Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah
image English navigator Henry Hudson is lost in Hudson Bay in present-day Canada in 1611

June 16, 2014
Week of June 16, 2014

• On June 22, 1611, after spending a winter trapped by ice in present-day Hudson Bay in Canada, the starving crew of the Discovery mutinies against its captain, English navigator Henry Hudson, and sets him, his teenage son, and seven supporters adrift in a small, open boat. Hudson and the others were never seen again.

• On June 20, 1782, Congress adopts the Great Seal of the United States. The front of the seal depicts a bald eagle clutching an olive branch in its right talon and arrows in its left. The eagle’s beak clutches a banner inscribed, E pluribus unum, a Latin phrase meaning “Out of Many One.”

• On June 17, 1885, The Statue of Liberty, a gift of friendship from the people of France to the people of the United States, arrives in New York City in more than 200 packing cases. The last rivet of the disassembled monument was fitted on Oct. 28, 1886.

• On June 19, 1917, during World War I, Britain’s King George V orders the British royal family to dispense with the use of German titles and surnames due to strong anti-German feeling within Britain. He changed the surname of his own family from Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, to Windsor.

• On June 21, 1947, after an interim of seven years during World War II, the first post-war Mille Miglia (“Thousand Miles”) auto race is held in Brescia, Italy with 155 starters. The race on public roads had been delayed two years as Italy’s infrastructure had to be rebuilt.

• On June 16, 1961, President John F. Kennedy agrees to send 900 U.S. troops to train and supervise Vietnamese troops in combat. The number of U.S. personnel rose to 3,200 by the end of 1962 and 16,000 by the time of President Kennedy’s assassination in November 1963.

• On June 18, 1983, the space shuttle Challenger is launched on its second mission. Aboard the shuttle was Dr. Sally Ride, the first American woman to travel into space. During the six-day mission, Ride, an astrophysicist from Stanford University, operated the shuttle’s robot arm, which she had helped design.

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