June 17 in Pop Culture History

June 17 1462 – Vlad III the Impaler attempted to assassinate Mehmed II, forcing him to retreat from Wallachia, in Romania. 1631 – Mumtaz Mahal died during childbirth. Her husband, Mughal emperor Shah Jahan I, spent the next 17 years building her mausoleum, the Taj Mahal. 1837 – Charles Goodyear obtained his first rubber-processing patent. …

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