Historical Events In July - 17
Wednesday, 12 August 2020
1939 22nd PGA Championship: Henry Picard at Pomonok CC Flushing NY on this day in history.
1939 On this day in history spencer Davis, Wales, vocalist (Spencer Davis Group-Gimme Some Lovin)
1940 On this day in history phyllis Davis, Port Arthur Tx, actress (Love American Style, Vega$)
1941 NY Yankee Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak ends in Cleveland on this day in history.
1941 Bob Taylor, cricketer wicket-keeper (too often in Knotty's shadow) on July - 17.
1942 3' of rain falls on Pennsylvania, flooding kills 15 on this day in history.
1942 On this day in history estimated 87.5 cm (34.5") of rainfall, Smethport, Pa. (state record)
1942 On this day in history connie Hawkins, Harlem Globetrotter/NBA (Phoenix Suns, ABA MVP 1968)
1943 On July - 17 rAF bombs Germany rocket base Peenemunde
1944 2 ammunition ships explodes at Port Chicago, California kills 322 on July - 17.
1944 On July - 17 hugh Rigby, English portrait painter (King George V 1928-32), dies
1945 On this day in history potsdam Conference (FDR, Stalin, Churchill) holds first meeting
1945 Potsdam Conference (FDR, Stalin, Churchill) holds 1st meeting on this day in history.
1946 Mikhailovich resistance leader, executed by Tito regime on this day in history.
1946 Dragoljub "Draza" Mihailovic, Yugoslav gen (Nazi), executed at 53 on this day in history.
1947 Raoul Wallenberg, Swedish diplomat in WW II (saved Jews), dies at 34 on this day in history.
1948 On July - 17 c A Wirtanen discovers asteroid #1685 Toro
1948 On July - 17 proclamation of the constitution of the Republic of (South) Korea
1948 Israeli army captures Nazareth on this day in history.
1950 On July - 17 indonesian troops land on Buru, South-Molukka
1951 On July - 17 king Leopold II of Belgium gives up throne to son Boudouin I
1952 On this day in history shah of Persia named Ghavam Sultaneh premier
1953 Bernhard van den Sigtenhorst Meyer, composer, dies at 65 on this day in history.
1954 On this day in history construction begins on Disneyland in rural Orange County
1954 On July - 17 1st major league game where majority of team is black (Dodgers)
1954 Dirk B Nanninga, painter, dies at 85 on this day in history.
1955 Arco, Idaho becomes first US city lit by nuclear power on July - 17.
1955 Disneyland opens in Los Angeles, CA on July - 17.
1955 On this day in history disneyland opens its doors in rural Orange County
1955 Bronislaw Zygmunt Szulc, composer, dies at 73 on July - 17.
1958 King Hussein declares himself head of Jordan/Iraqi federation on this day in history.
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)
1959 On July - 17 billie Holiday blues singer, dies of liver failure at 44 in NYC
1959 Dr Leakey discovers oldest human skull (600,000 years old) on this day in history.