Historical Events on 17th July

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  • 180 6 inhabitants of Scillium in North Africa are executed for being Christians. Earliest record of Christianity in that part of the world.
  • 561 John III begins his reign as Catholic Pope succeeding Pelagius I
  • 855 St Leo IV ends his reign as Catholic Pope

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1054 Emperor Henry III crowns his son Henry IV king

Holy Roman Emperor Henry IV
Holy Roman Emperor
Henry IV
  • 1070 Arnulf III the Hapless becomes earl of Flanders
  • 1203 Siege of Constantinople begins during the fourth Crusade, Crusaders aboad a Venetian fleet attack the city
  • 1245 Pope bans emperor Frederik II Hohenstaufen for 3rd time
  • 1393 Osmanen occupy Turnovo, Bulgaria
  • 1429 Dauphin crowned king of France
  • 1453 1st battle at Castillon: French beat English troops
  • 1473 Charles the Stout conquerors Nijmegen

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1505 Martin Luther enters into an Augustinian monastery at Erfurt

Founder of Protestanism Martin Luther
Founder of Protestanism
Martin Luther
  • 1509 Venice recaptures Padua
  • 1549 Jews are expelled from Ghent Belgium
  • 1552 Siena drives Spanish troops out of Verdun
  • 1583 Spanish & Walloon troops conquer Dunkerk

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1585 English secret service discovers Anthony Babington's murder plot against Queen Elizabeth I

Queen of England and Ireland Elizabeth I
Queen of England and Ireland
Elizabeth I
  • 1596 At 10:30AM Dutch explorer Willem Barents arrives at Novaya Zemlya

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1603 Sir Walter Raleigh arrested by forces of King James

Explorer Walter Raleigh
Explorer
Walter Raleigh
  • 1686 A meeting takes place at Lüneburg between several Protestant powers in order to discuss the formation of an 'evangelical' league of defence, called the 'Confederatio Militiae Evangelicae', against the Catholic League.
  • 1712 England, Portugal & France sign ceasefire [or 19th]

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1717 Handel's "Water Music" premieres on the river Thames in London

  • 1727 Simon van Slingelandt appointed Dutch pension advisor
  • 1740 Prospero Lambertini chosen Pope Benedictus XIV

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1762 Catherine II becomes tsarina of Russia upon the murder of Peter III

Empress of Russia Catherine the Great
Empress of Russia
Catherine the Great
  • 1774 Captain Cook arrives in the New Hebrides (Vanuatu)
  • 1775 1st military hospital approved
  • 1791 Members of the French National Guard under the command of General Lafayette open fire on a crowd of radical Jacobins at the Champ de Mars, Paris, during the French Revolution, killing as many as 50 people.
  • 1794 Richard Allen organizes Philadelphia's Bethel African Meth Episcopal Church
  • 1821 Spain cedes Florida to US
  • 1841 British humorous and satirycal magazine "Punch" first published; it finally closed in 2002
  • 1850 Harvard Observatory takes 1st photograph of a star (Vega)
  • 1856 The Great Train Wreck of 1856 between Camp Hill and Fort Washington, Pennsylvania kills over 60 people.
  • 1861 US Congress authorizes paper money
  • 1861 Manassas, VA Gen Beauregard requests reinforcements for his 22,000 men, Gen Johnston is ordered to Manassas
  • 1862 Naval Engagement at Pascagoula River MS: USS Potomac Expedition
  • 1862 US army authorized to accept blacks as laborers
  • 1862 United army officially divides corps
  • 1862 R John Hunt Morgan:Cynthiana, KY CS24 US17 Skirmish at Columbia, TN
  • 1863 Battle of Honey Springs - largest battle in Indian Territory
  • 1863 Māori forces are defeated by British troops at Koheroa, Waikato, in the New Zealand Wars between Maori tribes and British colonials
  • 1864 CSA President Davis replaces Gen Joe Johnston with John Bell Hood
  • 1866 Italian fleet under Admiral Count Carlo Pellion di Persano captures Austrian Fort Lissa
  • 1867 1st US dental school, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, established
  • 1878 Nqwiliso, tribal chief of Western Pondoland and eldest son of Ndamase, signs a treaty with H.G. Elliott ceding sovereign rights and shipping in the Umzimvubu River mouth to the Cape government, Southern Africa
  • 1879 1st railroad opens in Hawaii
  • 1882 6th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: William Renshaw beats E Renshaw (6-1 2-6 4-6 6-2 6-2)
  • 1885 9th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: William Renshaw beats H Lawford (7-5, 6-2 4-6 7-5)
  • 1886 10th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: William Renshaw beats H Lawford (6-0 5-7 6-3 6-4)
  • 1890 Cecil Rhodes becomes premier of Cape colony
  • 1893 Arthur Shrewsbury is 1st to score 1,000 runs in Test Cricket
  • 1897 1st ship arrives in Seattle carrying gold from Yukon
  • 1898 Spanish American War - Spaniards surrender to US at Santiago Cuba
  • 1900 NY Giant Christy Mathewson begins career losing to Bkln Superbas
  • 1902 Orioles forfeit to St Louis having only 5 players available to play they then forfeit their franchise back to the AL
  • 1902 Lord Tennyson, son of the poet, is named to succeed Lord Hopetown, first governor general of Australia
  • 1903 The Russian Social Democratic Workers Party meets, first in Brussels and then London because their leaders have been forced into exile by the Russian Government
  • 1906 Clement Armand Fallieres is elected President of France, but power lies with George Clemenceau
  • 1911 Overthrown shah of Persia Mohammed Ali lands on Astrabad with army
  • 1912 IAF (Intl Amateur Athletic Federation) forms in Sweden
  • 1914 Giants outfielder Red Murray is knocked unconscious by lightning after catching a flyball, ending 21 inning game, Giants win 3-1
  • 1915 Italian offensive at Isonzo

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1917 Royal Proclamation by King George V changes name of British Royal family from German Saxe-Coburg-Gotha to Windsor

King of the United Kingdom George V
King of the United Kingdom
George V
  • 1918 Longest errorless game, Cubs beat Phillies 2-1 in 21 innings
  • 1919 Finland adopts constitution
  • 1919 Yanks 21 hits, Browns 17 hits Browns win 7-6 in 17, on squeeze play
  • 1922 Curacao harbor workers begin strike under Felix Chacuto

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1922 Ty Cobb gets 5 hits in a game for record 4th time in a year

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • 1923 Carl Mays gave up 13 runs & 20 hits in 13-0 lose to Indians
  • 1924 St Louis Card Jesse Haines no-hits Boston Braves, 5-0
  • 1925 Tris Speaker, is 5th to get 3,000 hits

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1926 Paavo Nurmi walks world record 4x1500m (16:11.4)

Runner nicknamed the
Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi
  • 1927 21st Tour de France won by Nicolas Frantz of Luxembourg
  • 1929 USSR breaks diplomatic relations with China
  • 1933 After successfully crossing the Atlantic Ocean, the Lithuanian research aircraft Lituanica crashes in Europe under mysterious circumstances.

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1934 Babe Ruth draws his 2,000th base on balls at Cleveland

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1935 Variety's famous headline "Sticks Nix Hick Pix"
  • 1936 Carl Hubbell begins winning streak, beating Pittsburgh 6-0

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1936 Spanish generals Francisco Franco and Emilio Mola lead a right-wing uprising, starting the Spanish Civil War

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco
  • 1938 Douglas (Wrong Way) Corrigan leaves NY for LA, wound up in Ireland
  • 1939 22nd PGA Championship: Henry Picard at Pomonok CC Flushing NY

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1941 NY Yankee Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak ends in Cleveland

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • 1942 3' of rain falls on Pennsylvania, flooding kills 15
  • 1942 Estimated 34.5" (87.5 cm) of rainfall, Smethport, Pa (state record)
  • 1942 Transport nr 6 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
  • 1943 RAF bombs Germany rocket base Peenemunde
  • 1944 2 ammunition ships explodes at Port Chicago, California kills 322
  • 1944 Russian troops cross river Bug/march into Poland
  • 1948 Israeli army captures Nazareth
  • 1948 Proclamation of constitution of Republic of (South) Korea
  • 1950 Indonesian troops land on Buru, South-Molukka
  • 1950 Suppression of Communism Act comes into force in South Africa
  • 1951 King Leopold III of Belgium abdicates in favour of his son Boudouin I
  • 1951 Western New England College in Springfield, Massachusetts, is chartered.
  • 1952 Shah of Persia named Ghavam Sultaneh premier
  • 1954 1st major league game where majority of team is black (Dodgers)
  • 1954 Construction begins on Disneyland. . .
  • 1954 Theodor Heuss re-elected president of West Germany
  • 1955 Arco Idaho becomes 1st US city lit by nuclear power
  • 1955 Disneyland televises its grand opening in Anaheim, California.
  • 1958 King Hussein declares himself head of Jordan/Iraqi federation
  • 1958 Peter Shaffer's "Five Finger Exercise" premieres in London
  • 1958 US performs atmospheric nuclear Test at Enwetak
  • 1959 2,000 ft long by 1,300 foot wide section of ridge falls into Madis
  • 1959 Tibet abolishes serfdom
  • 1959 River Canyon extending man-made Lake Hebgen by 5 miles. (Montana)

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1959 Paleoanthropologist Mary Leakey discovers the partial skull of a new species of early human ancestor, Zinjanthropus boisei or 'Zinj' (now called Paranthropus boisei) that lived in Africa almost 2 million years ago

Paleoanthropologist Mary Leakey
Paleoanthropologist
Mary Leakey

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1959 "North by Northwest" directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint premieres in Los Angeles

  • 1960 47th Tour de France won by Gastone Nencini of Italy
  • 1961 John Chancellor becomes news anchor of Today Show

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1961 Roger Maris loses a HR (of his 61) due to a rain-out in 5th

American Baseball Player Roger Maris
American Baseball Player
Roger Maris
  • 1962 East Berliner Peter Fechter flees over Berlin Wall
  • 1962 Robert White in X-15 sets altitude record of 108 km (354,300 ft)
  • 1962 Senate rejects medicare for aged
  • 1962 US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1963 Telstar soccer team forms in Ijmuiden
  • 1964 Don Campbell sets record for turbine vehicle, 690.91 kph (429.31 mph)
  • 1964 Great Britain performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site

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1964 ANC leader Nelson Mandela, recently sentenced to life imprisonment, is awarded the Joliot Curie Gold Medal for Peace

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • 1965 WLCY (now WTSP) TV channel 10 in St Petersburg-Tampa, FL (ABC) begins
  • 1966 "It's a Bird... It's Superman" closes at Alvin NYC after 129 performances
  • 1966 Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
  • 1966 Indians set club record by hitting 7 HR in 15-2 win over Detroit
  • 1966 Jim Ryun sets mile record (3m51s3)
  • 1966 Pioneer 7 launched
  • 1967 Monkees perform at Forest Hills NY, Jimi Hendrix is opening act
  • 1967 Race riots in Cairo Illinois
  • 1968 Beatles' animated film "Yellow Submarine" premieres in London
  • 1968 Revolt in Iraq
  • 1970 30,000 attend Randall's Island Rock Festival, NYC

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1971 Kathy Whitworth/Judy Kimball wins LPGA Four-Ball Golf Championship

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • 1972 1st 2 women begin training as FBI agents at Quantico
  • 1973 Military coup in Afghanistan; King Mohammad Zahir Shah flees
  • 1974 1st quadrophonic studio in UK is open by Moody Blues
  • 1974 Bob Gibson becomes 2nd pitcher to strike-out 3,000 (Cesar Geronimo)
  • 1974 France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island

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1974 John Lennon is ordered to leave US in 60 days

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • 1975 Apollo 18 & Soyuz 19 make 1st US/USSR linkup in space
  • 1975 Four British soldiers are killed by a Provisional Irish Republican Army remote-controlled bomb near Forkill, County Armagh; the attack was the first major breach of a February truce
  • 1976 21st modern Olympic games opens in Montreal: 25 African teams (later rising to 33 nations) boycott the games due to New Zealand playing rugby in apartheid South Africa

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1976 Indonesian president Suharto annexes East Timor

2nd President of Indonesia Suharto
2nd President of Indonesia
Suharto
  • 1977 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Borden Golf Classic

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1978 NY Yank manager Billy Martin & Reggie Jackson fight in dug out

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • 1978 Reggie Jackson refusal to bunt causes mgr Billy Martin to suspend him
  • 1979 50th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-6 at Kingdome, Seattle
  • 1979 All star MVP: Dave Parker (Pittsburgh Pirates)
  • 1979 David Gower 200* in England score of 5-633 v India at Edgbaston
  • 1979 Nicaraguan dictator Anastasio Somoza flees to Miami
  • 1979 Sebastian Coe runs world record 3:49 mile in Oslo
  • 1979 Simone Veil becomes chairman of European Parliament
  • 1980 Bolivian military coup; general Garcia Meza becomes president

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1980 Ronald Reagan formally accepts Republican nomination for US president

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • 1980 Zenko Suzuki becomes premier of Japan
  • 1981 "This is Burlesque" closes at Princess Theater NYC after 28 performances
  • 1981 Humber Estuary Bridge, UK, world's longest span (1.4 km), opens
  • 1981 Israeli bombers destroy PLO/al-Fatah headquarters in Beirut
  • 1981 Lobby Walkways at KC's Hyatt Regency collapse 114 die, 200 injured
  • 1981 USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1981 Fulton County (Atlanta) grand jury indicts Wayne B William 23 year old photographers, for murder of 2 of 28 blacks killed in Atlanta
  • 1981 Glasdrumman ambush: the Provisional Irish Republican Army attack a British Army post in South Armagh, killing 1 soldier and injuring another

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1983 112th British Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 275 at Royal Birkdale

Golfer Tom Watson
Golfer
Tom Watson
  • 1983 1st USFL championship (Mich Panthers beats Phila Stars 24-22)

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1983 Beth Daniel wins LPGA McDonald's Kids Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel
  • 1984 Pierre Mauroy resigns as premier of France
  • 1984 Soyuz T-12 carries 3 cosmonauts to space station Salyut 7
  • 1986 Emmy 13th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 7th time
  • 1987 "Les Miserables" opens at Imperial Theatre, Tokyo
  • 1987 10 teens die in Guadalupe River flood (Comfort, Tx)
  • 1987 Don Mattingly is 2nd to hit HRs in 7 straight AL games (en route to 8)
  • 1987 Dow Jones closes above 2,500 (2,510.04) for 1st time
  • 1987 Iran & France breaks diplomatic relations

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1988 117th British Golf Open: Seve Ballesteros shoots 273 at Royal Lytham

Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner Seve Ballesteros
Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner
Seve Ballesteros
  • 1988 4 Billion tv-viewers watch Mandela's 70th Birthday Tribute
  • 1988 Colleen Walker wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
  • 1988 Florence Griffith Joyner of USA sets 100m woman's record (10.49)
  • 1988 Highest temperature ever recorded in San Francisco, 103°F (39°C)
  • 1989 1st Test flight of US stealth-bomber

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1989 Paul McCartney releases "This One"

Musician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartney
Musician & member of the Beatles
Paul McCartney
  • 1989 Reds reliever Kent Tekulve retires after 1,070 appearances
  • 1990 Hussein's Revolutionary Day speech claims Kuwait stole oil from Iraq

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1990 NY Yankee Deion Sanders hits an inside park homer

NFL Legend Deion Sanders
NFL Legend
Deion Sanders
  • 1990 Minnesota Twins become 1st team to turn 2 triple plays in a game but lose to Boston Red Sox 1-0
  • 1992 Slovak parliament asks for self rule
  • 1993 Graeme Obree bicycles world record time, 51,596 km

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1994 123rd British Golf Open: Nick Price shoots a 268 at Turnberry Scotland

Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner Nick Price
Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner
Nick Price
  • 1994 Beth Daniel wins LPGA JAL Big Apple Golf Classic
  • 1994 FIFA World Cup: Brazil beats Italy 3-2 on penalties, in football's 15th World Cup in Pasadena
  • 1994 French youngster (4) becomes Buddhist Lama Tulkou Kalou Rinpoche

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1994 Hulk Hogan beats Ric Flair to win WCW wrestling championship

WWF Wrestler Hulk Hogan
WWF Wrestler
Hulk Hogan

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1995 Forbes Mag announces Bill Gates is the richest man in world ($12.9B)

Microsoft Founder Bill Gates
Microsoft Founder
Bill Gates
  • 1996 230 people die when TWA 800 crashes outside of NYC
  • 1996 Yank John Weteland blows save after record 24 consecutive saves
  • 1996 TWA Flight 800: Off the coast of Long Island, New York, a Paris-bound TWA Boeing 747 explodes, killing all 230 on board.
  • 1997 STS 94 (Columbia 23), lands
  • 1997 30th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at San Diego Convention Center

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1998 Russia buries Tsar Nicholas II & family, 80 years after they died

  • 2003 36th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at San Diego Convention Center

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2004 Martha Stewart is sentenced to five months in prison plus five months in home confinement for lying to federal investigators

Business Magnate and TV Personality Martha Stewart
Business Magnate and TV Personality
Martha Stewart
  • 2004 Former South African President Nelson Mandela calls for commitment by the world to take action against Aids