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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.

Novità del giorno : 17 Giugno

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

Citazione del giorno : 17 Giugno

Richard Nixon
The press is the enemy.

Compleanni : 17 Giugno

Charles Gounod, Compositore francese (1818)
William Crookes, Chimico e fisico inglese (1832)
Igor Stravinsky, Compositore russo (1882)
Ralph Bellamy, Attore americano (1904)
François Jacob, Biologo francese, premio Nobel per la Medicina (1920)
Mohamed ElBaradei, Direttore generale dell'Agenzia internazionale per l'energia atomica, premio Nobel per la Pace (1942)
Ken Livingstone, Uomo politico inglese (1945)
Eddy Merckx, Ciclista belga (1945)
Paul Young, Cantante inglese (1947)
Marc Jolivet, Comico francese (1950)
Etienne Chatiliez, Regista francese (1952)
Wanda Maria Ribeiro Furtado Tavares de Vasconcelos (Lio), Cantante portoghese (1962)
Greg Kinnear, Attore americano (1963)
Michael Gross, Nuotatore tedesco (1964)
Jason Patric, Attore americano (1966)
Paul Tergat, Atleta keniano (1969)
Paulina Rubio, Cantante messicana (1971)
Leander Paes, Tennista indiano (1973)
Jennifer Irwin, Attrice canadese (1975)
Isabelle Delobel, Pattinatore francese (1978)
Venus Williams, Tennista americana (1980)
Rafael Sóbis, Calciatore brasiliano (1985)
Stephanie Rice, Nuotatore australiano (1988)
Jordan Henderson, Calciatore inglese (1990)

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Arthur Harden, Chimico inglese, premio Nobel (1940)
Dorothy Richardson, Scrittrice inglese (1957)
Jeff Chandler, Attore americano (1961)
Donald J. Cram, Chimico statunitense, premio Nobel (2001)
Cyd Charisse, Attrice e ballerina statunitense (2008)
Darrell Powers (Shifty), Sergente, Easy Company, 2 ° Battaglione, 506 Reggimento Paracadutisti di Fanteria, 101 Airborne Division, la seconda guerra mondiale (2009)
Vue mer : crédit photo Aseed