June 17

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Statue of Liberty Arrival Harbour New York NYC

What happened on June 17?

The Statue of Liberty arrives in New York Harbor in 1885. Exactly a hundred years prior to the launch of the Discovery Channel in 1985.

American rapper Kendrick Lamar (*1987) and Russian pianist Igor Stravinsky (*1882) get the celebrations underway with a freestyle.

Dutch illustrator M. C. Escher (*1898) and Belgian cyclist Eddie Merckx (*1945) parachute themselves out of an Air Serbia (founded in 1927) plane and land straight into the pool!

Whilst mixing her cocktails at the bar, tennis player Venus Williams (*1980) brings a toast to Iceland. The ice-cold country declared independence from Denmark in 1944 and became a republic.


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