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|June 17th, 2008||Event||First day of legal same-sex marriage in California|
|June 17th, 1994||Event||Following 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, 1992||Event||A 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, 1991||Event||Apartheid: the South African Parliament repeals the Population Registration Act, which had required all racial classification of all South Africans at birth.|
|June 17th, 1987||Event||With the death of the last individual, the Dusky Seaside Sparrow becomes extinct.|
|June 17th, 1972||Event||Watergate 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, 1963||Event||The 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, 1961||Event||The New Democratic Party of Canada is founded with the merger of the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) and the Canadian Labour Congress.|
|June 17th, 1958||Event||The 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, 1958||Event||The 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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