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This Day in History for June 17 – Lady Liberty Arrives and More

Statue of Liberty
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Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1885 – The Statue of Liberty arrives in New York Harbor (More info)

1928 – Amelia Earhart embarks on the first trans-Atlantic flight by a woman (More info)

1963 – The Supreme Court declares school-sponsored Bible reading in public schools is unconstitutional (More info)

1972 – A burglary of the Democratic Party headquarters in Washington, DC sparks the Watergate political scandal (More info)

1994 – Following a televised low-speed highway chase , O.J. Simpson is arrested for the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman (More info)

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