June 17: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- In 1631, the Taj Mahal construction began, and went on for the next 20 yrs.
- In 1885, the Statue of Liberty arrived in the U.S.
- In 1928, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic, even though she was a passenger on this flight.
- In 1980, the original Atari games, "Asteroids" and "Lunar Lander" were the first two video games to be copyrighted.
- In 1989, New Kids on the Block reached top of the music charts.
- Famous Birthdays: Joe Piscopo, comedian; Newt Gingrich, Republican; Venus Williams, tennis champ; Barry Manilow, singer; Will Forte, comedian
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