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Events and People Who Made History on July 17

2nd Century

180 - Christenen Cittinus/Donatus/Natzalus/Secunda/Speratus/Vestia sentenced to death in Carthago

6th Century

561 - John III begins his reign as Catholic Pope succeeding Pelagius I

9th Century

855 - St. Leo IV ends his reign as Catholic Pope

11th Century

1054 - Emperor Henry III crowns his son Henry IV king
1070 - Arnulf III the Hapless becomes earl of Flanders

13th Century

1203 - Venetianen conquer Constantinople, emperor Alexius III flees
1245 - Pope bans emperor Frederik II Hohenstaufen for 3rd time

14th Century

1393 - Osmanen occupy Turnovo, Bulgaria

15th Century

1429 - Dauphin crowned king of France
1453 - 1st battle at Castillon: French beat English troops
1473 - Charles the Stout conquerors Nijmegen

16th Century

1509 - Venice recaptures Padua
1549 - Jews are expelled from Ghent Belgium
1552 - Siena drives Spanish troops out of Verdun
1583 - Spanish and Walloon troops conquer Dunkerk
1585 - English secret service discovers Anthony Babingtons murder plot against queen Elizabeth I
1596 - At 10:30AM Dutch explorer Willem Barents arrives at Novaya Zemlya

17th Century

1603 - Sir Walter Ralegh arrested

18th Century

1727 - Simon van Slingelandt appointed Dutch pension advisor
1740 - Prospero Lambertini chosen Pope Benedictus XIV
1774 - Captain Cook arrives at New Hebrides (Vanuata)
1775 - 1st military hospital approved
1788 - Russian fleet destroys Swedish
1794 - African Church of St. Thomas in Philadelphia, dedicated
1794 - Richard Allen organizes Philadelphia's Bethel African Meth Episcopal Church

19th Century

1821 - Spain cedes Florida to U.S.
1841 - British humor magazine "Punch" 1st published
1850 - Harvard Observatory takes 1st photograph of a star, Vega
1861 - Congress authorizes paper money
1861 - Manassas, Virginia General Beauregard requests reinforcements for his 22,000 men, General Johnston is ordered to Manassas
1862 - Naval Engagement at Pascagoula River MS: USS Potomac Expedition
1862 - R John Hunt Morgan:Cynthiana, Kentucky CS24 US17 Skirmish at Columbia, Tennessee
1862 - U.S. Army authorized to accept blacks as laborers
1862 - United army officially divides corps
1863 - Battle of Honey Springs - largest battle in Indian Territory
1864 - CSA President Davis replaces General Joe Johnston with John Bell Hood
1866 - Italian fleet under Admiral Persano capture Austrian Fort Lissa
1867 - 1st U.S. dental school, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, established
1879 - 1st railroad opens in Hawaii
1890 - Cecil Rhodes becomes premier of Cape colony
1893 - Arthur Shrewsbury is 1st to score 1,000 runs in Test Cricket
1897 - 1st ship arrives in Seattle carrying gold from Yukon
1898 - Spanish American War-Spaniards surrender to U.S. at Santiago Cuba

20th Century

1900 - New York Giant Christy Mathewson begins career losing to Brooklyn Superbas
1902 - Orioles forfeit to St. Louis having only 5 players available to play they then forfeit their franchise back to the AL
1911 - Overthrown shah of Persia Mohammed Ali lands on Astrabad with army
1912 - IAF (International Amateur Athletic Federation) forms in Sweden
1914 - Giants outfielder Red Murray is knocked unconscious by lightning after catching a flyball, ending 21 inning game, Giants win 3-1
1915 - Italian offensive at Isonzo
1917 - British Royal family changes its name from Hanover to Windsor
1918 - Longest errorless game, Cubs beat Phillies 2-1 in 21 innings
1919 - Finland adopts constitution
1919 - Yankees 21 hits, Browns 17 hits Browns win 7-6 in 17, on squeeze play
1922 - Curacao harbor workers begin strike under Felix Chacuto
1922 - Ty Cobb gets 5 hits in a game for record 4th time in a year
1923 - Carl Mays gave up 13 runs and 20 hits in 13-0 lose to Indians
1924 - St. Louis Card Jesse Haines no-hits Boston Braves, 5-0
1925 - Tris Speaker, is 5th to get 3,000 hits
1926 - Paavo Nurmi walks world record 4x1500m (16:11.4)
1929 - U.S.S.R. drops diplomatic relations with China
1934 - Babe Ruth draws his 2,000th base on balls at Cleveland
1935 - Variety's famous headline "Sticks Nix Hick Pix"
1936 - Carl Hubbell begins winning streak, beating Pittsburgh 6-0,
1936 - Military uprising under General Franco/begins Spanish civil war
1938 - Douglas (Wrong Way) Corrigan leaves New York for LA, wound up in Ireland
1939 - 22nd PGA Championship: Henry Picard at Pomonok CC Flushing NY
1941 - New York Yankee Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak ends in Cleveland
1942 - 3' of rain falls on Pennsylvania, flooding kills 15
1942 - Estimated 34.5" (87.5 cm) of rainfall, Smethport, Pennsylvania (state record)
1942 - Transport nr 6 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
1943 - RAF bombs Germany rocket base Peenemunde
1944 - 2 ammunition ships explodes at Port Chicago, California kills 322
1944 - Russian troops cross river Bug/march into Poland
1945 - Potsdam Conference (FDR, Stalin, Churchill) holds 1st meeting
1948 - Israeli army captures Nazareth
1948 - Proclamation of constitution of Republic of (South) Korea
1950 - Indonesian troops land on Buru, South-Molukka
1951 - King Leopold II of Belgium gives up throne to son Boudouin I
1952 - Shah of Persia named Ghavam Sultaneh premier
1954 - 1st major league game where majority of team is black (Dodgers)
1954 - Theodor Heuss re-elected president of West Germany
1955 - Arco, Idaho becomes 1st U.S. city lit by nuclear power
1955 - Disneyland opens its doors in rural Orange County
1958 - King Hussein declares himself head of Jordan/Iraqi federation
1958 - Peter Shaffer's "Five Finger Exercise," premieres in London
1958 - U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear Test at Enwetak
1959 - 2,000 ft long by 1,300 foot wide section of ridge falls into Madis
1959 - Dr. Leakey discovers oldest human skull (600,000 years old)
1959 - River Canyon extending man-made Lake Hebgen by 5 miles. (Montana)
1959 - Tibet abolishes serfdom
1961 - John Chancellor becomes news anchor of Today Show
1961 - Roger Maris loses a home run (of his 61) due to a rain-out in 5th
1962 - East Berliner Peter Fechter flees over Berlin Wall
1962 - Robert White in X-15 sets altitude record of 108 km (354,300 ft)
1962 - Senate rejects medicare for aged
1962 - U.S. performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
1963 - Telstar soccer team forms in Ijmuiden
1964 - Don Campbell sets record for turbine vehicle, 690.91 kph (429.31 mph)
1964 - Great Britain performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
1965 - WLCY (now WTSP) TV channel 10 in St. Petersburg-Tampa, Florida (ABC) begins
1966 - Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
1966 - Indians set club record by hitting 7 home run in 15-2 win over Detroit
1966 - "It's a Bird... It's Superman" closes at Alvin New York City after 129 performances
1966 - Jim Ryun sets mile record (3m51s3)
1966 - Pioneer 7 launched
1967 - Monkees perform at Forest Hills, New York, Jimi Hendrix is opening act
1967 - Race riots in Cairo, Illinois
1968 - Beatle's animated film "Yellow Submarine" premieres in London
1970 - 30,000 attend Randall's Island Rock Festival, New York City
1971 - Kathy Whitworth/Judy Kimball wins LPGA Four-Ball Golf Championship
1973 - Military coup in Afghanistan; King Mohammad Zahir Shah flees
1974 - 1st quadrophonic studio in U.K. is open by Moody Blues
1974 - Bob Gibson becomes 2nd pitcher to strike-out 3,000 (Cesar Geronimo)
1974 - France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
1974 - John Lennon is ordered to leave U.S. in 60 days
1975 - Apollo 18 and Soyuz 19 make 1st US/U.S.S.R. linkup in space
1975 - Ringo Starr and Maureen Cox divorce
1976 - 21st modern Olympic games opens in Montreal
1976 - Indonesian president Suharto annexes East Timor
1977 - Joanne Carner wins LPGA Borden Golf Classic
1978 - Reggie Jackson refusal to bunt causes manager Billy Martin to suspend him
1979 - 50th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-6 at Kingdome, Seattle
1979 - All star MVP: Dave Parker (Pittsburgh Pirates)
1979 - David Gower 200* in England score of 5-633 vs. India at Edgbaston
1979 - Nicaraguan dictator Anastasio Somoza flees to Miami
1979 - Sebastian Coe runs world record 3:49 mile in Oslo
1979 - Simone Veil becomes chairman of European Parliament
1980 - Bolivian military coup; general Garcia Meza becomes president
1980 - Ronald Reagan formally accepts Republican nomination for president
1980 - Zenko Suzuki becomes premier of Japan
1981 - Fulton County (Atlanta) grand jury indicts Wayne B. William 23 year old photographers, for murder of 2 of 28 blacks killed in Atlanta
1981 - Humbar Estuary Bridge, U.K., world's longest span, 1.4 km, opens
1981 - Israeli bombers destroy PLO/al-Fatah headquarters in Beirut
1981 - Lobby Walkways at KC's Hyatt Regency collapse 114 die, 200 injured
1981 - "This is Burlesque" closes at Princess Theater New York City after 28 performances
1981 - U.S.S.R. performs nuclear Test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1983 - 112th British Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 275 at Royal Birkdale
1983 - 1st USFL championship, Michigan Panthers beats Philadelphia Stars 24-22
1983 - Beth Daniel wins LPGA McDonald's Kids Golf Classic
1984 - Pierre Mauroy resigns as premier of France
1984 - Soyuz T-12 carries 3 cosmonauts to space station Salyut 7
1986 - Emmy 13th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 7th time
1987 - 10 teens die in Guadalupe River flood, Comfort, Texas
1987 - Don Mattingly is 2nd to hit home runs in 7 straight AL games (en route to 8)
1987 - Dow Jones closes above 2,500 (2,510.04) for 1st time
1987 - Iran and France breaks diplomatic relations
1987 - "Les Miserables," opens at Imperial Theatre, Tokyo
1988 - 117th British Golf Open: Seve Ballesteros shoots 273 at Royal Lytham
1988 - 4 Billion tv-viewers watch Mandela's 70th Birthday Tribute
1988 - Colleen Walker wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
1988 - Florence Griffith Joyner of USA sets 100m woman's record (10.49)
1988 - Highest temperature ever recorded in San Francisco, 103 degrees F (39 degrees C)
1989 - 1st Test flight of U.S. stealth-bomber
1989 - Paul McCartney releases "This One"
1989 - Reds reliever Kent Tekulve retires after 1,070 appearances
1990 - Hussein's Revolutionary Day speech claims Kuwait stole oil from Iraq
1990 - Minn Twins become 1st team to turn 2 triple plays in a game but lose to Boston Red Sox 1-0
1990 - New York Yankee Deion Sanders hits an inside park homer
1990 - PLO-leader Jasser Arrafat marries Soha Tawil in Tunis
1992 - Slovak parliament asks for self rule
1994 - 123rd British Golf Open: Nick Price shoots a 268 at Turnberry Scotland
1994 - Beth Daniel wins LPGA JAL Big Apple Golf Classic
1994 - Brazil beats Italy in a shoot out, for their 4th soccer world cup
1994 - French youngster (4) becomes Buddhist Lama Tulkou Kalou Rinpoche
1994 - Hulk Hogan beats Ric Flair to win WCW wrestling championship
1995 - Forbes Mag announces Bill Gates is the richest man in world, worth$12.9 billion dollars
1996 - 230 people die when TWA 800 crashes outside of New York City
1996 - Yank John Weteland blows save after record 24 consecutive saves
1997 - STS-94 (Columbia 23), lands
1998 - Russia buries tsar Nicholas II and family, 80 years after they died


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