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June Events

June Events

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June 17th, 2008EventFirst day of legal same-sex marriage in California
June 17th, 1994EventFollowing a televised low-speed highway chase and a failed attempt at suicide, O.J. Simpson is arrested for the murders of his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman.
June 17th, 1992EventA Joint Understanding agreement on arms reduction is signed by U.S. President George H. W. Bush and Russian President Boris Yeltsin (this would be later codified in START II).
June 17th, 1991EventApartheid: the South African Parliament repeals the Population Registration Act, which had required all racial classification of all South Africans at birth.
June 17th, 1987EventWith the death of the last individual, the Dusky Seaside Sparrow becomes extinct.
June 17th, 1972EventWatergate scandal: five White House operatives are arrested for burglarizing the offices of the Democratic National Committee, in an attempt by some members of the Republican party to illegally wiretap the opposition.
June 17th, 1963EventThe United States Supreme Court rules 8 to 1 in Abington School District v. Schempp against allowing the reciting of Bible verses and the Lord s Prayer in public schools.
June 17th, 1961EventThe New Democratic Party of Canada is founded with the merger of the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) and the Canadian Labour Congress.
June 17th, 1958EventThe Ironworkers Memorial Second Narrows Crossing being built connecting Vancouver and North Vancouver, Canada, collapses into the Burrard Inlet, killing many of the ironworkers and injuring others.
June 17th, 1958EventThe Wooden Roller Coaster at Playland, which is in the Pacific National Exhibition, Vancouver, Canada opened, and is still open to this day

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