July 17 Events in History - July 17 Birthdays - July 17 Deaths
2015 The German government approves the Greek bailout deal, which was also approved by the Greek parliament earlier this week; German Chancellor Angela Merkel stated that chaos would result if the deal did not go through
2014 Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 is hit by a missile while flying over eastern Ukraine, the location of heavy fighting by pro-Russian separatists; the origin of the missile is not yet known; all 298 people aboard the plane were killed in the attack
2014 Microsoft announces that it will lay off 14% of its workforce, equalling approximately 18,000 employees; many of the cuts are expected to come from recently-acquired Nokia
2013 In an effort to curb obesity rates, the United Arab Emirates offers its citizens one gram of gold for every kilogram of weight they lose
2013 A heat wave settles over the U.S.; at least one fatality is reported
2012 Astronauts, Sunita Williams of the United States, Yuri Malenchenko of Russia and Aki Hoshide of Japan, arrive at the International Space Station for a three-month long mission
2012 Top executive Marissa Mayer, leaves Google after being appointed Yahoo! Inc.'s new CEO
2011 Casey Anthony, cleared of murdering her daughter Caylee and set to be released from the Orange County, Florida jail, attracts major crowds unhappy with the judgement
2011 Juan Maria Bordaberry, former Uruguayan dictator, dies while under house arrest for murders committed during his dictatorship
2010 South Korea develops a long-range cruise missile reportedly capable of striking North Korea, Japan, Russia and China
1998 Russia buries tsar Nicholas II and family, 80 years after they died
1997 STS-94 (Columbia 23), lands
1996 230 people die when TWA 800 crashes outside of New York City
1996 Yank John Weteland blows save after record 24 consecutive saves
1995 Forbes Mag announces Bill Gates is the richest man in world, worth$12.9 billion dollars
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
1992 Slovak parliament asks for self rule
1990 Hussein's Revolutionary Day speech claims Kuwait stole oil from Iraq
1990 New York Yankee Deion Sanders hits an inside park homer
1990 PLO-leader Jasser Arrafat marries Soha Tawil in Tunis
1990 Minn Twins become 1st team to turn 2 triple plays in a game but lose to Boston Red Sox 1-0
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
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)
1987 "Les Miserables," opens at Imperial Theatre, Tokyo
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
1986 Emmy 13th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 7th time
1984 Pierre Mauroy resigns as premier of France
1984 Soyuz T-12 carries 3 cosmonauts to space station Salyut 7
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
1981 "This is Burlesque" closes at Princess Theater New York City after 28 performances
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 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear Test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1981 Fulton County (Atlanta) grand jury indicts Wayne B. William 23 year old photographers, for murder of 2 of 28 blacks killed in Atlanta
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
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
1978 Reggie Jackson refusal to bunt causes manager Billy Martin to suspend him
1977 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Borden Golf Classic
1976 21st modern Olympic games opens in Montreal
1976 Indonesian president Suharto annexes East Timor
1975 Apollo 18 and Soyuz 19 make 1st US/U.S.S.R. linkup in space
1975 Ringo Starr and Maureen Cox divorce
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
1973 Military coup in Afghanistan; King Mohammad Zahir Shah flees
1971 Kathy Whitworth/Judy Kimball wins LPGA Four-Ball Golf Championship
1970 30,000 attend Randall's Island Rock Festival, New York City
1968 Beatle's animated film "Yellow Submarine" premieres in London
1967 Monkees perform at Forest Hills, New York, Jimi Hendrix is opening act
1967 Race riots in Cairo, Illinois
1966 "It's a Bird... It's Superman" closes at Alvin New York City after 129 performances
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 Jim Ryun sets mile record (3m51s3)
1966 Pioneer 7 launched
1965 WLCY (now WTSP) TV channel 10 in St. Petersburg-Tampa, Florida (ABC) begins
1964 Don Campbell sets record for turbine vehicle, 690.91 kph (429.31 mph)
1964 Great Britain performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
1963 Telstar soccer team forms in Ijmuiden
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
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
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 Tibet abolishes serfdom
1959 River Canyon extending man-made Lake Hebgen by 5 miles. (Montana)
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
1955 Disneyland opens its doors in rural Orange County
1955 Arco, Idaho becomes 1st U.S. city lit by nuclear power
1954 1st major league game where majority of team is black (Dodgers)
1954 Theodor Heuss re-elected president of West Germany
1952 Shah of Persia named Ghavam Sultaneh premier
1951 King Leopold II of Belgium gives up throne to son Boudouin I
1950 Indonesian troops land on Buru, South-Molukka
1948 Israeli army captures Nazareth
1948 Proclamation of constitution of Republic of (South) Korea
1945 Potsdam Conference (FDR, Stalin, Churchill) holds 1st meeting
1944 2 ammunition ships explodes at Port Chicago, California kills 322
1944 Russian troops cross river Bug/march into Poland
1943 RAF bombs Germany rocket base Peenemunde
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
1941 New York Yankee Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak ends in Cleveland
1939 22nd PGA Championship: Henry Picard at Pomonok CC Flushing NY
1938 Douglas (Wrong Way) Corrigan leaves New York for LA, wound up in Ireland
1936 Carl Hubbell begins winning streak, beating Pittsburgh 6-0,
1936 Military uprising under General Franco/begins Spanish civil war
1935 Variety's famous headline "Sticks Nix Hick Pix"
1934 Babe Ruth draws his 2,000th base on balls at Cleveland
1929 U.S.S.R. drops diplomatic relations with China
1926 Paavo Nurmi walks world record 4x1500m (16:11.4)
1925 Tris Speaker, is 5th to get 3,000 hits
1924 St. Louis Card Jesse Haines no-hits Boston Braves, 5-0
1923 Carl Mays gave up 13 runs and 20 hits in 13-0 lose to Indians
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
1919 Finland adopts constitution
1919 Yankees 21 hits, Browns 17 hits Browns win 7-6 in 17, on squeeze play
1918 Longest errorless game, Cubs beat Phillies 2-1 in 21 innings
1917 British Royal family changes its name from Hanover to Windsor
1915 Italian offensive at Isonzo
1914 Giants outfielder Red Murray is knocked unconscious by lightning after catching a flyball, ending 21 inning game, Giants win 3-1
1912 IAF (International Amateur Athletic Federation) forms in Sweden
1911 Overthrown shah of Persia Mohammed Ali lands on Astrabad with army
1902 Orioles forfeit to St. Louis having only 5 players available to play they then forfeit their franchise back to the AL
1900 New York Giant Christy Mathewson begins career losing to Brooklyn Superbas
1898 Spanish American War-Spaniards surrender to U.S. at Santiago Cuba
1897 1st ship arrives in Seattle carrying gold from Yukon
1893 Arthur Shrewsbury is 1st to score 1,000 runs in Test Cricket
1890 Cecil Rhodes becomes premier of Cape colony
1879 1st railroad opens in Hawaii
1867 1st U.S. dental school, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, established
1866 Italian fleet under Admiral Persano capture Austrian Fort Lissa
1864 CSA President Davis replaces General Joe Johnston with John Bell Hood
1863 Battle of Honey Springs - largest battle in Indian Territory
1862 Naval Engagement at Pascagoula River MS: USS Potomac Expedition
1862 U.S. Army authorized to accept blacks as laborers
1862 United army officially divides corps
1862 R John Hunt Morgan:Cynthiana, Kentucky CS24 US17 Skirmish at Columbia, Tennessee
1861 Congress authorizes paper money
1861 Manassas, Virginia General Beauregard requests reinforcements for his 22,000 men, General Johnston is ordered to Manassas
1850 Harvard Observatory takes 1st photograph of a star, Vega
1841 British humor magazine "Punch" 1st published
1821 Spain cedes Florida to U.S.
1794 African Church of St. Thomas in Philadelphia, dedicated
1794 Richard Allen organizes Philadelphia's Bethel African Meth Episcopal Church
1788 Russian fleet destroys Swedish
1775 1st military hospital approved
1774 Captain Cook arrives at New Hebrides (Vanuata)
1740 Prospero Lambertini chosen Pope Benedictus XIV
1727 Simon van Slingelandt appointed Dutch pension advisor
1603 Sir Walter Ralegh arrested
1596 At 10:30AM Dutch explorer Willem Barents arrives at Novaya Zemlya
1585 English secret service discovers Anthony Babingtons murder plot against queen Elizabeth I
1583 Spanish and Walloon troops conquer Dunkerk
1552 Siena drives Spanish troops out of Verdun
1549 Jews are expelled from Ghent Belgium
1509 Venice recaptures Padua
1473 Charles the Stout conquerors Nijmegen
1453 1st battle at Castillon: French beat English troops
1429 Dauphin crowned king of France
1393 Osmanen occupy Turnovo, Bulgaria
1245 Pope bans emperor Frederik II Hohenstaufen for 3rd time
1203 Venetianen conquer Constantinople, emperor Alexius III flees
1070 Arnulf III the Hapless becomes earl of Flanders
1054 Emperor Henry III crowns his son Henry IV king
855 St. Leo IV ends his reign as Catholic Pope
561 John III begins his reign as Catholic Pope succeeding Pelagius I
180 Christenen Cittinus/Donatus/Natzalus/Secunda/Speratus/Vestia sentenced to death in Carthago