On This Day in History - June 17
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|What Happened On This Day In History - June 17|
1579 June 17
Anti-English uprising in Ireland
1631 June 17
Mumtaz Mahal dies during childbirth. Her husband, Mughal emperor Shah Jahan I, then spends more than 20 years building her tomb, the Taj Mahal.
1824 June 17
Bureau of Indian Affairs established
1885 June 17
The Statue of Liberty arrived in the harbour of New York City. It was given as a gift to the United States by the Paris based Franco-American Union. It was erected in its present position in October 1886.
1950 June 17
1st kidney transplant (Chicago)
1954 June 17
The 1994 FIFA World Cup began in the USA with the game between USA and Switzerland which ended with a score of 1-1.
2008 June 17
First day of legal same-sex marriage in California