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Historical Events In July - 17

Friday, 05 June 2020

1939  On this day in history 22nd PGA Championship: Henry Picard at Pomonok CC Flushing NY  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1939  On July - 17 spencer Davis, Wales, vocalist (Spencer Davis Group-Gimme Some Lovin)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1940  Phyllis Davis, Port Arthur Tx, actress (Love American Style, Vega$) on July - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1941  NY Yankee Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak ends in Cleveland on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1941  Bob Taylor, cricketer wicket-keeper (too often in Knotty's shadow) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1942  3' of rain falls on Pennsylvania, flooding kills 15 on July - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1942  On July - 17 estimated 87.5 cm (34.5") of rainfall, Smethport, Pa. (state record)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1942  Connie Hawkins, Harlem Globetrotter/NBA (Phoenix Suns, ABA MVP 1968) on July - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1943  On this day in history rAF bombs Germany rocket base Peenemunde  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1944  On this day in history 2 ammunition ships explodes at Port Chicago, California kills 322  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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1944  Hugh Rigby, English portrait painter (King George V 1928-32), dies on July - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1945  On this day in history potsdam Conference (FDR, Stalin, Churchill) holds first meeting  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1945  Potsdam Conference (FDR, Stalin, Churchill) holds 1st meeting on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1946  Mikhailovich resistance leader, executed by Tito regime on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1946  Dragoljub "Draza" Mihailovic, Yugoslav gen (Nazi), executed at 53 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1947  Raoul Wallenberg, Swedish diplomat in WW II (saved Jews), dies at 34 on July - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1948  C A Wirtanen discovers asteroid #1685 Toro on July - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1948  Proclamation of the constitution of the Republic of (South) Korea on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1948  On this day in history israeli army captures Nazareth  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1950  On this day in history indonesian troops land on Buru, South-Molukka  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1951  On this day in history king Leopold II of Belgium gives up throne to son Boudouin I  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1952  On this day in history shah of Persia named Ghavam Sultaneh premier  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1953  Bernhard van den Sigtenhorst Meyer, composer, dies at 65 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1954  Construction begins on Disneyland in rural Orange County on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1954  On July - 17 1st major league game where majority of team is black (Dodgers)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1954  On this day in history dirk B Nanninga, painter, dies at 85  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1955  Arco, Idaho becomes first US city lit by nuclear power on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1955  On July - 17 disneyland opens in Los Angeles, CA  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1955  Disneyland opens its doors in rural Orange County on July - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1955  On July - 17 bronislaw Zygmunt Szulc, composer, dies at 73  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1958  On July - 17 king Hussein declares himself head of Jordan/Iraqi federation  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1959  On this day in history 2,000 ft long by 1,300 foot wide section of ridge falls into Madis River Canyon extending man-made Lake Hebgen by 5 miles. (Montana)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1959  Billie Holiday blues singer, dies of liver failure at 44 in NYC on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1959  Dr Leakey discovers oldest human skull (600,000 years old) on July - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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1487  Esma'il I, shah who converted Iran from Sunni to Shi'ah was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1487  On July - 17 birth of ismail I, Shah of Persia (d. 1524)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1674  Isaac Watts, England, writer/preacher/hymnist (Horae Lyrican) was born on July - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1702  On July - 17 birth of johann Schneider, composer  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  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  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  Death of Uthman ibn Affan, Third Caliph, assassinated on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

0924  On July - 17 edward, the Older, English speaking king (899-924), dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1025  Boleslaw I Chobry, [the brave], duke/king of Poland, dies on July - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1345  On July - 17 death of jacob Van Artevelde, [Manner Man], Flemish broker, lynched  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1453  On this day in history death of john Talbot, 1st Earl of Shrewsbury, English military leader  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1531  On this day in history death of hosokawa Takakuni, Japanese military commander (b. 1484)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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