The Only Things That Happened On This Day in History

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1928 Amelia Earhart embarked on the first trans-Atlantic flight by a woman

1789 The Third Estate in France declared itself a national assembly and undertook to frame a constitution.

1856 The Republican Party opened its first convention, in Philadelphia.

1885 The Statue of Liberty arrived in New York City aboard the French ship Isere.

1972 President Richard Nixon’s downfall began with the arrest of five burglars inside Democratic national headquarters in Washington’s Watergate complex.

1994 After leading police on a chase through Southern California, O.J. Simpson was arrested and charged with murder in the slayings of his ex-wife, Nicole, and Ronald Goldman.

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~ by thehalobender on June 17, 2009.

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