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What Happened on July 17th This Day in History

Year Name
2018 Scott S. Sheppard announces that his team has discovered a dozen irregular moons of Jupiter.
2015 At least 120 people are killed and 130 injured by a suicide bombing in Diyala Governorate, Iraq.
2014 Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, a Boeing 777, crashes near the border of Ukraine and Russia after being shot down. All 298 people on board are killed.
2014 A French regional train on the Pau-Bayonne line crashes into a high-speed train near the town of Denguin, resulting in at least 25 injuries.
2007 TAM Airlines Flight 3054, an Airbus A320, crashes into a warehouse after landing too fast and missing the end of the São Paulo–Congonhas Airport runway, killing 199 people.
2006 The 7.7 Mw  Pangandaran tsunami earthquake severely affects the Indonesian island of Java, killing 668 people, and leaving more than 9,000 injured.
2001 Concorde is brought back into service nearly a year after the July 2000 crash.
2000 During approach to Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Airport, Alliance Air Flight 7412 suddenly crashes into a residential neighborhood in Patna, killing 60 people.
1998 The 7.0 Mw  Papua New Guinea earthquake triggers a tsunami that destroys ten villages in Papua New Guinea, killing up to 2,700 people, and leaving several thousand injured.
1998 A diplomatic conference adopts the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, establishing a permanent international court to prosecute individuals for genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and the crime of aggression.
1996 TWA Flight 800: Off the coast of Long Island, New York, a Paris-bound TWA Boeing 747 explodes, killing all 230 on board.
1989 First flight of the B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber.
1989 Holy See–Poland relations are restored.
1985 Founding of the EUREKA Network by former head of states François Mitterrand (France) and Helmut Kohl (Germany).
1984 The national drinking age in the United States was changed from 18 to 21.
1981 A structural failure leads to the collapse of a walkway at the Hyatt Regency in Kansas City, Missouri, killing 114 people and injuring more than 200.
1979 Nicaraguan dictator General Anastasio Somoza Debayle resigns and flees to Miami, Florida, United States.
1976 East Timor is annexed and becomes the 27th province of Indonesia.
1976 The opening of the Summer Olympics in Montreal is marred by 25 African teams boycotting the games because of New Zealand's participation. Contrary to rulings by other international sports organizations, the IOC had declined to exclude New Zealand because of their participation in South African sporting events during apartheid.
1975 Apollo–Soyuz Test Project: An American Apollo and a Soviet Soyuz spacecraft dock with each other in orbit marking the first such link-up between spacecraft from the two nations.
1973 King Mohammed Zahir Shah of Afghanistan, while having surgery in Italy, is deposed by his cousin Mohammed Daoud Khan.
1968 Abdul Rahman Arif is overthrown and the Ba'ath Party is installed as the governing power in Iraq with Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr as the new Iraqi President.
1962 Nuclear weapons testing: The "Small Boy" test shot Little Feller I becomes the last atmospheric test detonation at the Nevada National Security Site.
1955 Disneyland is dedicated and opened by Walt Disney in Anaheim, California.
1953 The largest number of United States midshipman casualties in a single event results from an aircraft crash in Florida, killing 44.
1945 World War II: The main three leaders of the Allied nations, Winston Churchill, Harry S. Truman and Joseph Stalin, meet in the German city of Potsdam to decide the future of a defeated Germany.
1944 Port Chicago disaster: Near the San Francisco Bay, two ships laden with ammunition for the war explode in Port Chicago, California, killing 320.
1944 World War II: At Sainte-Foy-de-Montgommery in Normandy Field Marshal Erwin Rommel is seriously injured by allied aircraft while returning to his headquarters.
1938 Douglas Corrigan takes off from Brooklyn to fly the "wrong way" to Ireland and becomes known as "Wrong Way" Corrigan.
1936 Spanish Civil War: An Armed Forces rebellion against the recently elected leftist Popular Front government of Spain starts the civil war.
1932 Altona Bloody Sunday: A riot between the Nazi Party paramilitary forces, the SS and SA, and the German Communist Party ensues.
1919 The form of government in the Republic of Finland is officially confirmed. For this reason, July 17 is known as the Day of Democracy (Kansanvallan päivä) in Finland.
1918 Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and his immediate family and retainers are executed by Bolshevik Chekists at the Ipatiev House in Yekaterinburg, Russia.
1918 The RMS Carpathia, the ship that rescued the 705 survivors from the RMS Titanic, is sunk off Ireland by the German SM U-55; five lives are lost.
1917 King George V issues a Proclamation stating that the male line descendants of the British Royal Family will bear the surname Windsor.
1902 Willis Carrier creates the first air conditioner in Buffalo, New York.
1901 Liner Deutschland sets east to west transatlantic record of five days, eleven hours and five minutes.
1899 NEC Corporation is organized as the first Japanese joint venture with foreign capital.
1867 Harvard School of Dental Medicine is established in Boston, Massachusetts. It is the first dental school in the U.S. that is affiliated with a university.
1850 Vega became the first star (other than the Sun) to be photographed.[3]
1821 The Kingdom of Spain cedes the territory of Florida to the United States.
1794 The 16 Carmelite Martyrs of Compiègne are executed ten days prior to the end of the French Revolution's Reign of Terror.
1791 Members of the French National Guard under the command of General Lafayette open fire on a crowd of radical Jacobins at the Champ de Mars, Paris, during the French Revolution, killing scores of people.
1771 Bloody Falls massacre: Chipewyan chief Matonabbee, traveling as the guide to Samuel Hearne on his Arctic overland journey, massacres a group of unsuspecting Inuit.
1762 Former emperor Peter III of Russia is murdered.
1717 King George I of Great Britain sails down the River Thames with a barge of 50 musicians, where George Frideric Handel's Water Music is premiered.
1453 Battle of Castillon: The last battle of Hundred Years' War, the French under Jean Bureau defeat the English under the Earl of Shrewsbury, who is killed in the battle in Gascony.
1429 Hundred Years' War: Charles VII of France is crowned the King of France in the Reims Cathedral after a successful campaign by Joan of Arc.
1402 Zhu Di, better known by his era name as the Yongle Emperor, assumes the throne over the Ming dynasty of China.
1203 The Fourth Crusade assaults Constantinople. The Byzantine emperor Alexios III Angelos flees from his capital into exile.
1048 Damasus II is elected pope, and dies 23 days later.
180 Twelve inhabitants of Scillium (near Kasserine, modern-day Tunisia) in North Africa are executed for being Christians. This is the earliest record of Christianity in that part of the world.
Famous People Born on July 17

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Year Name
1912 Erwin Bauer, German race car driver (d. 1958)
1952 Thé Lau, Dutch singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2015)
1921 Mary Osborne, American guitarist (d. 1992)
1960 Jan Wouters, Dutch footballer and manager
1972 Jaap Stam, Dutch footballer and manager
1978 Jason Jennings, American baseball player
1896 Rupert Atkinson, English RAF officer (d. 1919)
1983 Adam Lind, American baseball player
1949 Charley Steiner, American journalist and sportscaster
1935 Diahann Carroll, American actress and singer (d. 2019)
Famous People Deaths On July 17

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Date Name
2006 Sam Myers, American singer-songwriter (b. 1936)
2001 Katharine Graham, American publisher (b. 1917)
1974 Dizzy Dean, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1910)
1900 Thomas McIlwraith, Scottish-Australian politician, 8th Premier of Queensland (b. 1835)
1762 Peter III of Russia (b. 1728)
1070 Baldwin VI, count of Flanders (b. 1030)
1790 Adam Smith, Scottish economist and philosopher (b. 1723)
1989 Itubwa Amram, Nauruan pastor and politician (b. 1922)
1946 Florence Fuller, South African-born Australian artist (b. 1867)
1879 Maurycy Gottlieb, Ukrainian-Polish painter (b. 1856)