On This Day

What Happened on July 9, 1917

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

Historic CommunicationHMS Vanguard Disaster

British battleship HMS Vanguard explodes at Scapa Flow (the result of an internal explosion of faulty cordite), killing 804
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HMS Vanguard in 1909
HMS Vanguard in 1909

Famous Birthdays

  • Ted Steele, American orchestra leader (Cavalcade of Stars), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1985)