June 17, 1579 – Drake claims California for England

June 17, 1579 – Drake claims California for England

During his circumnavigation of the world, English seaman Francis Drake anchors in a harbor just north of present-day San Francisco, California, and claims the territory for Queen Elizabeth I.

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June 17, 1994 – O.J. Simpson arrested after flight from justice

June 17, 1994 – O.J. Simpson arrested after flight from justice

After a dramatic flight from justice witnessed by millions on live television, former football star and actor O.J. Simpson surrenders outside his Rockingham estate to Los Angeles police.

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