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June 17: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Did you know that on this day, June 17, 1885, the Statue of Liberty arrived in New York City?

June 17th is the day we officially celebrate Apple Strudel Day as well as Eat Your Veggies Day.

Welcome to day 168 of the year folks, there are 197 days left of the year.

This day has been an important day in history for many different reasons. For June 17 we have gathered some of the most interesting historical events and facts that we could find.

Did you know that on this day in 1885, the Statue of Liberty arrived in New York City? The gift from France came disassembled in 214 crates on the French frigate Isère.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about June 17th in history!

What Events Happened On June 17 In History?

2021 US President Joe Biden made Juneteenth a federal holiday.

1994 Police captured O.J. Simpson for murder charges after a 90-minute police chase.

OTD in 1994: Police captured O.J. Simpson for murder charges after a 90-minute police chase.
The police hunt was captured and broadcast on live TV as it happened.

1985 The Discovery Channel started broadcasting.

1971 US President Richard Nixon declared a War on Drugs.

In his press conference, he stated that the abuse of narcotics was public enemy #1.

1970 Rock band Led Zeppelin started their last tour of Europe.

1967 China performed its first thermonuclear test.

1963 The US Supreme Court decided that public schools aren’t allowed to study the bible or pray.

OTD in 1963: The US Supreme Court decided that public schools aren't allowed to study the bible or pray.

1928 Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic.

1894 The Polio epidemic took hold for the first time in the US at Rutland, Vermont.

1885 The Statue of Liberty arrived in New York City.

The statue was a gift given from France as a sign of friendship.

1631 Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan I decided to begin construction of the Taj Mahal.

It happened after his wife, Mumtaz Mahal, died while giving birth. The emperor spent the next 20 years building the Taj Mahal as his wife's tomb.

1579 Sir Francis Drake discovered New Albion in California.

OTD in 1579: Sir Francis Drake discovered New Albion in California.

Famous People Born On June 17

Is today is your birthday? If so, did you know that Kendrick Lamar was also born on this day? Here are more famous people born on this day.

1997 K.J. Apa

New Zealand Actor

K.J. Apa
Age:
25 years old
Born In:
Auckland, New Zealand

1987 Kendrick Lamar

American Rapper

Kendrick Lamar
Age:
35 years old
Born In:
California, USA

1980 Venus Williams

American Tennis Player

Venus Williams
Age:
42 years old
Born In:
California, USA

1982 Jodie Whittaker

English Actress

Jodie Whittaker
Age:
40 years old
Born In:
England, UK

Special Holidays On June 17

Are you looking for something to do today? Well, here’s a few special days that might just give you some ideas.

June 17: National Apple Strudel Day

National Apple Strudel Day

It’s time to celebrate one of the best pastries ever invented - the apple strudel! You could always head on down to your local cafe and pick up a tasty strudel for yourself, but they’re so fun to make that we can’t help but recommend you try baking some to enjoy them hot out of the oven!

June 17: National Eat Your Veggies Day

National Eat Your Veggies Day

Many of us are guilty of eating fewer veggies than we really should, and hey, it can be pretty tricky! National Eat Your Veggies Day is the day you try to fit more vegetables into your diet. Your body will thank you later!

June 17 Birthday Facts, Zodiac & Birthstone

Everyone who was born on June 17 shares the zodiac sign of Gemini.

Geminis, being represented by the twins, are very social and like to form connections through communication, debate, and questions. They often have different friend groups and enjoy bringing people together.

Anyone born in June has the Alexandrite birthstone. Wearing June’s birthstone in the daytime is believed to bring good luck and fortune. But wearing alexandrite at night is believed to enhance love and feelings of the heart.

People born on June 17 were likely conceived on or around September 24 in the previous year.

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