Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Today in History - 17 June

1991 South Africa abolishes last of its apartheid laws

1985 18th Space Shuttle Mission (51-G)-Discovery 5 launched

1982 President Reagan 1st United Nations General Assembly address, "evil empire" speech

1967 1st Chinese hydrogen bomb explodes

1965 1st bombing by B-52 (50 km north of Saigon)

1950 1st kidney transplant, Chicago

1947 1st round-the-world civil air service leaves New York City

1863 Travelers Insurance Co of Hartford chartered, 1st accident insurer

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