On This Day

Historical Events on July 17 (Part 2)

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Sport awardSports Awards

2005 13th ESPY Awards: Lance Armstrong, Annika Sörenstam win

Professional Cyclist and Drug Cheat Lance Armstrong
Professional Cyclist and Drug Cheat
Lance Armstrong
  • 2005 Canadian Open Women's Golf, Glen Arbour GC: South Korean Meena Lee wins by 1 from Australian Katherine Hull
  • 2007 TAM Airlines (TAM Linhas Aéreas) Flight 3054 crashes upon landing during rain in São Paulo. Brazil's deadliest aviation accident to date with estimated 199 deaths.
  • 2009 Jakarta double bombings at the JW Marriott and Ritz-Carlton Hotels killed 9 people including 4 foreigners

Sport awardBritish Golf Open

2011 British Open Men's Golf, Royal St George's GC: Darren Clarke of Northern Ireland claims his only major title; wins by 3 strokes from American pair Dustin Johnson and Phil Mickelson.

  • 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup Final, Commerzbank-Arena, Frankfurt, Germany: Japan beats US, 3-1 on penalties; 2-2 after extra time
  • 2012 17 people are wounded in a bar shooting in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • 2013 7 people are killed by a car bomb in Damascus, Syria
  • 2013 58 people are killed in floods in Sichuan Province, China

Sport awardSports Awards

2013 21st ESPY Awards: LeBron James, Serena Williams win

Basketball Player LeBron James
Basketball Player
LeBron James
Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2013 U2 singer Bono is made a Commandeur of the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres

Rocker Bono
Rocker
Bono
  • 2014 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
  • 2014 5 hour humanitarian ceasefire, proposed by the UN, takes place between Israel and Hamas
  • 2015 Suicide bomber in Khan Bani Saad, Iraq, kills 120, ISIS claims responsibilty
  • 2015 Scientists solve mystery of sleeping sickness in two villages in northern Kazakhstan - uranium mining had caused increase in carbon monoxide

Film release premierFilm Release

2015 Marvel's "Ant-Man", starring Paul Rudd as the titular character, is released

Actor Paul Rudd
Actor
Paul Rudd
Comic-Book Artist and Marvel Creative Leader Stan Lee
Comic-Book Artist and Marvel Creative Leader
Stan Lee

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2016 17 works by Swiss architect Le Corbusier included in UNESCO World Heritage sites list as "an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement"

Architect and City Planner Le Corbusier
Architect and City Planner
Le Corbusier
  • 2016 British Open Men's Golf, Royal Troon GC: Sweden's Henrik Stenson becomes first Scandinavian man to win a major title; shoots final round 63 for record 20-under par 264; wins by 3 from Phil Mickelson
  • 2017 The Muppets Studio in firing the voice of Kermit the Frog, Steve Whitmire, blame his “unacceptable business conduct”
  • 2018 Bloomberg estimates NFL made $14 billion in revenue in 2017, distributing a record $8.1 billion to the league's 32 teams, $255m each
  • 2018 Australian basketball center Liz Cambage scores 53 points as the Dallas Wings beat the NY Liberty 104-87 to set new WNBA single game scoring record
  • 2018 89th MLB All Star Game, Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.: AL beats NL 8-6, the teams combining for a record 10 home runs accounting for 13 of the 14 total runs

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2018 Barack Obama gives speech honoring Nelson Mandela and warning of "strongman politics" in Johannesburg, South Africa

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • 2018 Oldest evidence of bread, made from wild grains, discovered by archaeologists in 14,000 year-old dig in the Black Desert, Jordon
  • 2019 Irrigation canal system collapses near Fort Laramie, Wyoming parching 100,000 acres of farmland across Nebraska and Wyoming
  • 2019 Streaming service Netflix reaches 150 million subscribers worldwide, but with slower growth than forecast
  • 2019 World Health Organization declares the DR Congo Ebola outbreak a "public health emergency of international concern"

Person of InterestEl Chapo Finally Recaptured

2019 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
  • 2019 Bulgaria announces 5 million people, virtually every adult, has had their personal information exposed after national tax agency hacked