On This Day

July 17, 1942 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History

  • 3' of rain falls on Pennsylvania, flooding kills 15
  • Estimated 34.5" (87.5 cm) of rainfall, Smethport, Pennsylvania (state record)
  • Transport #6 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany

Birthdays in History

  • Peter Sissons, British newsreader, born in Liverpool, United Kingdom