Friday 15 June 1917
It was Friday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic).
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Commemoration of Evelyn Underhill (Anglican mystic and poet)
- Roman Catholic Church ? Feast of Saint Germaine Cousin, patron of shepherdesses and of victims of child abuse
- Roman Catholic Church and some Anglican churches: Corpus Christi (moveable feast, 2006)
- Saint Vitus' Day ? Vitus Diena held in medieval Latvia
- Malawi's Freedom Day
- Commemoration of William Adams (Miura Anjin ????) a man shipwrecked in Japan in the 1600s, and whom James Clavell's "Shogun" was based upon
- Flag Day in Denmark
- Roman Empire ? ninth and final day of the Vestalia in honor of Vesta
- Lash La Rue: American actor (d. 1996).
- Bill Martin in Iowa: USA; moviemaker at 20th Century Fox, Disney Studios, Imagineers, extensive work on Disneyland, vice president of design 1971-77, planned Walt Disney World and Tokyo Disneyland, named Disney Legend 1994.
- Marcel Leoutre: France Military man.
- Robert Coffin: American Lieutenant General.
- John Fenn: American chemist and academic Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2010).
- Michalis Genitsaris: Greek rebetiko singer and composer (Born 1917)
- Lash LaRue: American actor and producer (d. 1996)
- John Bennett Fenn: American chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 2010)
- Kristian Birkeland: Norwegian physicist and author (d. 1917).
- The United States enacts the Espionage Act.
- July ndash Panama Canal Department.
- A labor dispute ignites a race riot in East St. Louis, Illinois, which leaves 250 dead.
- Russian General Brusilov begins a major offensive in Galicia, initially advancing towards Lemberg.
- WWI: Arabian troops led by T. E. Lawrence capture Aqaba from the Turks.
- WWI: A conscription crisis in Canada leads to passage of the Military Service Act.
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