Historical Events In July - 17
Friday, 15 January 2021
1980 On this day in history military coup in Bolivia
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 July - 17.
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 On July - 17 lobby Walkways at KC's Hyatt Regency collapse 114 die, 200 injured
1984 On July - 17 soyuz T-12 carries 3 cosmonauts to space station Salyut 7
1984 J Delos Jewkes, singer/actor (Stars & Stripes Forever), dies at 89 on July - 17.
1985 On this day in history czeslaw Josef Marek, composer, dies at 93
1987 10 teens die in Guadalupe River flood (Comfort, Tx) on this day in history.
1988 Florence Griffith Joyner of USA sets the 100m woman's record (10.49) on July - 17.
1988 Highest temperature ever recorded in San Francisco, 103ø F (39ø C) on July - 17.
1988 Bruiser Brody, wrestler, stabbed to death on July - 17.
1989 Paul McCartney releases "This One" on this day in history.
1990 Hussein's Revolutionary Day speech claims Kuwait stole oil from Iraq on this day in history.
1998 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 on this day in history.
2005 The Disneyland Resort celebrates its 50th birthday on July - 17.
2007 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 on this day in history.
2007 On July - 17 tAM Linhas Aéreas Flight 3054 overruns the runway of Congonhas-São Paulo International Airport and crashes, killing all 186 and others on the ground.
2009 On July - 17 jakarta double bombings at e JW Marriott and Ritz-Carlton Hotels killed 9 people including 4 foreigners.
2012 On July - 17 17 people are wounded in a bar shooting in Jasper, Alabama
2013 On July - 17 7 people are killed by a car bomb in Damascus, Syria
2014 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 on July - 17.
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 After a five-hour humanitarian ceasefire, Israel confirms the beginning of a ground offensive in Gaza on July - 17.
2016 On this day in history 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 The Muppets Studio in firing the voice of Kermit the Frog, Steve Whitmire, blame his “unacceptable business conduct” on this day in history.
2018 Bloomberg estimates NFL made $14 billion in revenue in 2017, distributing a record $8.1 billion to the league's 32 teams, $255m each on July - 17.
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 this day in history.
2018 Barack Obama gives speech honoring Nelson Mandela and warning of "strongman politics" in Johannesburg, South Africa on July - 17.
2018 On July - 17 oldest evidence of bread, made from wild grains, discovered by archaeologists in 14,000 year-old dig in the Black Desert, Jordon
2018 The EU–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 on this day in history.