June 17 in History
1885June 17, 1885:
As a gift of friendship to the United States from France, the Statue of Liberty makes its arrival in New York Harbor.
1940June 17, 1940:
The Red Army of the Soviet Union invades Latvia.
1962June 17, 1962:
Brazil beats Czechoslovakia to win the FIFA World Cup.
1972June 17, 1972:
Five men break into Watergate, the Democratic National Committee’s headquarters and get arrested by the police.
1994June 17, 1994:
Former American football star O.J. Simpson is arrested and charged with the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson, his ex-wife and her friend, Ronald Goldman.
1997June 17, 1997:
Actor Robert De Niro marries socialite and philanthropist Grace Hightower.
2013June 17, 2013:
Swedish record producer and DJ, Avicii releases his song, “Wake Me Up”.
2015June 17, 2015:
A mass shooting at the Charleston, South Carolina-based Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church kills nine African-Americans.
2018June 17, 2018:
The animated film, “The Incredibles 2” becomes the first animated production to gross $180 million on the opening weekend.
2020June 17, 2020:
American actor Danny Masterson of “The Ranch” fame is charged with the rape of three women.