June 17 in history: Statue of Liberty arrived in New York and more

From the arrival of the Statue of Liberty in New York to Iceland becoming a republic, here is what happened in history today. 

1885

The Statue of Liberty arrives in New York

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1944

Iceland becomes a republic. 

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1967

China announces successful test of its first thermonuclear weapon. 

(Photograph:WION)

1972

Arrest of 5 White House operatives sets off the Watergate scandal. 

(Photograph:WION)

2017

A series of wildfires in central Portugal kill at least 64 people. 

(Photograph:WION)

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