This Day in History :: 17 June
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17 June 1959 : Eamon de Valera elected President of Ireland
17 June 1958 : Radio Moscow reports execution of Hungarian ex-premier Imre Nagy
17 June 1957 : "So Rare" by Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra peaks at #2
17 June 1957 : Tuskegee boycott begins (Blacks boycotted city stores)
17 June 1954 : CIA exile army lands in Guatemala (JF Dulles & United Fruit Co)
17 June 1954 : Rocky Marciano beats Ezzard Charles in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
17 June 1954 : Televised Senate Army McCarthy hearings ends
17 June 1953 : Most runs scored in 1 inning (17 by Red Sox)
17 June 1953 : Riots in East Germany for reunification
17 June 1953 : Sup Court Justice Wm O Douglas stays executions of spies Julius and Ethel Rosenberg scheduled for next day their 14th anniversary
17 June 1952 : 2 mine cave-ins at Charleroi, Belgium
17 June 1951 : "Flahooley" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 40 performances
17 June 1950 : 1st kidney transplant (Chicago)
17 June 1950 : Egypt, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and Syria sign security pact
17 June 1948 : Joe Cronin pinch hit HRs in both ends of a doubleheader









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