Historical Events In July - 17
Friday, 07 August 2020
1980 Military coup in Bolivia on July - 17.
1980 Ronald Reagan formally accepts Republican nomination for president on this day in history.
1980 Donald Barry, actor (Mr Gallo-Mr Novak), dies at 68 on this day in history.
1981 Fulton County (Atlanta) grand jury indicts Wayne B William 23 year old photographers, for murder of 2 of 28 blacks killed in Atlanta on July - 17.
1981 On this day in history humbar Estuary Bridge, UK, world's longest span (1.4 km), opens
1981 Lobby Walkways at KC's Hyatt Regency collapse 114 die, 200 injured on July - 17.
1984 Soyuz T-12 carries 3 cosmonauts to space station Salyut 7 on this day in history.
1984 On this day in history j Delos Jewkes, singer/actor (Stars & Stripes Forever), dies at 89
1985 On this day in history czeslaw Josef Marek, composer, dies at 93
1987 On July - 17 10 teens die in Guadalupe River flood (Comfort, Tx)
1988 On July - 17 florence Griffith Joyner of USA sets the 100m woman's record (10.49)
1988 On this day in history highest temperature ever recorded in San Francisco, 103ø F (39ø C)
1988 On this day in history bruiser Brody, wrestler, stabbed to death
1989 On this day in history paul McCartney releases "This One"
1990 Hussein's Revolutionary Day speech claims Kuwait stole oil from Iraq on July - 17.
1998 On July - 17 in Papua New Guinea a 7.1 earthquake killed at least 2,183 people, thousands injured, about 9,500 homeless and about 500 missing as a result of a tsunami generated in the Sissano area. Maximum wave heights estimated at 10 meters
2005 The Disneyland Resort celebrates its 50th birthday on July - 17.
2007 On July - 17 atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick and three other men on charges related to their alleged operation of a dogfighting ring based at one of Vick's properties in southeastern Virginia. Vick was later suspended indefinitely in aug by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and is now serving his sentence of 23 months in federal prison.
2007 TAM Linhas Aéreas Flight 3054 overruns the runway of Congonhas-São Paulo International Airport and crashes, killing all 186 and others on the ground on July - 17.
2009 Jakarta double bombings at e JW Marriott and Ritz-Carlton Hotels killed 9 people including 4 foreigners on this day in history.
2012 17 people are wounded in a bar shooting in Jasper, Alabama on this day in history.
2013 On this day in history 7 people are killed by a car bomb in Damascus, Syria
2014 On this day in history malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashes (presumed shot down by either pro-Russian separatists or the Ukrainian militia), killing all 283 passengers and 15 crew on board
2014 After a five-hour humanitarian ceasefire, Israel confirms the beginning of a ground offensive in Gaza on July - 17.
2014 On July - 17 malaysia Airlines Flight 17, a Boeing 777, crashes in eastern Ukraine after being shot down by a missile. All 298 people on board are killed.
2016 On July - 17 after a five-hour humanitarian ceasefire, Israel confirms the beginning of a ground offensive in Gaza.
2016 On July - 17 malaysia Airlines Flight 17, a Boeing 777, crashes in eastern Ukraine after being shot down by a missile. All 298 people on board are killed.
2017 On July - 17 the Muppets Studio in firing the voice of Kermit the Frog, Steve Whitmire, blame his â€śunacceptable business conductâ€ť
2018 On July - 17 bloomberg estimates NFL made $14 billion in revenue in 2017, distributing a record $8.1 billion to the league's 32 teams, $255m each
2018 Australian basketball center Liz Cambage scores 53 points as the Dallas Wings beat the NY Liberty 104-87 to set new WNBA single game scoring record on July - 17.
2018 89th MLB All Star Game, Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.: AL beats NL 8-6, the teams combining for a record 10 home runs accounting for 13 of the 14 total runs on July - 17.
2018 On July - 17 barack Obama gives speech honoring Nelson Mandela and warning of "strongman politics" in Johannesburg, South Africa
2018 On this day in history oldest evidence of bread, made from wild grains, discovered by archaeologists in 14,000 year-old dig in the Black Desert, Jordon
2018 On this day in history the EUâ€“Japan Economic Partnership Agreement is signed, the world's largest bilateral free trade deal, creating an open trade zone covering nearly one-third of global GDP.