Flashback Friday – June, 1997

For this week’s Flashback Friday, the Eyre Peninsula Tribune travels back 21 years to June of 1997.

Other news that broke during this time included:

June 2 – In Denver, Colorado, Timothy McVeigh is convicted on 15 counts of murder and conspiracy for his role in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.

June 11 – In the United Kingdom, the House of Commons votes for a total ban on handguns.

June 21 – Prime Minister John Howard briefs the Queen on his plans to deal with the republic issue.

June 24 – Prime Minister John Howard describes Australia as a racially tolerant nation in the Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Lecture in London.

June 26 – Bloomsbury Publishing publishes J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in London.