Who Was Born Today – June 17 Birthdays

Who Was Born Today – June 17 Birthdays

Important and famous people from throughout history born on this day

Born on June 17
1239 Edward I (Longshanks), King of England (1272-1307).
1703 John Wesley, English evangelist and theologian, founder of the Methodist movement.
1742 William Hooper, signer of the Declaration of Independence.
1871 James Weldon Johnson, African-American poet and novelist (The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man).
1880 Carl Van Vechten, writer.
1882 Igor Stravinsky, Russian-born U.S. composer (The Rite of Spring, The Firebird).
1914 John Hersey, novelist and journalist (Men of Bataan, Hiroshima).
1942 Rod Padgett, poet.

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