Add Your Piece of History… 17th June

17 Jun
  • On this day in 1885.  The Statue of Liberty arrives in New York City aboard the French ship ‘Isere’.  The French gift to the United States to mark the Centennial of the American Declaration of Independence from Great Britain.
  • On this day in 1867.  Henry Lawson, one of Australia’s best known writers, is born.   Henry Lawson was born in the Grenfell gold fields in New South Wales.  He became one of Australia’s best known fiction writers of the colonial period.  Lawson gained a loyal following when the Bulletin started to publish his stories and poems in 1888.  He died on the 2nd of September 1922.
  • On this day in 1944.  Iceland declares independence from Denmark.
  • On this day in 1980.  Venus Ebony Starr Williams is an American professional tennis player who celebrates her birthday today.  Venus was born in Lynwood, California.  

Please feel free to add your piece of history (something personal or general history).

Statue of Liberty National Monument, Ellis Isl...

Statue of Liberty National Monument, Ellis Island and Liberty Island, Manhattan, in New York County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Henry Lawson.

Henry Lawson. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Venus Williams at the 2011 US Open

Venus Williams at the 2011 US Open (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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