What has happened to June 17 over the years?!

2024-06-17 07:42:34 / JETË ALFA PRESS

What has happened to June 17 over the years?!

June 17 is the 169th day of the year, until its end there are 197 days.

462 – King Vlad III of Wallachia (Wallachia, Transylvania, Bessarabia, Romania) mounts a night attack in an attempt to kill Sultan Mehmed II – the Sultan escapes, but the damage is extensive; he was forced to retreat in terror when he saw about 20,000 of his soldiers massacred. The conflict had started with the refusal of King Vlad (Dracula) to pay the tax that the Sultan had imposed on non-Muslims. But the conflict had deeper reasons; After the conquest of Constantinople in 1453, Sultan Mehmed prepared for other campaigns. In the west, Skanderbeg had become an obstacle; kept bringing him trouble; had united the princes of his country, while the neighbors were taking example in opposing the Ottomans; also, Bosnia was reluctant to tax non-Muslims; and Wallachia controlled the Danube which Sultan Mehmed needed as a launching pad for naval attacks against the Holy Roman Empire.

1579 – English explorer Francis Drake arrives in the territory he calls Nova Albion (California). Albion is the archaic name for the island of Britain. and refers to the White Cliffs at Dover. The name for Scotland in the Celtic languages ​​is related to Albion: Alba in Gaelic, Albain in Irish, Nalbin in Manx and Alban in Welsh, Cornish and Breton. These names were later Latinized in Albania and Anglicized in Albany, which also became the names for Scotland. While Albionoria ("Albion of the North") was suggested for a while as a possible name for Canada. In the 1700s, the English poet Hildebrand Jacobi wrote an epic poem entitled "Brutus the Trojan, Founder of the British Empire", following the example of the epic poem Aeneid or the legend of the founding of Rome. For this, James was inspired by Geoffrey Monmouth's 'History of Britain' (c. XII); this book, until the 18th century, was considered the basic book of British history. Monmouth writes that Brutus, the nephew of Aeneas, after a quarrel, flees from his tribe, crosses the sea (Adriatic/Ionian) and throws himself into Epirus, Butrint. There he meets Trojans who had been brought as slaves after the destruction of Troy. Brutus frees them and sails out to sea; after many adventures they land on the island which took the name of the chief, Brutis, Britan, Britan. Then he founded a city, which he called Troia Nova, or New Troy. Over time the name was distorted into Trinovantum, and later the city would be called London, London. After his death, Brutus was buried at Trinovantum, and the island of Britain was divided among his three sons; Lokrin (England), Alban (Scotland) and Camber (Wales).

1631 – Mumtaz Mahal dies in childbirth. The man who navigates it and examines the direction of the river in detail.

1885 - The Statue of Liberty arrives in New York Harbor - it was a gift to the United States from the people of France. The statue of a female figure represents Libertas, the Roman goddess of liberty, who holds a torch and a tablet, a symbol of law, on which is inscribed the date of the American Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776. A broken chain rests at her feet . The statue is an icon of freedom and of the United States: a welcoming sign for immigrants coming from far away.

1939 – The last public use of the guillotine in France: Eugen Weidman, convicted of murder, is executed by guillotine outside Versailles.

1940 – The three Baltic countries; Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania fall under the occupation of the Soviet Union.

1955 – Doctors perform the world's first kidney transplant, at a hospital in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
1963 - The United States Supreme Court seeks to remove the obligation to recite Bible verses and the Lord's Prayer in public schools.

1972 – Watergate Scandal; Early in the morning 5 people were arrested for entering the offices of the Democratic Party Committee located in the Watergate building (a complex of offices and apartments in the capital Washington. 3 of them were Cuban immigrants, one was Cuban-American, and the fifth person, James McCord , a former CIA agent. That day, those arrested were charged with theft. But the next day, it was revealed that McCord was the security coordinator for the re-election of President Richard Nixon theirs was the placement of wiretapping devices in the offices of the Democratic Party, the opposition to President Nixon's Republican Party.

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