Today In History – June 17th
WINNIPEG, MB. — Here’s a look at things that happened Today in History, both here and abroad.
- 1952: Manitoba hangs 48-year-old plumber Henry Malanik for fatally shooting a detective. He is the last person to be executed here by hanging.
- 1962: Local jeweller Ben Moss, founder of the eponymous chain, dies.
- 1631: Mughal emperor Shah Jahan I begins building the Taj Mahal after his wife, Mumtaz Mahal, dies during childbirth. The process took over 20 years.
- 2012: Rodney King dies.
- 1988: The Boss Bruce Springsteen and Juliette Phillips separate.
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