Daily Almanac: June 17, 2022


RISE: 6:14 a.m.     

SET: 9:15 p.m.

High/Low Temperatures:

High:  86 °F

Low:  70 °F

Today is…:

• Global Garbage Man Day

• National Flip Flop Day

• World Croc Day

What Happened On This Day:

• 1885 The Statue of Liberty arrives in New York

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

• 1972 The arrest of five White House operatives sets off the Watergate scandal

Births On This Day:

• 1945 Ken Livingstone

British politician

• 1980 Venus Williams

American tennis player

Deaths On This Day:

• 1996 Curt Swan

American illustrator

• 2012 Rodney King

American victim of police brutality