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This Day in History for June 17 – Lady Liberty Arrives and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1885 – The Statue of Liberty arrives in New York Harbor (More info)

1928 – Amelia Earhart embarks on the first trans-Atlantic flight by a woman (More info)

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Remember, Wikimedia Commons
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This Day in History for June 15 – Arlington National Cemetery Established and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1215 – King John of England puts his seal on the Magna Carta (More info)

1775 – George Washington accepts an assignment to lead the Continental Army (More info)

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Wikimedia Commons
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This Day in History for June 14 – United States Chooses a Flag and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1775 – The United States Army is founded (More info)

1777 – The Stars and Stripes is adopted by Congress as the Flag of the United States (More info)

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National Archives
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This Day in History for June 13 – Thurgood Marshall Nominated and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1900 – The Boxer Rebellion begins in China (More info)

1966 – The Supreme Court rules in Miranda v. Arizona that the police must inform suspects of their rights before questioning them (More info)

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Ramin Talaie, Getty Images
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This Day in History for June 12 – Iran Election Sparks Protests and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1942 – Anne Frank receives a diary for her 13th birthday (More info)

1963 – Civil rights leader Medgar Evers is assassinated in front of his Mississippi home by Ku Klux Klan member Byron De La Beckwith (More info)

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Olaf Growald, Wikimedia Commons
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This Day in History for June 11 – Timothy McVeigh Executed and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1962 – Frank Morris, John Anglin and Clarence Anglin allegedly become the only prisoners to escape from the prison on Alcatraz Island (More info)

1963 – Alabama Gov. George Wallace unsuccessfully tries to physically block two black students from registering at the University of Alabama (More info)

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images
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This Day in History for June 10 – Benjamin Franklin Discovers Electricity and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1692 – The first hanging resulting from the Salem Witch Trials takes place (More info)

1752 – Benjamin Franklin’s kite is struck by lightning, leading to the discovery of electricity (More info)

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This Day in History for June 9 – Donald Duck Debuts and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1898 – China agrees to lease Hong Kong to Britain for 99 years (More info)

1934 – Donald Duck makes his debut in ‘The Wise Little Hen’ (More info)

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This Day in History for June 7 – Graceland Opens and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1776 – Richard Henry Lee introduces a resolution proposing a Declaration of Independence (More info)

1892 – Homer Plessy is arrested for refusing to leave his seat in the “whites-only” car of a train, leading to the landmark Plessy v. Ferguson court case (More info)

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This Day in History for June 6 – D-Day and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1844 – The Young Men’s Christian Association, aka YMCA, is founded in London (More info)

1944 – Gen. Eisenhower gives the go-ahead for the Allied invasion of northern France, code named D-Day (More info)

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