Ajax Loader On This Day | 17 June

On this day:

1631: Mumtaz Mahal dies during childbirth

1885: The Statue of Liberty arrives in New York

1928: Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly across the Atlantic

1944: Iceland becomes a republic

Born on this day:

1973: Leander Paes, Indian tennis player, born in Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Gone on this day:

1839: Lord William Henry Cavendish Bentinck, Governor-General of India 1828-1835

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