TODAY IN HISTORY - June 17th

1837 - Charles Goodyear obtains his 1st rubber patent
1856 - Republican Party opens its 1st national convention in Philadelphia
1917 - British king George V takes the name Windsor
1960 - Ted Williams hit his 500th HR
1988 - Givens' Family reports Mike Tyson beats his wife Robin Givens
1991 - Country entertainer Minnie Pearl suffers a stroke at 78

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY / ANNIVERSARY TO:

1943 - Barry Manilow, New York City, American singer/pianist (Mandy, I Write the Songs)
1950 - US Attorney General Robert Kennedy (24) weds Ethel Kennedy (25) at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Greenwich, Connecticut
1962 - Actor Jack Nicholson (25) weds Sandra Knight (22) in Los Angeles

GOODBYE TO:

 

 

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