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1397 The Treaty of Kalmar was signed, creating a union between the kingdoms of Sweden, Denmark and Norway.
1885 The Statue of Liberty arrived in New York Harbor aboard the French ship Isere.
1930 President Herbert Hoover signed the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act, which boosted U.S. tariffs to historically high levels, prompting foreign retaliation.
1940 France asked Germany for terms of surrender in World War II.
1961 Soviet ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev defected to the West while his troupe was in Paris.
1963 The U.S. Supreme Court, in Abington (Pa.) School District v. Schempp, struck down, 8-1, rules requiring the recitation of the Lord's Prayer or reading of Biblical verses in public schools.
1972 President Richard M. Nixon's eventual downfall began with the arrest of five burglars inside Democratic national headquarters in Washington, D.C.'s Watergate complex.
In The Star
June 17, 1938, in The Star: An advertisement tells of recreational plane flights being offered to the public tomorrow and the next day from Anniston Airport by veteran transport pilot Ray Loomis. Single-ticket prices for Sunday flights range from 15 cents to 50 cents, depending upon the time of day one chooses to fly, while 50 cents is the cost of a “super triple length ride over City of Anniston” on Saturday only.
June 17, 1988, in The Star: The Anniston Planning Commission approved a plan for a new Hardee's Restaurant facility on the present 17th Street and Quintard Avenue site. The commission approved a proposal by Spartan Food Systems to build a 20 percent larger restaurant on the same land currently occupied by an old Hardee's facility. The new building will be on the site of the restaurant's south parking lot. “They have agreed to put up a smaller sign for the new building,” said city planner Sam Gaston. “The present facility cannot handle the number of customers and a new building is needed.” Also this date: Don Hull bought the old Security Bank Building at 11th and Noble four years ago for a downtown location of his Army Mule store. Hull recently sold the building to attorney Harry Long, and is moving the downtown business to his Lenlock location. “Downtown has been good to us,” Hull said. “We had no qualms about coming down here, but my wife and I want to consolidate the businesses so we can retire and let our son run the business.” Long said he has plans to restore the building, which has two ballrooms on the third floor, to its turn-of-the-century look. “I basically intend to move my law office into the building,” Long said.
Birthdays for June 17
Actor Peter Lupus is 81. Singer Barry Manilow is 70. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is 70. Comedian Joe Piscopo is 62. Actor Mark Linn-Baker is 59. Musician Philip Chevron (The Pogues) is 56. Movie producer-director-writer Bobby Farrelly is 55. Actor Thomas Haden Church is 52. Actor Greg Kinnear is 50. Actress Kami Cotler (The Waltons) is 48. Olympic gold-medal speed skater Dan Jansen is 48. Actor Jason Patric is 47. Actor-comedian Will Forte is 43. Actor Damani Roberts is 17.
The Voice, 7 p.m. on NBC: It's almost over. In the "Live Final Performances" episode, the remaining contestants perform for coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Usher and Shakira in hopes of being crowned this season's winner on Tuesday's finale. Carson Daly hosts.
The Goodwin Games, 7:30 p.m. on Fox: Jimmy (T.J. Miller) wants to be more involved with his daughter, Piper (Kaitlyn Maher), and starts by introducing her to Henry and Chloe (Scott Foley, Becki Newton). As Piper and Chloe forge a bond, Jimmy tries to convince the girl's mother, Hannah (Janina Gavankar), that he can be trusted, and Henry offers Hannah's husband (Chris Diamantopoulos) a business proposition in this new episode.
The Glades, 8 p.m. on A&E: When a male stripper is killed, Longworth's (Matt Passmore) investigation takes him into the world of Florida's flesh trade, dude division, and the women who patronize it in this new episode.
American Pickers, 8 p.m. on History Channel: Mike and Frank aren't having much luck on a trip to Florida until they find a hurricane-damaged barn filled with all kinds of treasures and a car part that might be worth a fortune turns up in a millionaire's collection in this new episode.
Longmire, 9 p.m. on A&E: Walt (Robert Taylor) and the team go in search of stolen cattle, their driver and the thieves who took them. Vic's (Katee Sackhoff) frightened reaction to a gift of flowers has Walt wondering what's up in this new episode.
Mistresses, 9:01 p.m. on ABC: The situation at work between Savi and Dom (Alyssa Milano, Jason George) is tense in this new episode. Joss (Jes Macallan) gets an impossible assignment from her new boss (Mike Dopud). Karen (Yunjin Kim) continues to be drawn into the Grey family's dysfunctional orbit in "Breaking and Entering."
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