This Day in History :: 17 June
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17 June 1938 : Japan declares war on China
17 June 1933 : Kansas City Massacre: 1 FBI agent, 4 cops and 1 gangster killed by mob
17 June 1932 : Oil tanker Cymbeline explodes in Montreal, Canada
17 June 1930 : Chuck Klein sets Phillies hitting streak at 26 straight games
17 June 1928 : Amelia Earhart leaves Nfld to become 1st woman (passenger) to fly Atlantic (as a passenger in a plane piloted by Wilmer Stultz)
17 June 1920 : Dutch 2nd Chamber accept Anti-revolution law
17 June 1919 : "Barney Google" cartoon strip, by Billy De Beck, premieres
17 June 1917 : British King George V takes the name Windsor
17 June 1916 : 1st national Congress of Sarekat Islam at Bandoeng Java
17 June 1916 : US troops under General Pershing march into Mexico
17 June 1915 : League to Enforce Peace forms in Philadelphia
17 June 1911 : Belgium government of De Broqueville forms
17 June 1898 : US Senate agrees to annex Hawaii
17 June 1897 : William Frank Powell, New Jersey educator, named Minister to Haiti
17 June 1895 : US Ship Canal (W 225th St) in the Bronx completed; cutting Marble Hill off from Manhattan









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