June 17 in history

17/06/2009

On June 17:

1631 Mumtaz Mahal dies in childbirth and her husband spends 20 years building her tomb, the Taj Mahal.

1944 Iceland declares its Independence from Denmark and becoems a republic.
Flag of Iceland Coat of arms of Iceland
Flag Coat of arms

1867 Australian poet Henry Lawson  was born.


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