This Day in History :: 17 June
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17 June 1947 : 1st round-the-world civil air service leaves, New York City
17 June 1947 : Earnest Reuter becomes Mayor of Berlin
17 June 1947 : Pan Am Airways chartered as 1st worldwide passenger airline
17 June 1946 : SW Bell inaugurates mobile telephone commercial service, St. Louis
17 June 1945 : Day of Unity in West Germany (National Day)
17 June 1944 : Hitler secretly meets with von Rundstedt in Marjival Soissons
17 June 1944 : Iceland declares independence from Denmark
17 June 1944 : Republic of Iceland proclaimed at Thingvallir, Iceland
17 June 1944 : Resistance fighter / Poet Col Blake arrives in London
17 June 1943 : Player-manager Joe Cronin of Red Sox hits two 3-run pinch home runs
17 June 1942 : 1st WWII American expeditionary force lands in Africa (Gold Coast)
17 June 1940 : France asks Germany for terms of surrender in WWII
17 June 1940 : General De Gaulle departs Bordeaux for London
17 June 1940 : Germany occupiers ration bread in Holland
17 June 1940 : USSR occupies Estonia









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