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June 17


1775   Battle of Bunker Hill.

1885   The Statue of Liberty arrives in New York from France.

1944   Iceland becomes an independent country.

1960   Ted Williams hits his 500th home run.

Famous Birthdays:

1239   Edward I (King of England)

1943   Newt Gingrich (Politician)

1943   Barry Manilow (Singer)

1963   Greg Kinnear (Actor)

1965   Dan Jansen (Speed skater)

1966   Jason Patric (Actor)

1980   Venus Williams (Tennis Player)

Today in History Archive:

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