July 17, 2014 in History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in History

  • 5 hour humanitarian ceasefire, proposed by the UN, takes place between Israel and Hamas
  • Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 is shot down over Eastern Ukraine by a Buk surface-to-air missile launched from pro-Russian separatist-controlled territory, killing all 283 passengers and 15 crew on board

Deaths in History

  • Henry Hartsfield Jr, American astronaut, DIES FROM complications from back surgery at 80