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  • With its Country Official Name, the French Republic.France's capital city is Paris which can be found in Europe.France is an independent county.The dailing code for the country is (+33)

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Today in History for June 17

On this day in 2012

  • EVENTS
  • France's Socialist Party wins a majority in the legislative election.

On this day in 2011

  • BIRTHS
  • Aleph Portman-Millepied, Family Member, born in France.

On this day in 2005

  • BIRTHS
  • Pascal Georges Noha Lemina, Soccer Player, born in France.
  • Pascal Noha Lemina, Soccer Player, born in France.

On this day in 1999

  • BIRTHS
  • Clara Channel, YouTube Star, born in France.

On this day in 1998

  • BIRTHS
  • Chafik Abbas, Soccer Player, born in France.
  • Arnaud Nordin, Soccer Player, born in France.

On this day in 1997

  • BIRTHS
  • Papis Malaly Dembélé, Soccer Player, born in France.
  • Malaly Dembélé, French association football player, Ivry-sur-Seine, born in France.

On this day in 1996

  • BIRTHS
  • Maxime D'arpino, Soccer Player, born in France.

On this day in 1995

  • BIRTHS
  • Clément Lenglet, Soccer Player, born in France.

On this day in 1994

  • BIRTHS
  • Raphael Korine, Reality Star, born in Paris, France.

On this day in 1992

  • BIRTHS
  • Théo Derot, French handball player, Nîmes, born in France.
  • Maeva Martinez, Instagram Star, born in France.
  • Hugo Valente, French racing driver, Choisy-le-Roi, born in France.

On this day in 1991

  • BIRTHS
  • Kayane, eSports Player, born in Paris, France.
  • Kayane, French journalist and electronic sports player, Paris, born in France.
  • Lise Arricastre, rugby union player, France, born in France.
  • Navid Niktash, French basketball player (1991-), France, born in France.
  • Grégoire André Defrel, Soccer Player, born in France.
  • Grégoire Defrel, French footballer, Meudon, born in France.

On this day in 1990

  • BIRTHS
  • Mehdi Ouertani, Tunisian association football player born 1990, Marseille, born in France.

On this day in 1989

  • BIRTHS
  • Pierre-Andre Joly, eSports Player, born in France.

On this day in 1987

  • BIRTHS
  • Mory Sidibé, French volleyball player and beach volleyball player, Noisy-le-Grand, born in France.
  • Moustapha Diarra, French basketball player, Marseille, born in France.
  • Matthieu Guerbert,, Meaux, born in France.
  • Pierre Ruffaut, Soccer Player, born in France.

On this day in 1986

  • BIRTHS
  • Vincent Rottiers, French actor, Évry, born in France.
  • Guilhem Guirado, French rugby union player, Céret, born in France.

On this day in 1985

  • BIRTHS
  • Gary Ambroise, Footballer, Paris, born in France.
  • Jean-Baptiste PIERAZZI, Soccer Player, born in France .

On this day in 1984

  • BIRTHS
  • Aziz Tafer, Footballer, Nice, born in France.

On this day in 1983

  • BIRTHS
  • Arnaud BALIJON, Soccer Player, born in France .

On this day in 1982

  • BIRTHS
  • Alexandre Alphonse, French footballer, Paris, born in France.

On this day in 1981

  • BIRTHS
  • Guillaume GAUCLIN, Soccer Player, born in France .
  • Johann Durand, Soccer Player, born in France.

On this day in 1978

  • BIRTHS
  • Isabelle Delobel, French ice dancer (World Champion 2008), born in Clermont-Ferrand, France.
  • D. Daly, French actor and singer-songwriter, Les Abymes, born in France.
  • Véronique Delobel, figure skater, Clermont-Ferrand, born in France.

On this day in 1975

  • BIRTHS
  • Kohndo, French rapper, Saint-Cloud, born in France.
  • Karine Brémond, Olympic swimmer, Aix-en-Provence, born in France.

On this day in 1974

  • BIRTHS
  • Maxime Boccon, French canoeist, Vesoul, born in France.
  • François Audouy, Film production designer, Toulouse, born in France.
  • Baptiste Trotignon, pianist, Meulan-en-Yvelines, born in France.

On this day in 1973

  • BIRTHS
  • Aurélie Filippetti, French politician and writer, Villerupt, born in France.
  • Louis Leterrier, French film director, Paris, born in France.

On this day in 1972

  • BIRTHS
  • Antoine Albeau, French windsurfer, La Rochelle, born in France.

On this day in 1966

  • BIRTHS
  • Cédric Kahn, French film director, Crest, born in France.

On this day in 1965

  • BIRTHS
  • Brice Pauset, French musician and composer, Besançon, born in France.

On this day in 1963

  • BIRTHS
  • Christophe Barratier, French film producer and director, Paris, born in France.
  • Patrick Berthou, French rower, Pont-à-Mousson, born in France.

On this day in 1962

  • BIRTHS
  • Lio, Belgian actress and singer, Mangualde, born in France.

On this day in 1961

  • BIRTHS
  • Denis Lavant, French film actor, Neuilly-sur-Seine, born in France.

On this day in 1960

  • BIRTHS
  • Dominique Reynié, French political scientist, Rodez, born in France.

On this day in 1958

  • BIRTHS
  • Pierre Berbizier, French rugby union footballer and coach, Saint-Gaudens, born in France.

On this day in 1957

  • BIRTHS
  • Serge Leveur, French athlete, Longeville-lès-Metz, born in France.

On this day in 1952

  • BIRTHS
  • Étienne Chatiliez, French film director, Roubaix, born in France.
  • Fabienne Thibeault, Canadian musician, Montreal, born in France.
  • Nikos Salingaros, Australian academic, Perth, born in France.

On this day in 1951

  • BIRTHS
  • Sarclo, Swiss singer, Paris, born in France.

On this day in 1950

  • BIRTHS
  • Charles J. Henry, American librarian, Paris, born in France.

On this day in 1949

  • BIRTHS
  • Françoise Dorner, French actor and writer, Paris, born in France.
  • Serge Vinçon, French politician, Bourges, born in France.
  • Raymond Keruzoré, Footballer, Châteauneuf-du-Faou, born in France.

On this day in 1948

  • BIRTHS
  • Zoghman Mebkhout, mathematician, Mécheria, born in France.

On this day in 1947

  • BIRTHS
  • Xavier Armange, French artist, Nantes, born in France.
  • Michel Pastoureau, French art historian, Paris, born in France.

On this day in 1946

  • BIRTHS
  • Michel Waldschmidt, French mathematician, Nancy, born in France.
  • Gérard Grisey, French composer, Belfort, born in France.
  • Gérard Miquel, French politician, Nuzéjouls, born in France.
  • Alain Sarteur, Olympic athlete, Plailly, born in France.

On this day in 1945

  • BIRTHS
  • Belgian road cyclist (Tour de France 1969-72,74; Giro d'Italia 1968,70,72-74), born in Meensel-Kiezegem, Belgium.
  • Eddy Merckx, Belgian road cyclist (Tour de France 1969-72,74; Giro d'Italia 1968,70,72-74), born in Meensel-Kiezegem, Belgium.

On this day in 1944

  • EVENTS
  • Hitler secretly meets with Field Marshals von Rundstedt and Rommel in Marjival, Soissons, France to assess response to Normandy Invasion.
  • BIRTHS
  • Jacques Pellegrin, French painter, Aix-en-Provence, born in France.
  • Lucien Guitteny, Race Car Driver, born in Angers, France.

On this day in 1943

  • BIRTHS
  • Jean-Pierre Armengaud,, Valence, born in France.

On this day in 1941

  • BIRTHS
  • Roger Quemener, French racewalker, France, born in France.

On this day in 1940

  • EVENTS
  • World War II: sinking of the RMS Lancastria by the Luftwaffe near Saint-Nazaire, France.
  • France asks Germany for terms of surrender in WW II.
  • BIRTHS
  • Angelo Rinaldi, French writer, Bastia, born in France.
  • Marcel Aubour, French footballer, Saint-Tropez, born in France.

On this day in 1939

  • EVENTS
  • Last public guillotining in France. Eugen Weidmann, a convicted murderer, is guillotined in Versailles outside the prison Saint-Pierre.
  • DEATHS
  • Eugene Weldman, the last person to be publicly guillotined in France, who died at 31. When asked if he had remorse for his victims he had killed, he replied, “Remorse, what for? I didn’t even know them”.

On this day in 1938

  • BIRTHS
  • Pierre Forgues, French politician, Tarbes, born in France.

On this day in 1933

  • BIRTHS
  • Christian Ferras, French musician, Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, born in France.
  • Jean-Paul Mauric, French recording artist; singer, Hyères, born in France.

On this day in 1932

  • BIRTHS
  • Jean Ricardou, French writer, Cannes, born in France.

On this day in 1931

  • BIRTHS
  • René Teulade, French politician, Monceaux-sur-Dordogne, born in France.
  • Yves Barsacq, French film actor, Paris, born in France.

On this day in 1930

  • BIRTHS
  • Michel Caffier, French novelist and jornalist, Boulogne-sur-Mer, born in France.

On this day in 1926

  • BIRTHS
  • Bernard Dhéran, French actor, Dieppe, born in France.

On this day in 1925

  • BIRTHS
  • Luce D'eramo, Italian writer, Reims, born in France.
  • Philippe Daudy, French writer,16th arrondissement of Paris, born in France.
  • Yvon Gattaz, French president and chief executive officer, Bourgoin-Jallieu, born in France.

On this day in 1923

  • BIRTHS
  • Claude Santelli, Film director, Screenwriter, Metz, born in France.

On this day in 1921

  • BIRTHS
  • Guy Fouché, French singer, Bordeaux, born in France.

On this day in 1920

  • BIRTHS
  • François Jacob, French biologist and bacteriologist (Nobel 1965), born in Nancy, France (d. 2013).

On this day in 1918

  • BIRTHS
  • Bernard Marie, French rugby union referee, Toulouse, born in France.
  • Gilbert Achard-Picard, French bobsledder, Lyon, born in France.

On this day in 1913

  • BIRTHS
  • Pierre Vandame, Olympic field hockey player, Paris, born in France.

On this day in 1912

  • BIRTHS
  • André Bernanose, French physicist and chemist, Nancy, born in France.

On this day in 1911

  • BIRTHS
  • Jean Strunc,, Ouahigouya, born in France.

On this day in 1910

  • BIRTHS
  • Raymond Poïvet, French cartoonist, Le Cateau-Cambrésis, born in France.

On this day in 1909

  • BIRTHS
  • Régine Pernoud, French archivist and historian, Château-Chinon (Ville), born in France.

On this day in 1907

  • BIRTHS
  • Georgette Gagneux, French sprinter, long jumper and shot putter, Étampes, born in France.
  • Maurice Cloche, French film director and screenwriter, born in Commercy, Meuse, France (d. 1990).

On this day in 1906

  • BIRTHS
  • Jean Douarinou, French production designer (1906-1987), Ho Chi Minh City, born in France.
  • Calixte Delmas, wrestler, Perpignan, born in France.

On this day in 1904

  • BIRTHS
  • Jean Mézard, French politician, Vayrac, born in France.

On this day in 1903

  • BIRTHS
  • Georges Izard, French politician, Servian, born in France.

On this day in 1899

  • BIRTHS
  • Édouard Souberbielle, French musician and organist, Tarbes, born in France.

On this day in 1894

  • BIRTHS
  • Emmanuel Mane-Katz, French painter, Kremenchuk, born in France.

On this day in 1892

  • BIRTHS
  • Georges Jouatte, French singer and music educator, Villefagnan, born in France.

On this day in 1891

  • BIRTHS
  • Olga Khokhlova, Russian-Ukrainian model and dancer, Nizhyn, born in France.

On this day in 1885

  • EVENTS
  • The Statue of Liberty arrives in New York. Hundreds of thousands of spectators welcomed the emblematic statue, which was a gift to the United States from the people of France and has become one of the country' s most recognized symbols..

On this day in 1883

  • BIRTHS
  • Jules Leleu, French furniture designer, Boulogne-sur-Mer, born in France.

On this day in 1880

  • BIRTHS
  • Paul Haviland, French-American photographer and writer,8th arrondissement of Paris, born in France.
  • Gaspar Lefebvre, French monk, Lille, born in France.

On this day in 1878

  • BIRTHS
  • Victor Cadet, French swimmer, Saint-Omer, born in France.

On this day in 1876

  • BIRTHS
  • Émile Torchebœuf, French long jumper, Saint-Ouen-sur-Seine, born in France.
  • Charles Genty, French painter, Jargeau, born in France.

On this day in 1869

  • BIRTHS
  • André Joseph Lefèvre, French politician,10th arrondissement of Paris, born in France.

On this day in 1868

  • BIRTHS
  • Augustin Chaboseau, French journalist, historian, and occultist, Versailles, born in France.

On this day in 1863

  • BIRTHS
  • Félix Regnault, French anthropologist, Rennes, born in France.

On this day in 1862

  • BIRTHS
  • Paul Delmet, French composer, Paris, born in France.

On this day in 1851

  • BIRTHS
  • Eugène Silvain, French actor, Bourg-en-Bresse, born in France.

On this day in 1850

  • BIRTHS
  • Raphaël Collin, French painter, Paris, born in France.

On this day in 1848

  • BIRTHS
  • Victor Maurel, French opera singer, Marseille, born in France.

On this day in 1844

  • BIRTHS
  • Hartwig Derenbourg, French orientalist, Paris, born in France.

On this day in 1837

  • BIRTHS
  • Victor André Cornil, French pathologist and politician (1837-1908), Cusset, born in France.

On this day in 1818

  • BIRTHS
  • Charles Gounod, Composer, born in France.

On this day in 1817

  • BIRTHS
  • Albéric Second, French journalist and writer, Angoulême, born in France.
  • Louisy Mathieu, Guadeloupean politician, Basse-Terre, born in France.

On this day in 1811

  • BIRTHS
  • Adolphe D'ennery, French Jewish dramatist and novelist, Paris, born in France.

On this day in 1807

  • BIRTHS
  • Auguste Nélaton, French physician and surgeon, Paris, born in France.

On this day in 1803

  • BIRTHS
  • Hélène Jégado, French housemaid and serial killer, Plouhinec, born in France.

On this day in 1802

  • BIRTHS
  • Hermann Goldschmidt, German-French astronomer and painter, Frankfurt, born in France.

On this day in 1793

  • BIRTHS
  • Michel François Hoguet, French Ballet dancer and choreographer, Paris, born in France.

On this day in 1789

  • BIRTHS
  • Antoine-Geneviève-Héraclius-Agénor De Gramont, French general, Versailles, born in France.

On this day in 1780

  • BIRTHS
  • Auguste Guenepin, French architect, Paris, born in France.

On this day in 1779

  • BIRTHS
  • Eugène Hyacinthe Laffillard, French playwright, Paris, born in France.

On this day in 1778

  • BIRTHS
  • Pierre-Ange Vieillard, French librarian and librettist, Rouen, born in France.
  • Iphigénie Decaux-Milet-Moreau, French painter, Toulon, born in France.

On this day in 1769

  • BIRTHS
  • Pierre-Jacques-Nicolas Rolland, French naval engineer, Brest, born in France.

On this day in 1767

  • BIRTHS
  • Claude Touffet, French naval officer, Guiscard, born in France.

On this day in 1764

  • BIRTHS
  • François Chéron,, Paris, born in France.

On this day in 1761

  • BIRTHS
  • Jean-François-Marie Arquier, French jurist (1761-1794), La Ciotat, born in France.

On this day in 1760

  • BIRTHS
  • Louise Contat, French actress, Paris, born in France.

On this day in 1756

  • BIRTHS
  • Pierre-Joseph Cambon, French member of Committee of Salut Public, born in Montpellier, France (d. 1820).

On this day in 1750

  • BIRTHS
  • Michel Woldemar, French violinist and composer, born in Orléans, France (d. 1815).

On this day in 1747

  • BIRTHS
  • Louis Lhéritier, French admiral, Châteaumeillant, born in France.
  • Pierre-Antoine Antonelle, French republican and journalist, Arles, born in France.

On this day in 1734

  • DEATHS
  • Claude-Louis-Hector de Villars, Marshal of France, who died at 81.

On this day in 1731

  • BIRTHS
  • André-Charles Cailleau, French book publisher, Touraine, born in France.

On this day in 1723

  • BIRTHS
  • Johann Baptist Wendling, German composer, Ribeauvillé, born in France.

On this day in 1714

  • BIRTHS
  • César-François Cassini de Thury, French astronomer (geodesic labor), born in Thury-sous-Clermont, Oise, France (d. 1784).

On this day in 1695

  • BIRTHS
  • Henri-Michel Guedier De Saint-Aubin, French theologist (1695-1741), Gournay-en-Bray, born in France.

On this day in 1676

  • BIRTHS
  • Louise De Maisonblanche, French noble, Paris, born in France.

On this day in 1667

  • BIRTHS
  • Robert Tournières, French painter, Ifs, born in France.

On this day in 1657

  • BIRTHS
  • Louis Ellies Dupin, French historian and theologian, Paris, born in France.

On this day in 1609

  • EVENTS
  • Netherlands, England and France sign 12 year Covenant.

On this day in 1607

  • BIRTHS
  • Lacuzon, French military leader, Franche-Comté, born in France.

On this day in 1530

  • BIRTHS
  • François De Montmorency, Marshal of France, Chantilly, born in France.

On this day in 801

  • BIRTHS
  • Drogo Of Metz, illegitimate son of Frankish emperor Charlemagne by the concubine Regina, Blois, born in France.

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