THURSDAY, JUNE 17, 2010
Today is Thursday, June 17, the 168th day of 2010. There are 197 days left in the year.
1397 _ Union of Kalmar established between Denmark, Sweden and Norway
1579 _ Sir Francis Drake lands on the coast of California
1789 _ Third Estate in France declared itself a national assembly
1837 _ Charles Goodyear obtains his first rubber patent
1885 _ Statue of Liberty arrived in NYC aboard French ship ``Isere"
1940 _ France asks Germany for terms of surrender in WW II
1950 _ First kidney transplant (Chicago)
1953 _ Riots in East Germany for reunification
1967 _ China becomes world's fourth thermonuclear (H-bomb) power
1982 _ President Reagan's first U.N. General Assembly address (``evil empire" speech)