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On this day: June 17

Published On: Jun 12 2013 07:36:08 PM EDT   Updated On: Jun 17 2013 02:00:00 AM EDT

The British win at great cost at the Battle of Bunker Hill, Ted Williams belts his 500th home run, five burglars are arrested at the Watergate complex, O.J. Simpson goes for a ride, and same-sex marriage becomes legal in California, all on this day.

OTD June 17 - Sir Francis Drake
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1579: Sir Francis Drake lands somewhere north of Spain's northernmost claim point in Alta California and claims the land for England. He calls the land, somewhere north of present-day San Diego, Nova Albion, which is Latin for "New Britain."

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