Historical Events In July - 17
Thursday, 24 June 2021
1939 On July - 17 22nd PGA Championship: Henry Picard at Pomonok CC Flushing NY
1939 On this day in history spencer Davis, Wales, vocalist (Spencer Davis Group-Gimme Some Lovin)
1940 On July - 17 phyllis Davis, Port Arthur Tx, actress (Love American Style, Vega$)
1941 On July - 17 nY Yankee Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak ends in Cleveland
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 Estimated 87.5 cm (34.5") of rainfall, Smethport, Pa. (state record) on this day in history.
1942 On July - 17 connie Hawkins, Harlem Globetrotter/NBA (Phoenix Suns, ABA MVP 1968)
1943 RAF bombs Germany rocket base Peenemunde on July - 17.
1944 2 ammunition ships explodes at Port Chicago, California kills 322 on this day in history.
1944 On this day in history hugh Rigby, English portrait painter (King George V 1928-32), dies
1945 Potsdam Conference (FDR, Stalin, Churchill) holds first meeting on this day in history.
1945 On July - 17 potsdam Conference (FDR, Stalin, Churchill) holds 1st meeting
1946 On this day in history mikhailovich resistance leader, executed by Tito regime
1946 On July - 17 dragoljub "Draza" Mihailovic, Yugoslav gen (Nazi), executed at 53
1947 On this day in history raoul Wallenberg, Swedish diplomat in WW II (saved Jews), dies at 34
1948 C A Wirtanen discovers asteroid #1685 Toro on July - 17.
1948 On this day in history proclamation of the constitution of the Republic of (South) Korea
1948 Israeli army captures Nazareth on this day in history.
1950 Indonesian troops land on Buru, South-Molukka on this day in history.
1951 King Leopold II of Belgium gives up throne to son Boudouin I on this day in history.
1952 On July - 17 shah of Persia named Ghavam Sultaneh premier
1953 Bernhard van den Sigtenhorst Meyer, composer, dies at 65 on July - 17.
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 On July - 17 dirk B Nanninga, painter, dies at 85
1955 On July - 17 arco, Idaho becomes first US city lit by nuclear power
1955 On this day in history disneyland opens in Los Angeles, CA
1955 Disneyland opens its doors in rural Orange County on July - 17.
1955 On July - 17 bronislaw Zygmunt Szulc, composer, dies at 73
1958 On this day in history king Hussein declares himself head of Jordan/Iraqi federation
1959 On July - 17 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 Billie Holiday blues singer, dies of liver failure at 44 in NYC on July - 17.
1959 Dr Leakey discovers oldest human skull (600,000 years old) on July - 17.