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 "You must have a sixth sense;  there is no evidence of the other

                           (JUNE 17TH)
                      by Richard Karsmakers

 The second time this new column appears, and it's still hardly a
very useful one,  but it's a nice trivial thing and it's not  too
big anyway, so who'd give a toss anyway (it's also some promotion
for  the  kind of output that the forthcoming  "Brain  Management
Utility" database will be capable of doing).

 So...on June 17th the following things have happened:

     1742      William Hooper, the man who signed the Declaration
               of Independence, born
     1882      Igor  Fyodorovich  Strawinsky,   Russian  composer
               ("Firebird Suite",  "Sacrificial Rite of Spring"),
     1895      George  Fielden  Macleod  of   Fuinary,   Scottish
               cleric, born
     1904      Ralph Rexford Bellamy, actor, born
     1905      Steamboat service starts on the Thames
     1914      John Richard Hersey,  American  journalist/writer,
     1917      Dino  Paul Crocetti (Dean  Martin),  actor/singer,
     1920      Beryl Read, actor/comedienne, born
     1928      James Brown, singer (godfather of soul), born
     1937      Robert  Clyve  Maynard,  American  journalist  and
               newspaper publisher, born
     1939      Rob van Houten, Dutch actor, born
     1944      Iceland becomes independent republic
     1945      Jaap  de  Groot,  Dutch radio  person  (Meneer  de
               Groot), born
     1945      Ken Livingstone, politician, born
     1946      Barry  Manilow,  singer ("Copacabana"),  born  (or
     1953      Mark Linn-Baker, actor ("Perfect Strangers"), born
     1961      Tracie Bennett, actress, born
     1963      Valentina  Tereshkova becomes the first  woman  in
     1966      Jason Patric, actor, born
     1967      China detonates its first H-bomb
     1972      Police arrest three men in the Watergate building,
               instigating the Watergate Affair
     1974      Jakub Kruszona,  Polish computer programmer  (Acid
               Maker), born
     19??      Eddie Merckx, bicycle racer, born
     1995      ST NEWS Volume 10 Issue 1 finished

 And  that is what happened on this day,  June 17th,  in  earlier

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