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This Day in History: June 17

June 17: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. In 1631, the Taj Mahal construction began, and went on for the next 20 yrs.
  2. In 1885, the Statue of Liberty arrived in the U.S.
  3. In 1928, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic, even though she was a passenger on this flight.
  4. In 1980, the original Atari games, "Asteroids" and "Lunar Lander" were the first two video games to be copyrighted.
  5. In 1989, New Kids on the Block reached top of the music charts.
  6. Famous Birthdays: Joe Piscopo, comedian; Newt Gingrich, Republican; Venus Williams, tennis champ; Barry Manilow, singer; Will Forte, comedian

For famous birthdays and other daily events in history, visit our Daily Dose Activities.

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