Historical Events on 17th July

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180 - 6 inhabitants of Scillium in North Africa are executed for being Christians. Earliest record of Christianity in that part of the world.
561 - John III begins his reign as Catholic Pope succeeding Pelagius I
855 - St Leo IV ends his reign as Catholic Pope
1054 - Emperor Henry III crowns his son Henry IV king
1070 - Arnulf III the Hapless becomes earl of Flanders
1203 - Siege of Constantinople begins during the fourth Crusade, Crusaders aboad a Venetian fleet attack the city
1245 - Pope bans emperor Frederik II Hohenstaufen for 3rd time
1393 - Osmanen occupy Turnovo, Bulgaria
1429 - Dauphin crowned king of France
1453 - 1st battle at Castillon: French beat English troops
1473 - Charles the Stout conquerors Nijmegen
1509 - Venice recaptures Padua
1549 - Jews are expelled from Ghent Belgium
1552 - Siena drives Spanish troops out of Verdun
Holy Roman Emperor Henry IVHoly Roman Emperor Henry IV 1583 - Spanish & Walloon troops conquer Dunkerk
1585 - English secret service discovers Anthony Babington's murder plot against Queen Elizabeth I
1596 - At 10:30AM Dutch explorer Willem Barents arrives at Novaya Zemlya
1603 - Sir Walter Raleigh arrested by forces of King James
1686 - A meeting takes place at Lüneburg 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.
1712 - England, Portugal & France sign ceasefire [or 19th]
1717 - Handel's "Water Music" premieres on the river Thames in London
Composer George Friedrich HandelComposer George Friedrich Handel 1727 - Simon van Slingelandt appointed Dutch pension advisor
1740 - Prospero Lambertini chosen Pope Benedictus XIV
1762 - Catherine II becomes tsar of Russia upon the murder of Peter III
1774 - Captain Cook arrives in the New Hebrides (Vanuatu)
1775 - 1st military hospital approved
1791 - Members 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.
1794 - Richard Allen organizes Philadelphia's Bethel African Meth Episcopal Church
1821 - Spain cedes Florida to US
1841 - British humorous and satirycal magazine "Punch" first published; it finally closed in 2002
Empress of Russia Catherine the GreatEmpress of Russia Catherine the Great 1850 - Harvard Observatory takes 1st photograph of a star (Vega)
1856 - The Great Train Wreck of 1856 between Camp Hill and Fort Washington, Pennsylvania kills over 60 people.
1861 - US Congress authorizes paper money
1861 - Manassas, VA Gen Beauregard requests reinforcements for his 22,000 men, Gen Johnston is ordered to Manassas
1862 - Naval Engagement at Pascagoula River MS: USS Potomac Expedition
1862 - US army authorized to accept blacks as laborers
1862 - United army officially divides corps
1862 - R John Hunt Morgan:Cynthiana, KY CS24 US17 Skirmish at Columbia, TN
1863 - Battle of Honey Springs - largest battle in Indian Territory
1863 - Māori forces are defeated by British troops at Koheroa, Waikato, in the New Zealand Wars between Maori tribes and British colonials
1864 - CSA President Davis replaces Gen Joe Johnston with John Bell Hood
1866 - Italian fleet under Admiral Count Carlo Pellion di Persano captures Austrian Fort Lissa
1867 - 1st US dental school, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, established
1878 - Nqwiliso, tribal chief of Western Pondoland and eldest son of Ndamase, signs a treaty with H.G. Elliott ceding sovereign rights and shipping in the Umzimvubu River mouth to the Cape government, Southern Africa
1879 - 1st railroad opens in Hawaii
1882 - 6th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: William Renshaw beats E Renshaw (6-1 2-6 4-6 6-2 6-2)
1885 - 9th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: William Renshaw beats H Lawford (7-5, 6-2 4-6 7-5)
1886 - 10th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: William Renshaw beats H Lawford (6-0 5-7 6-3 6-4)
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 US at Santiago Cuba
1900 - NY Giant Christy Mathewson begins career losing to Bkln Superbas
1902 - Orioles forfeit to St Louis having only 5 players available to play they then forfeit their franchise back to the AL
1902 - Lord Tennyson, son of the poet, is named to succeed Lord Hopetown, first governor general of Australia
1903 - The Russian Social Democratic Workers Party meets, first in Brussels and then London because their leaders have been forced into exile by the Russian Government
1906 - Clement Armand Fallieres is elected President of France, but power lies with George Clemenceau
1911 - Overthrown shah of Persia Mohammed Ali lands on Astrabad with army
1912 - IAF (Intl 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
King of the United Kingdom George VKing of the United Kingdom George V 1917 - Royal Proclamation by King George V changes name of British Royal family from German Saxe-Coburg-Gotha to Windsor
1918 - Longest errorless game, Cubs beat Phillies 2-1 in 21 innings
1919 - Finland adopts constitution
1919 - Yanks 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 & 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
Runner nicknamed the Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn" Paavo Nurmi 1926 - Paavo Nurmi walks world record 4x1500m (16:11.4)
1929 - USSR breaks diplomatic relations with China
1933 - After successfully crossing the Atlantic Ocean, the Lithuanian research aircraft Lituanica crashes in Europe under mysterious circumstances.
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 - Spanish generals Francisco Franco and Emilio Mola lead a right-wing uprising, starting the Spanish Civil War
1938 - Douglas (Wrong Way) Corrigan leaves NY for LA, wound up in Ireland
1939 - 22nd PGA Championship: Henry Picard at Pomonok CC Flushing NY
Baseball Player Joe DiMaggioBaseball Player Joe DiMaggio 1941 - NY 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, Pa (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 (Truman, Stalin, Churchill) holds 1st meeting
1948 - Israeli army captures Nazareth
Soviet Union Premier Joseph StalinSoviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin 1948 - Proclamation of constitution of Republic of (South) Korea
1950 - Indonesian troops land on Buru, South-Molukka
1950 - Suppression of Communism Act comes into force in South Africa
1951 - King Leopold III of Belgium abdicates in favour of his son Boudouin I
1951 - Western New England College in Springfield, Massachusetts, is chartered.
1952 - Shah of Persia named Ghavam Sultaneh premier
1954 - 1st major league game where majority of team is black (Dodgers)
1954 - Construction begins on Disneyland. . .
1954 - Theodor Heuss re-elected president of West Germany
1955 - Arco Idaho becomes 1st US city lit by nuclear power
1955 - Disneyland televises its grand opening in Anaheim, California.
1958 - King Hussein declares himself head of Jordan/Iraqi federation
1958 - Peter Shaffer's "Five Finger Exercise" premieres in London
1958 - US performs atmospheric nuclear Test at Enwetak
1959 - 2,000 ft long by 1,300 foot wide section of ridge falls into Madis
1959 - Tibet abolishes serfdom
1959 - River Canyon extending man-made Lake Hebgen by 5 miles. (Montana)
Paleoanthropologist Mary LeakeyPaleoanthropologist Mary Leakey 1959 - Paleoanthropologist Mary Leakey discovers the partial skull of a new species of early human ancestor, Zinjanthropus boisei or 'Zinj' (now called Paranthropus boisei) that lived in Africa almost 2 million years ago
1961 - John Chancellor becomes news anchor of Today Show
1961 - Roger Maris loses a HR (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 - US 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)
American Baseball Player Roger MarisAmerican Baseball Player Roger Maris 1964 - Great Britain performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
1964 - ANC leader Nelson Mandela, recently sentenced to life imprisonment, is awarded the Joliot Curie Gold Medal for Peace
1965 - WLCY (now WTSP) TV channel 10 in St Petersburg-Tampa, FL (ABC) begins
1966 - "It's a Bird... It's Superman" closes at Alvin NYC after 129 perfs
1966 - Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
1966 - Indians set club record by hitting 7 HR in 15-2 win over Detroit
1966 - Jim Ryun sets mile record (3m51s3)
1966 - Pioneer 7 launched
1967 - Monkees perform at Forest Hills NY, Jimi Hendrix is opening act
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson MandelaAnti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela 1967 - Race riots in Cairo Illinois
1968 - Beatles' animated film "Yellow Submarine" premieres in London
1968 - Revolt in Iraq
1970 - 30,000 attend Randall's Island Rock Festival, NYC
1971 - Kathy Whitworth/Judy Kimball wins LPGA Four-Ball Golf Championship
1972 - 1st 2 women begin training as FBI agents at Quantico
1973 - Military coup in Afghanistan; King Mohammad Zahir Shah flees
1974 - 1st quadrophonic studio in UK 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 US in 60 days
Musician and Beatle John LennonMusician and Beatle John Lennon 1975 - Apollo 18 & Soyuz 19 make 1st US/USSR linkup in space
1975 - Four British soldiers are killed by a Provisional Irish Republican Army remote-controlled bomb near Forkill, County Armagh; the attack was the first major breach of a February truce
1976 - 21st modern Olympic games opens in Montreal
1976 - Indonesian president Suharto annexes East Timor
1976 - The opening of the Summer Olympics is marred by 25 African teams boycotting the New Zealand team.
1977 - Joanne Carner wins LPGA Borden Golf Classic
1978 - NY Yank manager Billy Martin & Reggie Jackson fight in dug out
1978 - Reggie Jackson refusal to bunt causes mgr Billy Martin to suspend him
MLB Right Fielder Reggie JacksonMLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson 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 v 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 US president
1980 - Zenko Suzuki becomes premier of Japan
1981 - "This is Burlesque" closes at Princess Theater NYC after 28 perfs
US President & Actor Ronald ReaganUS President & Actor Ronald Reagan 1981 - Humber Estuary Bridge, UK, 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 - USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
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 - Glasdrumman ambush: the Provisional Irish Republican Army attack a British Army post in South Armagh, killing 1 soldier and injuring another
Golfer Tom WatsonGolfer Tom Watson 1983 - 112th British Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 275 at Royal Birkdale
1983 - 1st USFL championship (Mich Panthers beats Phila 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 - "Les Miserables" opens at Imperial Theatre, Tokyo
1987 - 10 teens die in Guadalupe River flood (Comfort, Tx)
1987 - Don Mattingly is 2nd to hit HRs in 7 straight AL games (en route to 8)
LPGA Golfer Beth DanielLPGA Golfer Beth Daniel 1987 - Dow Jones closes above 2,500 (2,510.04) for 1st time
1987 - Iran & France breaks diplomatic relations
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°F (39°C)
1989 - 1st Test flight of US stealth-bomber
1989 - Paul McCartney releases "This One"
Musician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartneyMusician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartney 1989 - Reds reliever Kent Tekulve retires after 1,070 appearances
1990 - Hussein's Revolutionary Day speech claims Kuwait stole oil from Iraq
1990 - NY Yankee Deion Sanders hits an inside park homer
1990 - Minnesota Twins become 1st team to turn 2 triple plays in a game but lose to Boston Red Sox 1-0
1992 - Slovak parliament asks for self rule
1993 - Graeme Obree bicycles world record time, 51,596 km
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
Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner Nick PriceGolfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner Nick Price 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 ($12.9B)
1996 - 230 people die when TWA 800 crashes outside of NYC
1996 - Yank John Weteland blows save after record 24 consecutive saves
1996 - TWA Flight 800: Off the coast of Long Island, New York, a Paris-bound TWA Boeing 747 explodes, killing all 230 on board.
1997 - STS 94 (Columbia 23), lands
1998 - Russia buries Tsar Nicholas II & family, 80 years after they died
Business Magnate and TV Personality Martha StewartBusiness Magnate and TV Personality Martha Stewart 2004 - Martha Stewart is sentenced to five months in prison plus five months in home confinement for lying to federal investigators
2004 - Former South African President Nelson Mandela calls for commitment by the world to take action against Aids
2005 - Tiger Woods wins his 10th major winning The British Open Championship by 5 strokes. Woods becomes only the second golfer, after Jack Nicklaus, to win each major more than once
2005 - 134th British Golf Open: Tiger Woods shoots a 274 at St Andrews
2005 - 13th ESPY Awards: Lance Armstrong, Annika Sorenstam win
2007 - TAM Airlines (TAM Linhas Aéreas) Flight 3054 crashes upon landing during rain in São Paulo. This is Brazil's deadliest aviation accident to date with an estimated 199 deaths.
Professional Road Cyclist and Testicular Cancer Survivor Lance ArmstrongProfessional Road Cyclist and Testicular Cancer Survivor Lance Armstrong 2009 - Jakarta double bombings at the JW Marriott and Ritz-Carlton Hotels killed 9 people including 4 foreigners.

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