On This Day

What Happened on July 17, 2019

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

El Chapo Finally Recaptured

Mexican drug cartel head Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years in New York

  • 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
2019 Highlights

About July 17, 2019

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 2 years, 4 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Cancer