K J de Jonge: Dutch historian
17 June 1823 : John Henry Hobart Ward: Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1903
17 June 1818 : Charles Francois Gounod: Paris, France -- Opera composer (Faust)
17 June 1818 : Sophia Frederika Mathilde: Queen of the Netherlands / Wife of William III
17 June 1817 : Thomas Maley Harris: Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1906
17 June 1811 : Jon Sigurdsson: Iceland -- Leader / collects Icelandic legends
17 June 1810 : F Freiligrath: Writer
17 June 1756 : Pierre-Joseph Cambon: French member of Committee of Salut Public









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