17 June It Happened Today

1239  Birth of English King Edward I.

1775  The Battle of Bunker Hill takes place during the American War of Independence.

1818  Birth of French composer Charles Gounod.

1882  Birth of Russian composer Igor Stravinsky.

1946  Birth of American singer Barry Manilow.

1972  Five men arrested after breaking into the Watergate Building in Washington.

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