11 Things That Happened This Day In History - 17th June

Statue Of Liberty

Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history.

1. 1799 - Napoleon Bonaparte incorporates Italy into his empire

2. 1885 - The Statue of Liberty arrives in New York City aboard the French ship Isere

3. 1928 - Amelia Earhart embarks on the first trans-Atlantic flight by a woman

4. 1944 - The Republic of Iceland is established

5. 1579 - Sir Francis Drake claims San Francisco Bay for England

6. 1967 - Chinese scientists successfully launch the country's first hydrogen bomb

7. 1972 - Burglary of Democratic Party headquarters in Washington, DC, start the Watergate political scandal

8. 1980 - Tennis player Venus Williams is born

9. 1994 - O. J. Simpson's slow-speed chase by the police, watched by millions on TV, ends in his arrest

10. 1995 - Rod Stewart sets an attendance record for Wembley Stadium with a concert crowd of 90,000

11. 2012 - Rodney King, known as the face of the LA Riots in 1991 after being the subject of police brutality, is found dead at the age of forty-seven


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