July 17, 1981 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History

  • Fulton County (Atlanta) grand jury indicts Wayne B William 23 year old photographers, for murder of 2 of 28 blacks killed in Atlanta
  • Glasdrumman ambush: the Provisional Irish Republican Army attack a British Army post in South Armagh, killing 1 soldier and injuring another
  • Humber Estuary Bridge, UK, world's longest span (1.4 km), opens
  • Israeli bombers destroy PLO/al-Fatah headquarters in Beirut
  • Lobby walkways at Kansas City's Hyatt Regency hotel collapse killing 114 and injuring over 200
  • USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR