Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/June 17

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This is a list of selected June 17 anniversaries that appears on the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial, or on a day that is or soon will be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only 5–6 events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is not generally posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled June 17, 2019 featured article or the June 17, 2019 featured picture.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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Icelandic National Day unreferenced section
1631Mumtaz Mahal, wife of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, died in childbirth; Jahan spent the next seventeen years constructing her mausoleum, the Taj Mahal. Origins: refimprove section; Taj: date not in article
1789French Revolution: The Third Estate of France declared itself the National Assembly. original research, needs more footnotes
1953 – The Group of Soviet Forces in Germany and the Volkspolizei violently suppressed an uprising in Berlin against the East German government. refimprove section
1963 – The Supreme Court of the United States ruled in Abington School District v. Schempp that school-sponsored Bible reading in U.S. public schools is unconstitutional. refimprove
1972 – Five men were arrested for attempted burglary on the offices of the Democratic National Committee in the Watergate complex in Washington, D.C., igniting the Watergate scandal that ultimately led to the resignation of U.S. President Richard Nixon more than two years later. Watergate scandal: Refimprove section
1987 – "Orange Band", the last dusky seaside sparrow, died. refimprove
1985 – On board Space Shuttle Discovery, Sultan bin Salman Al Saud became the first Arab, the first Muslim, and the first astronaut of royal blood to fly in outer space. refimprove section
1991 – The Parliament of South Africa repealed the Population Registration Act, which required that each inhabitant be classified and registered by race as part of the system of apartheid. needs reorganization
1994 – Following a police chase along Los Angeles freeways and a failed suicide attempt, actor and former American football player O. J. Simpson was arrested for the murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman. Simpson: unreferenced section; Murder case: refimprove section



June 17

Memorial service for the Charleston shooting
Memorial service for the Charleston shooting

Carl Van Vechten (b. 1880) · Carmen Casco de Lara Castro (b. 1918) · Annie S. Swan (d. 1943)

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