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Historical Events In July - 17

Wednesday, 23 October 2019

1918  SS Carpathia. One of the more well known names, more from assisting the Titanic than from her own sinking, she was of 13,603 tons and built for Cunard by Swan and Hunter on the Tyne in 1902. She was attacked by the German submarine U55, 170 miles west of Bishops Rock, while outward bound to Boston, USA, from Liverpool, a service which had been decided would continue to be maintained in wartime conditions. She was hit by three torpdeoes. Five engine room staff were killed directly by the impact and explosions but 215 crew and all 57 passengers were saved and rescued by the sloop HMS Snowdrop on July - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1918  On July - 17 longest errorless game, Cubs beat Phillies 2-1 in 21 innings  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1918  Aleksei N Romanov, son of tsar Nicolas II, executed at 13 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1919  Finland adopts constitution on July - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1919  Alex Moir, cricketer (New Zealand leg-spinner in 17 Tests 1950-59) on July - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1920  Bill Monroe, New Orleans La, newscaster (NBC-TV, Congressional Report) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1921  On July - 17 acquanetta, [Mildred Davenport], Wyo, actress (Tarzan & Leopard Woman)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1922  On this day in history curacao harbor workers begin strike under Felix Chacuto  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1922  Donald Alfred Davie, poet/critic on July - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1922  On July - 17 heinrich Rubens, German physicist, dies at 57  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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1923  Carl Mays gave up 13 runs & 20 hits in 13-0 lose to Indians on July - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1924  On this day in history st Louis Card Jesse Haines no-hits Boston Braves, 5-0  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1925  Tris Speaker, is 5th to get 3,000 hits on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1926  On this day in history paavo Nurmi walks world record 4x1500m (16:11.4)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1926  On this day in history Édouard Carpentier, French-born professional wrestler  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1928  On July - 17 jean Elizabeth Leuckert Muir, designer dressmaker  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1928  Alvaro Obregon, general/pres of Mexico, assassinated on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1929  On this day in history uSSR drops diplomatic relations with China  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1929  Sergei K. Godunov, Russian mathematician on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1930  On this day in history ryohei Hirose, composer  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1932  On July - 17 niccolo Castiglioni, composer  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1933  After successfully crossing the Atlantic Ocean, the Lithuanian research aircraft Lituanica crashes in Europe under mysterious circumstances on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1933  Tony Pithey, cricketer (brother of David, S African batsman in 17 Tests) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1934  On July - 17 babe Ruth draws his 2,000th base on balls at Cleveland  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1934  On July - 17 donald Sutherland, St John NB, actor (M*A*S*H, Body Snatchers)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1935  The birth of Donald Sutherland, American actor on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1935  Variety's famous headline "Sticks Nix Hick Pix" on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1935  On July - 17 diahann Carroll, Bronx, actress (Julia, Claudine, Dominique-Dynasty)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1936  On July - 17 north African detachments of the Spanish Army led by Generalissimo Franco, and supported by Italy and the Nazis, begin civil war agaist the five year old republic.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1936  Carl Hubbell begins winning streak, beating Pittsburgh 6-0 on July - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1937  On July - 17 jose Ignacio Cabrujas, writer  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1937  Henri-Constant-Gabriel Pierne, composer, dies at 73 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1938  On July - 17 douglas (Wrong Way) Corrigan leaves NY for LA, wound up in Ireland  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1938  On July - 17 stan Bronstein, rocker  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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1487  On this day in history birth of esma'il I, shah who converted Iran from Sunni to Shi'ah  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1487  Ismail I, Shah of Persia (d. 1524) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1674  On this day in history birth of isaac Watts, England, writer/preacher/hymnist (Horae Lyrican)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1702  Johann Schneider, composer was born on July - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1744  On July - 17 birth of elbridge Gerry, (DR) 5th VP (Mass-Gov), invented gerrymandering  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1745  On this day in history birth of petr Alekseevich Pahlen, Russian general (d. 1826)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1763  Johannes H van der Palm, Dutch theologist/minister of Education was born on July - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1763  On this day in history birth of john Jacob Astor, Germany, richest man in US, banker/fur trader  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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0656  On July - 17 death of uthman ibn Affan, Third Caliph, assassinated.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

0924  On this day in history edward, the Older, English speaking king (899-924), dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1025  On this day in history boleslaw I Chobry, [the brave], duke/king of Poland, dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1070  Boudouin VI, count of Flanders/Henegouwen, dies on July - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1345  Death of Jacob Van Artevelde, [Manner Man], Flemish broker, lynched on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1453  Death of John Talbot, 1st Earl of Shrewsbury, English military leader on July - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1510  On July - 17 edmund Dudley, English minister of Justice/Finance, dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1531  On July - 17 death of hosokawa Takakuni, Japanese military commander (b. 1484)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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