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July 17th, 2007 (July 17 2007)EventTAM Airlines (TAM Linhas Aereas) Flight 3054 crashed upon landing during rain in Sao Paulo. This is Brazil s deadliest aviation accident to date with an estimated 199 deaths.
July 17th, 2007 (July 17 2007)DeathJulio Redecker, Brazilian Politician (born in 1956)
July 17th, 2006 (July 17 2006)DeathSam Myers, American musician and songwriter (born in 1936)
July 17th, 2006 (July 17 2006)DeathMickey Spillane, American author (born in 1918)Mickey Spillane Quotes
July 17th, 2005 (July 17 2005)DeathLaurel Aitken, Jamaican singer (born in 1927)
July 17th, 2005 (July 17 2005)DeathGeraldine Fitzgerald, Irish-born actress (born in 1913)
July 17th, 2005 (July 17 2005)DeathEdward Heath, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (born in 1916)
July 17th, 2005 (July 17 2005)DeathGavin Lambert, British-born screenwriter (born in 1924)
July 17th, 2005 (July 17 2005)DeathJoe Vialls, Australian writer (born in 1944)
July 17th, 2004 (July 17 2004)DeathPat Roach, British professional wrestler and actor (born in 1937)
July 17th, 2003 (July 17 2003)DeathDavid Kelly, Welsh UN weapons inspector (born in 1944)
July 17th, 2003 (July 17 2003)DeathRosalyn Tureck, American pianist and harpsichordist (born in 1914)
July 17th, 2001 (July 17 2001)DeathKatharine Graham, American publisher (born in 1917)
July 17th, 2000 (July 17 2000)EventAn F2 tornado ripped through Guelph, Ontario during the later portions of the evening.
July 17th, 1998 (July 17 1998)EventPapua New Guinea earthquake: A tsunami triggered by an undersea earthquake destroys 10 villages in Papua New Guinea killing an estimated 3,183, leaving 2,000 more unaccounted for and thousands more homeless.
July 17th, 1998 (July 17 1998)EventA diplomatic conference adopts the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, establishing a permanent international court to prosecute individuals for genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and the crime of aggression.
July 17th, 1998 (July 17 1998)BirthFelipe Juan Froilan de Marichalar y de Borbon, Spanish royal
July 17th, 1997 (July 17 1997)EventThe F.W. Woolworth Company closes after 117 years in business.
July 17th, 1996 (July 17 1996)EventOff the coast of Long Island, New York, a Paris-bound Boeing 747 carrying TWA flight 800 explodes, killing all 230 on board.
July 17th, 1996 (July 17 1996)DeathChas Chandler, bass guitarist (The Animals), record producer and manager (born in 1938)
July 17th, 1995 (July 17 1995)DeathJuan Manuel Fangio, Argentinian race car driver (born in 1911)
July 17th, 1992 (July 17 1992)BirthTaavi Rand, Estonian ice skater
July 17th, 1989 (July 17 1989)EventFirst flight of the B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber.
July 17th, 1989 (July 17 1989)BirthJosie Lopez, American actress
July 17th, 1989 (July 17 1989)BirthMarko Todorovic, Swiss swimmer
July 17th, 1988 (July 17 1988)BirthSummer Bishil, Arab American actress
July 17th, 1988 (July 17 1988)DeathBruiser Brody, professional wrestler (born in 1946)
July 17th, 1987 (July 17 1987)BirthDarius Boyd, NRL Player
July 17th, 1987 (July 17 1987)DeathYujiro Ishihara, Japanese actor (born in 1934)
July 17th, 1986 (July 17 1986)BirthDana, Korean singer and actress (TSZX)
July 17th, 1985 (July 17 1985)BirthNeil McGregor, Scottish footballer
July 17th, 1985 (July 17 1985)BirthTom Fletcher, British singer (McFly)
July 17th, 1984 (July 17 1984)BirthSotiris Leontiou, Greek footballer
July 17th, 1984 (July 17 1984)BirthAsami Kimura, Japanese singer
July 17th, 1983 (July 17 1983)BirthRyan Guettler, professional Australian BMX rider
July 17th, 1983 (July 17 1983)BirthBrooke Kinsella, British actress
July 17th, 1983 (July 17 1983)BirthAdam Lind, American baseball player
July 17th, 1982 (July 17 1982)BirthNatasha Hamilton, British singer (Atomic Kitten)
July 17th, 1981 (July 17 1981)EventHyatt Regency walkway collapse in Kansas City, Missouri killing 114 people and injuring more than 200 caused by structural failure.
July 17th, 1981 (July 17 1981)BirthElpida Romantzi, Greek archer
July 17th, 1980 (July 17 1980)BirthRyan Miller, NHL hockey player
July 17th, 1980 (July 17 1980)BirthJavier Camunas, Spanish footballer
July 17th, 1980 (July 17 1980)DeathBoris Delaunay, Russian mathematician (born in 1890)
July 17th, 1979 (July 17 1979)EventNicaraguan president General Anastasio Somoza Debayle resigns and flees to Miami.
July 17th, 1979 (July 17 1979)BirthMike Vogel, American actor
July 17th, 1978 (July 17 1978)BirthMike Hettinga, American professional wrestler
July 17th, 1978 (July 17 1978)BirthKatharine Towne, American actress
July 17th, 1978 (July 17 1978)BirthRicardo Arona, Brazillian mixed martial artist Martial Quotes
July 17th, 1977 (July 17 1977)BirthM.I.A., British rapper
July 17th, 1977 (July 17 1977)BirthLehmber Hussainpuri, Famous Indian Singer
July 17th, 1977 (July 17 1977)BirthMarc Savard, Canadian hockey player
July 17th, 1976 (July 17 1976)EventHistory of East Timor: East Timor was annexed, and became the 27th province of Indonesia.
July 17th, 1976 (July 17 1976)EventThe opening of the Summer Olympics is marred by 25 African teams boycotting the New Zealand team
July 17th, 1976 (July 17 1976)BirthDagmara Dominczyk, Polish actress
July 17th, 1976 (July 17 1976)BirthEric Winter, American actor
July 17th, 1976 (July 17 1976)BirthMatthew Holmes, Australian actor
July 17th, 1975 (July 17 1975)EventApollo-Soyuz Test Project: An American Apollo and a Soviet Soyuz spacecraft dock with each other in orbit marking the first such link-up between spacecraft from the two nations.
July 17th, 1975 (July 17 1975)BirthElena Anaya, Spanish actress
July 17th, 1975 (July 17 1975)BirthCecile de France, Belgian actress
July 17th, 1975 (July 17 1975)BirthPaul Hinojos, American guitarist (At the Drive-In, The Mars Volta)
July 17th, 1975 (July 17 1975)BirthKonnie Huq, English television presenter
July 17th, 1975 (July 17 1975)BirthTerence Tao, Australian Chinese mathematician
July 17th, 1975 (July 17 1975)BirthGino D Acampo, Italian celebrity chef
July 17th, 1975 (July 17 1975)DeathKonstantine Gamsakhurdia, Georgian writer and public benefactor (born in 1893)
July 17th, 1974 (July 17 1974)BirthLaura Macdonald, Scottish jazz musician
July 17th, 1974 (July 17 1974)DeathDizzy Dean, Major League baseball pitcher (born in 1910)
July 17th, 1973 (July 17 1973)EventKing Mohammed Zahir Shah of Afghanistan is deposed by his cousin Mohammed Daoud Khan while in Italy undergoing eye surgery.Ghani Khan Quotes
July 17th, 1973 (July 17 1973)BirthMichael Wilson, American Libratarion
July 17th, 1973 (July 17 1973)BirthEric Moulds, American football player
July 17th, 1973 (July 17 1973)BirthTony Dovolani, Albanian ballroom dancer
July 17th, 1973 (July 17 1973)BirthLiam Kyle Sullivan, American comedian and actor
July 17th, 1972 (July 17 1972)BirthJason Rullo, American drummer (Symphony X, Redemption)
July 17th, 1972 (July 17 1972)BirthJaap Stam, Dutch footballer
July 17th, 1971 (July 17 1971)BirthCalbert Cheaney, American basketball player
July 17th, 1971 (July 17 1971)BirthCory Doctorow, Canadian author and activist
July 17th, 1971 (July 17 1971)BirthNico Mattan, Belgian cyclist
July 17th, 1970 (July 17 1970)BirthMandy Smith, English model and singer
July 17th, 1968 (July 17 1968)EventRevolution in Iraq when Abdul Rahman Arif was overthrown and the Ba ath Party installed as the governing power in Iraq with Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr as the new Iraqi President.
July 17th, 1968 (July 17 1968)BirthBitty Schram, American actress
July 17th, 1967 (July 17 1967)DeathJohn Coltrane, American musician (born in 1926)John Coltrane Quotes
July 17th, 1966 (July 17 1966)BirthSten Tolgfors, Swedish politician
July 17th, 1965 (July 17 1965)BirthCraig Morgan, American singer
July 17th, 1965 (July 17 1965)BirthAlex Winter, English film director
July 17th, 1965 (July 17 1965)BirthSantiago Segura, Spanish film director and actor
July 17th, 1963 (July 17 1963)BirthMatti Nykanen, Finnish ski jumper
July 17th, 1963 (July 17 1963)BirthLetsie III, King of Lesotho
July 17th, 1963 (July 17 1963)BirthJohn Ventimiglia, American actor
July 17th, 1962 (July 17 1962)EventNuclear testing: The "Small Boy" test shot Little Feller I becomes the last atmospheric test detonation at the Nevada Test Site.
July 17th, 1961 (July 17 1961)BirthJonathan Potts, Canadian actor
July 17th, 1961 (July 17 1961)DeathTy Cobb, baseball player (born in 1886)
July 17th, 1960 (July 17 1960)BirthMark Burnett, English-born television producer
July 17th, 1960 (July 17 1960)BirthNancy Giles, American actress
July 17th, 1960 (July 17 1960)BirthRobin Shou, Hong Kong actor
July 17th, 1960 (July 17 1960)BirthJan Wouters, Dutch football player and manager
July 17th, 1959 (July 17 1959)DeathBillie Holiday, American singer (born in 1915)
July 17th, 1959 (July 17 1959)DeathEugene Meyer, American businessman and newspaper publisher (born in 1875)
July 17th, 1958 (July 17 1958)BirthWong Kar-wai, Chinese film director
July 17th, 1957 (July 17 1957)BirthFern Britton, British television presenter
July 17th, 1956 (July 17 1956)BirthBryan Trottier, Canadian ice hockey player
July 17th, 1955 (July 17 1955)EventDisneyland televises its grand opening in Anaheim, California
July 17th, 1955 (July 17 1955)BirthPaul Stamets, American mycologist and environmentalistRon Paul Quotes
July 17th, 1954 (July 17 1954)BirthAngela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany
July 17th, 1954 (July 17 1954)BirthJ. Michael Straczynski, American author
July 17th, 1952 (July 17 1952)BirthDavid Hasselhoff, American actor and musician
July 17th, 1952 (July 17 1952)BirthPhoebe Laub, American singer and songwriter
July 17th, 1952 (July 17 1952)BirthNicolette Larson, American singer (died in 1997)
July 17th, 1951 (July 17 1951)EventWestern New England College in Springfield, Massachusetts is chartered.
July 17th, 1951 (July 17 1951)BirthLucie Arnaz, American actress
July 17th, 1950 (July 17 1950)BirthDerek de Lint, Dutch actor
July 17th, 1950 (July 17 1950)BirthP.J. Soles, German-born American actress
July 17th, 1950 (July 17 1950)DeathEvangeline Booth, the 4th General of The Salvation Army (born in 1865)
July 17th, 1949 (July 17 1949)BirthTerence "Geezer" Butler, British musician and lyricist (Black Sabbath)
July 17th, 1949 (July 17 1949)BirthCharlie Steiner, American sports broadcaster
July 17th, 1948 (July 17 1948)BirthRon Asheton, American musician and composer (Iggy Pop & The Stooges)
July 17th, 1948 (July 17 1948)BirthLuc Bondy, Swiss theatre and opera director
July 17th, 1947 (July 17 1947)BirthCamilla, Duchess of Cornwall
July 17th, 1947 (July 17 1947)BirthWolfgang Flur, German musician (Kraftwerk)
July 17th, 1946 (July 17 1946)BirthAlun Armstrong, English actor
July 17th, 1946 (July 17 1946)DeathGeneral Dragoljub Mihailovic, commandant of the Yugoslav Royal Army in the Fatherland (born in 1893)
July 17th, 1945 (July 17 1945)EventWorld War II: Potsdam ConferenceAt Potsdam, President Harry S. Truman, Soviet leader Joseph Stalin, and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, the three main Allied leaders, begin their final summit of the war. The meeting will end on August 2.Winston Churchill Quotes
July 17th, 1945 (July 17 1945)BirthAlexander, Crown Prince of Yugoslavia
July 17th, 1945 (July 17 1945)DeathErnst Busch, German field marshal (born in 1885)
July 17th, 1944 (July 17 1944)EventPort Chicago disaster: Near the San Francisco Bay, two ships laden with ammunition for the war explode in Port Chicago, California, killing 320.
July 17th, 1944 (July 17 1944)EventWorld War II: Napalm incendiary bombs were dropped for the first time by American P-38 pilots on a fuel depot at Coutances, near St. Lo, France
July 17th, 1944 (July 17 1944)BirthCarlos Alberto, Brazilian football player
July 17th, 1944 (July 17 1944)BirthCatherine Schell, Hungarian born British actress
July 17th, 1944 (July 17 1944)DeathWilliam James Sidis, gifted mathematician and child prodigy (born in 1898)William James Quotes
July 17th, 1942 (July 17 1942)BirthGale Garnett, Canadian singer
July 17th, 1942 (July 17 1942)BirthDon Kessinger, American baseball player
July 17th, 1942 (July 17 1942)BirthPeter Sissons, British newsreader
July 17th, 1941 (July 17 1941)BirthDaryle Lamonica, American football player
July 17th, 1941 (July 17 1941)BirthAchim Warmbold, German rally driver
July 17th, 1940 (July 17 1940)BirthTim Brooke-Taylor, English comedian
July 17th, 1939 (July 17 1939)BirthAli Khamenei, Supreme Leader of Iran
July 17th, 1939 (July 17 1939)BirthAndree Champagne, French Canadian actress and politician
July 17th, 1939 (July 17 1939)BirthSpencer Davis, British singer and guitarist (Spencer Davis Group)
July 17th, 1936 (July 17 1936)EventSpanish Civil War: An Armed Forces rebellion against the recently-elected leftist Popular Front government of Spain starts the Spanish civil war.
July 17th, 1935 (July 17 1935)BirthDiahann Carroll, American actor
July 17th, 1935 (July 17 1935)BirthPeter Schickele, American author and radio host
July 17th, 1935 (July 17 1935)BirthDonald Sutherland, Canadian actor
July 17th, 1935 (July 17 1935)DeathGeorge William Russell, Irish nationalist, poet and artist (born in 1867)
July 17th, 1933 (July 17 1933)EventAfter successfully crossing the Atlantic ocean, the Lithuanian research aircraft Lituanica crashes in Europe under mysterious circumstances.
July 17th, 1933 (July 17 1933)BirthBruce Wells, boxer/actor
July 17th, 1932 (July 17 1932)BirthHal Riney, American advertising executive (died in 2008)
July 17th, 1929 (July 17 1929)BirthSergei K. Godunov, Russian mathematician
July 17th, 1928 (July 17 1928)BirthVince Guaraldi, American musician and composer (died in 1976)
July 17th, 1928 (July 17 1928)DeathGiovanni Giolitti, Italian statesman (born in 1842)
July 17th, 1926 (July 17 1926)BirthEdouard Carpentier, French-born professional wrestler
July 17th, 1926 (July 17 1926)BirthCharles Champlin, American film critic and writer
July 17th, 1923 (July 17 1923)BirthJohn Cooper, English race car designer (died in 2000)
July 17th, 1921 (July 17 1921)BirthFrantisek Zvarik, Slovakian actor
July 17th, 1920 (July 17 1920)BirthJuan Antonio Samaranch, Spanish chairman of the International Olympic Committee
July 17th, 1920 (July 17 1920)BirthKenneth Wolstenholme, English sports commentator (died in 2002)
July 17th, 1920 (July 17 1920)BirthGordon Gould, inventor of the laser (died in 2005)
July 17th, 1918 (July 17 1918)EventBy order of the Bolshevik Party and carried out by Cheka, Emperor Nicholas II of Russia, his immediate family, and retainers were murdered at the Ipatiev House in Ekaterinburg, Russia.
July 17th, 1918 (July 17 1918)EventRMS Carpathia, the ship that rescued the 705 survivors from the RMS Titanic, is sunk off Ireland by the Unterseeboot 55 with 5 lives lost.
July 17th, 1918 (July 17 1918)BirthCarlos Manuel Arana Osorio, President of Guatemala (died in 2003)
July 17th, 1917 (July 17 1917)EventKing George V of the United Kingdom issues a Proclamation stating that the male line descendants of the British royal family will bear the surname Windsor. George V of the United Kingdom Quotes
July 17th, 1917 (July 17 1917)BirthPhyllis Diller, American comedian
July 17th, 1917 (July 17 1917)BirthRed Sovine, American country music singer (died in 1980)
July 17th, 1917 (July 17 1917)BirthLou Boudreau, Major League baseball player and manager (died in 2001)
July 17th, 1913 (July 17 1913)BirthBertrand Goldberg, American architect (died in 1997)
July 17th, 1912 (July 17 1912)BirthArt Linkletter, Canadian television host
July 17th, 1912 (July 17 1912)DeathHenri Poincare, French mathematician (born in 1854)Henri Poincare Quotes
July 17th, 1911 (July 17 1911)BirthTed Anderson, English footballer (died in 1979)
July 17th, 1907 (July 17 1907)DeathHector Malot, French writer (born in 1830)
July 17th, 1902 (July 17 1902)BirthChristina Stead, Australian novelist (died in 1983)
July 17th, 1901 (July 17 1901)BirthLuigi Chinetti, Italian-American race car driver and team owner (NART; died in 1994)
July 17th, 1901 (July 17 1901)BirthBruno Jasienski, Polish poet (died in 1938)
July 17th, 1900 (July 17 1900)BirthMarcel Dalio, French actor (died in 1983)
July 17th, 1899 (July 17 1899)EventNEC Corporation is organized as the first Japanese joint venture with foreign capital.
July 17th, 1899 (July 17 1899)BirthJames Cagney, American actor (died in 1986)
July 17th, 1898 (July 17 1898)BirthGeorge Robert Vincent, American sound recording pioneer (died in 1985)
July 17th, 1898 (July 17 1898)BirthOsmond Borradaile, Canadian cinematographer (died in 1999)
July 17th, 1894 (July 17 1894)DeathJosef Hyrtl, Austrian anatomist (born in 1810)
July 17th, 1894 (July 17 1894)DeathCharles-Marie-Rene Leconte de Lisle, French poet (born in 1818)
July 17th, 1893 (July 17 1893)DeathFrederick A. Johnson, American politician (born in 1833)
July 17th, 1889 (July 17 1889)BirthErle Stanley Gardner, American lawyer and author (Perry Mason) (died in 1970)
July 17th, 1888 (July 17 1888)BirthShmuel Yosef Agnon, Israeli writer, Nobel Prize laureate (died in 1970)
July 17th, 1887 (July 17 1887)DeathDorothea Dix, french social activist (born in 1802)
July 17th, 1885 (July 17 1885)DeathJean-Charles Chapais, Canadian politician (born in 1811)
July 17th, 1881 (July 17 1881)DeathJim Bridger, American mountain man, Indian fighter, and explorer (born in 1804)
July 17th, 1879 (July 17 1879)DeathMaurycy Gottlieb, Ukrainian painter (born in 1856)
July 17th, 1878 (July 17 1878)DeathAleardo Aleardi, Italian poet (born in 1812)
July 17th, 1856 (July 17 1856)EventThe Great Train Wreck of 1856, occurs in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania killing over 60 people.
July 17th, 1845 (July 17 1845)DeathCharles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (born in 1764)
July 17th, 1839 (July 17 1839)BirthEphraim Shay, American inventor (died in 1916)
July 17th, 1831 (July 17 1831)BirthXianfeng, Emperor of China (died in 1861)
July 17th, 1815 (July 17 1815)EventNapoleonic Wars: In France, Napoleon surrenders at Rochefort, Charente-Maritime to British forces.
July 17th, 1797 (July 17 1797)BirthHippolyte Delaroche, French painter (died in 1856)
July 17th, 1794 (July 17 1794)EventThe sixteen Carmelite Martyrs of Compiegne are executed 10 days prior to the end of the French Revolution s Reign of Terror.
July 17th, 1794 (July 17 1794)DeathJohn Roebuck, British inventor (born in 1718)
July 17th, 1793 (July 17 1793)DeathCharlotte Corday, French aristocrat and murderer (born in 1768)
July 17th, 1791 (July 17 1791)EventMembers of the French National guard under the command of General Lafayette open fire on a crowd of radical Jacobins at the Champ de Mars, Paris, during the French Revolution, killing as many as 50 people.
July 17th, 1791 (July 17 1791)DeathMartin Dobrizhoffer, Austrian Jesuit missionary (born in 1717)
July 17th, 1790 (July 17 1790)DeathAdam Smith, Scottish economist and philosopher (born in 1723)Adam Smith Quotes
July 17th, 1771 (July 17 1771)EventBloody Falls Massacre: Chipewyan chief Matonabbee traveling as the guide to Samuel Hearne on his Arctic overland journey, massacre a group of unsuspecting Inuit.
July 17th, 1763 (July 17 1763)BirthJohn Jacob Astor, American businessman (died in 1848)
July 17th, 1762 (July 17 1762)EventCatherine II becomes tzar of Russia upon the accidental murder of Peter III of Russia.
July 17th, 1745 (July 17 1745)BirthPetr Alekseevich Pahlen, Russian general (died in 1826)
July 17th, 1744 (July 17 1744)BirthElbridge Gerry, 5th Vice President of the United States (died in 1814)
July 17th, 1709 (July 17 1709)DeathRobert Bolling, English settler in Virginia (born in 1646)
July 17th, 1704 (July 17 1704)DeathPierre-Charles Le Sueur, French fur trader and explorer
July 17th, 1698 (July 17 1698)BirthPierre Louis Maupertuis, French mathematician (died in 1759)
July 17th, 1686 (July 17 1686)EventA meeting takes place at Luneburg between several Protestant powers in order to discuss the formation of an evangelical league of defence, called the Confederatio Militiae Evangelicae , against the Catholic League.
July 17th, 1674 (July 17 1674)BirthIsaac Watts, English hymnwriter (died in 1748)
July 17th, 1645 (July 17 1645)DeathRobert Carr, 1st Earl of Somerset, Scottish politician
July 17th, 1588 (July 17 1588)DeathSinan, Ottoman architect (born in 1489)
July 17th, 1571 (July 17 1571)DeathGeorg Fabricius, German poet and historian (born in 1516)
July 17th, 1566 (July 17 1566)DeathBartolome de Las Casas, Spanish priest (born in 1484)
July 17th, 1531 (July 17 1531)DeathHosokawa Takakuni, Japanese military commander (born in 1484)
July 17th, 1487 (July 17 1487)BirthIsmail I, Shah of Persia (died in 1524)
July 17th, 1453 (July 17 1453)EventHundred Years War: Battle of CastillonThe French under Jean Bureau utterly defeat the English under the Earl of Shrewsbury, who is killed in the battle in Gascony
July 17th, 1453 (July 17 1453)DeathJohn Talbot, 1st Earl of Shrewsbury, English military leader
July 17th, 1203 (July 17 1203)EventFourth Crusade captures Constantinople by assault; the Byzantine emperor Alexius III Angelus flees from his capital into exile.Stan Lee Quotes
July 17th, 1070 (July 17 1070)DeathBaldwin VI, Count of Flanders (born in 1030)
July 17th, 0924 (July 17 0924)DeathKing Edward the Elder of England
July 17th, 0656 (July 17 0656)DeathUthman ibn Affan, Third Caliph, assassinated.
July 17th, 0521 (July 17 0521)DeathMagnus Felix Ennodius, bishop and Latin poet (born in 474)
July 17th, 0180 (July 17 0180)EventTwelve inhabitants of Scillium in North Africa executed for being Christians. This is the earliest record of Christianity in that part of the world.

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