It happened one 17 June

1885 : Statue of Liberty

On June 17, 1885, the Statue of Liberty, a gift of friendship from France to the United States, arrived in New York. It was created by French sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi. After assembly, it was installed on Bedloe's Island, an uninhabited island in the Bay of New York which was later renamed Liberty Island.
The statue became a national monument in 1924.

1940 : France surrendered

On June 17, 1940, Marshal Petain who was appointed by President Lebrun , asked the armistice with Germany from Bordeaux. Everyone who wanted to continue the war alongside England was discarded. 'The defeat was in the air. Now the country slnks. MPs, and everybody escape and escape first their responsibilities' said the writer Julien Green.

1953 : Soviet troops crushed the rebellion in East Berlin

On June 17, 1953, Soviet troops crushed the workers' demonstrations in East Berlin. Construction workers were protesting against working conditions and called for a general strike and demanded free elections. Soviet forces violently crushed the rebellion with their tanks and armored vehicles.

1972 : 5 men arrested for burglary at the Watergate

On June 17, 1972, five men were arrested for theft, with sophisticated audio equipment in the offices of the Democratic National Committee at the Watergate complex in Washington. They had links with the Committee for re-election of President Nixon and a survey of two Washington Post journalists discovered the involvement of Nixon staff in the burglary and the president had to resign after lying to Congress about the affair and obstructed the justice, one year later.

Latest news : 17 June

National Day of Iceland
June 17 is National Day of Iceland, which celebrates the country's independence from Denmark in 1944.

Quote of the day : 17 June

Richard Nixon
The press is the enemy.

Birthdays : 17 June

Charles Gounod, French composer (1818)
William Crookes, English chemist and physicist (1832)
Igor Stravinsky, Russian composer (1882)
Ralph Bellamy, American actor (1904)
François Jacob, French biologist, Nobel Prize in Medicine (1920)
Mohamed ElBaradei, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Nobel Peace Prize (1942)
Eddy Merckx, Belgian cyclist (1945)
Ken Livingstone, English politician (1945)
Paul Young, English singer (1947)
Marc Jolivet, French humorist (1950)
Etienne Chatiliez, French director (1952)
Wanda Maria Ribeiro Furtado Tavares de Vasconcelos (Lio), Portuguese singer (1962)
Greg Kinnear, American actor (1963)
Michael Gross, German swimmer (1964)
Jason Patric, American actor (1966)
Paul Tergat, Kenyan athlete (1969)
Paulina Rubio, Mexican singer (1971)
Leander Paes, Indian tennis player (1973)
Jennifer Irwin, Canadian actress (1975)
Isabelle Delobel, French ice dancer (1978)
Venus Williams, American tennis player (1980)
Rafael Sóbis, Brazilian footballer (1985)
Stephanie Rice, Australian swimmer (1988)
Jordan Henderson, English footballer (1990)

They left us one 17 June

Arthur Harden, English chemist, Nobel laureate (1940)
Dorothy Richardson, English writer (1957)
Jeff Chandler, American actor (1961)
Donald J. Cram, American chemist, Nobel Laureate (2001)
Cyd Charisse, American actress and dancer (2008)
Darrell Powers (Shifty), Sergeant, Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, World War II (2009)

Tip of the Day : 17 June

Meaning of the marking of eggs

Code marking of chicken eggs is harmonized at European level. In addition to an indication of the origin of the eggs, there is also a code on the type of farming.
Code 3 : caged hens
Code 2 : hens on the ground : the chickens are free to move but can not go out and are raised in the same building as thousands of fellow creatures.
Code 1 : free-range hens : the chickens have access to the outside but remain in aviaries and are also bred with thousands of other hens.
Code 0 : organic hens : the chickens have access to the outside, are fed with organic food, and bred with less fellow creatures than the previous.

Almost all the eggs used in industrial products are type 3 eggs.

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