On This Day

What Happened on July 17, 2019

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Bulgaria announces 5 million people, virtually every adult, has had their personal information exposed after national tax agency hacked
  • Irrigation canal system collapses near Fort Laramie, Wyoming parching 100,000 acres of farmland across Nebraska and Wyoming

Person of InterestEl Chapo Finally Recaptured

Mexican drug cartel head Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years in New York
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Mexican drug lord Joaquín
Mexican drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán in American custody after being extradited to the United States
  • Streaming service Netflix reaches 150 million subscribers worldwide, but with slower growth than forecast
  • World Health Organization declares the DR Congo Ebola outbreak a "public health emergency of international concern"

Famous Deaths

  • Andrea Camilleri, Italian author (Inspector Montalbano novels), dies at 93