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Historical Events In July - 17

Wednesday, 23 October 2019

1939  On July - 17 22nd PGA Championship: Henry Picard at Pomonok CC Flushing NY  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1939  Spencer Davis, Wales, vocalist (Spencer Davis Group-Gimme Some Lovin) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1940  On this day in history phyllis Davis, Port Arthur Tx, actress (Love American Style, Vega$)  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  Estimated 87.5 cm (34.5") of rainfall, Smethport, Pa. (state record) on July - 17.  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  RAF bombs Germany rocket base Peenemunde on this day in history.  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  On this day in history hugh Rigby, English portrait painter (King George V 1928-32), dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1945  Potsdam Conference (FDR, Stalin, Churchill) holds first meeting on July - 17.  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 July - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1946  On July - 17 dragoljub "Draza" Mihailovic, Yugoslav gen (Nazi), executed at 53  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1947  On this day in history raoul Wallenberg, Swedish diplomat in WW II (saved Jews), dies at 34  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

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

1948  On July - 17 israeli army captures Nazareth  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1950  On July - 17 indonesian troops land on Buru, South-Molukka  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1952  On July - 17 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 July - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1954  1st major league game where majority of team is black (Dodgers) on July - 17.  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 this day in history disneyland opens in Los Angeles, CA  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1955  Disneyland opens its doors in rural Orange County on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1955  On this day in history bronislaw Zygmunt Szulc, composer, dies at 73  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1958  On this day in history king Hussein declares himself head of Jordan/Iraqi federation  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1959  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) on July - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1959  Billie Holiday blues singer, dies of liver failure at 44 in NYC on July - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1487  Ismail I, Shah of Persia (d. 1524) was born on July - 17.  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 this day in history birth of elbridge Gerry, (DR) 5th VP (Mass-Gov), invented gerrymandering  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1745  On July - 17 birth of petr Alekseevich Pahlen, Russian general (d. 1826)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1763  On July - 17 birth of johannes H van der Palm, Dutch theologist/minister of Education  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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Famous Deaths In July - 17

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0656  Death of Uthman ibn Affan, Third Caliph, assassinated on July - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

0924  On July - 17 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  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  On this day in history edmund Dudley, English minister of Justice/Finance, dies  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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