Sunday, June 17, 2012


June 17
1775:The Battle of Bunker Hill took place during the American Revolution.
1885:The Statue of Liberty arrived in New York City aboard the French ship Isere.
1928:Amelia Earhart embarked on the first trans-Atlantic flight by a woman.
1944:The Republic of Iceland was established.
1963:U.S. Supreme Court ruled that no locality may require recitation of Lord's Prayer or Bible verses in public schools.
1972:Burglary of Democratic Party headquarters in Washington, DC, started the Watergate political scandal.
1994:O. J. Simpson's slow-speed chase by the police, watched by millions on TV, ended in his arrest.
2002:Australian scientists announced that they had "teleported" a laser beam—breaking it up and reconstructing it in another location.

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