This Day In History: June 17

(1885) The Statue of Liberty arrives in New York. It was supposed to arrive in time for America’s 100th anniversary of independence, but was delayed because the French had to take it apart, ship it in several boats, and reassemble it. The unveiling was greeted with celebration.

(1928) Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly across the Atlantic. It took 15 hours, but she eventually made it to Londonderry, Northern Ireland. As was common for trans-atlantic attempts at the time, she took off (with a male pilot flying) from Newfoundland, off the coast of Quebec. 

(1972) Watergate burglars are arrested. It took another two years before Nixon resigned, but this was the start of the road to resignation. 

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