What Happened on July 17, 2015

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

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Marvel's "Ant-Man", starring Paul Rudd as the titular character, is released

Actor Paul Rudd
Paul Rudd
  • Scientists solve mystery of sleeping sickness in two villages in northern Kazakhstan - uranium mining had caused increase in carbon monoxide
  • Suicide bomber in Khan Bani Saad, Iraq, kills 120, ISIS claims responsibilty

Famous Deaths

  • Jules Bianchi, French Formula One racing driver, dies from injuries during accident at Japanese Grand Prix in 2014, at 25
  • Rev Owen Chadwick, English historian, priest and university chancellor, dies at 99 (d. 2015)