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Historical Events In July - 17

Wednesday, 12 August 2020

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 this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1918  On July - 17 aleksei N Romanov, son of tsar Nicolas II, executed at 13  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1919  Finland adopts constitution on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1919  On this day in history alex Moir, cricketer (New Zealand leg-spinner in 17 Tests 1950-59)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

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

1922  On July - 17 curacao harbor workers begin strike under Felix Chacuto  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1922  On July - 17 donald Alfred Davie, poet/critic  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

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

1924  On July - 17 st Louis Card Jesse Haines no-hits Boston Braves, 5-0  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1925  On July - 17 tris Speaker, is 5th to get 3,000 hits  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 July - 17 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 July - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1929  On July - 17 sergei K. Godunov, Russian mathematician  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1930  Ryohei Hirose, composer on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1932  Niccolo Castiglioni, composer on July - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

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

1934  Babe Ruth draws his 2,000th base on balls at Cleveland on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1935  On July - 17 the birth of Donald Sutherland, American actor  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 this day in history 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 this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1937  On July - 17 henri-Constant-Gabriel Pierne, composer, dies at 73  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1938  On this day in history 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  Elbridge Gerry, (DR) 5th VP (Mass-Gov), invented gerrymandering was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1745  Petr Alekseevich Pahlen, Russian general (d. 1826) was born on July - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1763  Johannes H van der Palm, Dutch theologist/minister of Education was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1763  John Jacob Astor, Germany, richest man in US, banker/fur trader was born on July - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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0656  On this day in history death of uthman ibn Affan, Third Caliph, assassinated.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

0924  Edward, the Older, English speaking king (899-924), dies on July - 17.  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  On this day in history boudouin VI, count of Flanders/Henegouwen, dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1345  Death of Jacob Van Artevelde, [Manner Man], Flemish broker, lynched on July - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1453  Death of John Talbot, 1st Earl of Shrewsbury, English military leader on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1510  Edmund Dudley, English minister of Justice/Finance, dies on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

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