June 17, 2008 in City

Lottery numbers

The Spokesman-Review

Monday’s Lotto: 2-8-13-16-28-49

No winner. Next jackpot: $6.5 million.

Monday’s Washington Daily Game: 0-2-8

Monday’s Washington Keno: 7-19-24-26- 27-31-34-39-43-45-47-49-52-56-62- 63-70-76-77-80

Monday’s Hit 5: 5-6-21-31-33

No winner. Next jackpot: $450,000

Today in history

1775: The Revolutionary War Battle of Bunker Hill took place near Boston. The battle, which actually occurred on Breed’s Hill, was a costly victory for the British, who suffered heavy losses while dislodging the rebels.

1856: The Republican Party, meeting in Philadelphia, nominated John Charles Fremont to be its presidential candidate. Fremont ended up losing to James Buchanan.

1885: The Statue of Liberty arrived in New York Harbor aboard a French ship.

1928: Amelia Earhart embarked on a trans-Atlantic flight from Newfoundland to Wales with pilots Wilmer Stultz and Louis Gordon, becoming the first woman to make the trip as a passenger.

1944: The Republic of Iceland was established.

1957: Mob underboss Frank Scalice was shot to death at a produce market in New York.

1961: Soviet ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev defected to the West while his troupe was in Paris.

1963: The Supreme Court, in Abington School District v. Schempp, struck down rules requiring the recitation of the Lord’s Prayer or reading of Biblical verses in public schools.

1971: The United States and Japan signed a treaty under which Okinawa would revert to Japanese control following America’s postwar occupation.

1972: President Nixon’s eventual downfall began with the arrest of five burglars inside Democratic national headquarters in Washington’s Watergate complex.

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