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June 17 – Mumtaz Mahal and more

Welcome to another bright day in June. There’s always something or the other happening around the world. The world, being so large, has witnessed infinite inventions, innovations, achievements, and other milestones in the past. You can do something amazing today, and maybe it is something that we write about in Today in History in the coming years. We, at Brag Social, try to keep you updated with all the happenings of the past and present. Let’s read about the historical milestones of June 17.

Mumtaz Mahal

1631: Mumtaz Mahal died

Born on 27 April, 1593, Mumtaz Mahal was the chief Empress consort of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. She died during childbirth. Her husband, Mughal emperor Shah Jahan I, then spent more than 20 years building her tomb, the Taj Mahal.

 

 

1789: French Revolution: The Third Estate proclaims itself the ‘National Assembly’

During the meeting of the Estates-General, the Third Estate proclaims itself as the ‘National Assembly’. On this day, with the failure of efforts to reconcile the three estates, the Third Estate declared themselves redefined as the National Assembly, an assembly not of the estate but of the people.

Charles Goodyear

1837: Charles Goodyear obtains his 1st rubber patent

Charles Goodyear was an American manufacturing engineer and a self-taught artist. He developed vulcanized rubber which is malleable, durable, and non-stick. This was a groundbreaking invention as it proved to be a very effective material for sealing small gaps.

1854: The Red Turban revolt breaks out in Guangdong, China

Also known as the Taiping Rebellion, it was a series of uprising by members of the Tiandihui in the Guangdong province of South China, influenced by the White Lotus members that targeted the ruling dynasty between 1351 and 1368.

League of Nations

1926: Spain threatens to quit the League of Nations if Germany is allowed to join

When the German government formally applied for membership, Poland, Spain, and Brazil had put forth claims to permanent Council seats. They were offered semi-permanent Council seats. While Poland accepted this, Brazil withdrew from the League and Spain threatened to do so.

 

1942: Yank a weekly magazine for the U.S. armed services, begins publication

Yank, the Army Weekly was a weekly magazine published by the U.S. military during World War II. Egbert White was the man behind the idea of the magazine. The first issue of the magazine was made 77 years ago, on June 17, 1942.

First Kidney Transplant

1950: Surgeon Richard Lawler performs the first kidney transplant operation in Chicago

The world’s first kidney transplant was performed on June 17, 1950, by Richard Lawler at Little Company of Mary Hospital, Evergreen Park, IL. The patient was Ruth Tucker, a 49-year old with polycystic kidney disease.

2018: “The Incredibles 2” sets a box office record for an animated release, earning $180 million in its opening weekend

The Disney Pixar movie, Incredibles 2 flew to a record-breaking launch of $180 million in 4,410 locations. It is known as the best debut of all time for an animated film.

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