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July 17th in History
In 1821, Spain, Defeated in First Seminole War, Cedes Florida to the United States. 77 years later, in 1898, Spain is again defeated, this time in Cuba, surrendering on this day in Santiago, Cuba.

180 – Twelve inhabitants of Scillium in North Africa are executed for being Christians. This is the earliest record of Christianity in that part of the world.
1203 – The Fourth Crusade captures Constantinople by assault. The Byzantine emperor Alexios III Angelos flees from his capital into exile.
1402 – Zhu Di, better known by his era name as the Yongle Emperor, assumes the throne over the Ming dynasty of China.
1429 – Hundred Years' War: Charles VII of France is crowned the King of France in the Reims Cathedral after a successful campaign by Joan of Arc
1453 – Battle of Castillon: The last battle of Hundred Years' War, the French under Jean Bureau defeat the English under the Earl of Shrewsbury, who is killed in the battle in Gascony.
1717 – King George I of Great Britain sails down the River Thames with a barge of 50 musicians, where George Frideric Handel's Water Music is premiered.
1762 – Catherine II becomes tsar of Russia upon the murder of Peter III of Russia.
1771 – Bloody Falls massacre: Chipewyan chief Matonabbee, traveling as the guide to Samuel Hearne on his Arctic overland journey, massacres a group of unsuspecting Inuit.
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 – The 16 Carmelite Martyrs of Compiθgne are executed ten days prior to the end of the French Revolution's Reign of Terror.
1821 -- Spain, Defeated in First Seminole War, Cedes Florida to the United States.
1856 – The Great Train Wreck of 1856 in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, kills over 60 people.
1867 – Harvard School of Dental Medicine is established in Boston, Massachusetts. It is the first dental school in the U.S. that is affiliated with a university.
1896 – Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi, the Indian sage, at age 16, spontaneously initiates a process of self-enquiry that culminates within a few minutes in his own permanent awakening.
1898 -- Spain defeated in Cuba, surrenders on this day in Santiago, Cuba.
1899 – NEC Corporation is organized as the first Japanese joint venture with foreign capital.
1917 – King George V issues a Proclamation stating that the male line descendants of the British Royal Family will bear the surname Windsor.
1918 – Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and his immediate family and retainers are murdered by Bolshevik Chekists at the Ipatiev House in Yekaterinburg, Russia.
1918 – The RMS Carpathia, the ship that rescued the 705 survivors from the RMS Titanic, is sunk off Ireland by the German SM U-55; five lives are lost.
1932 – Altona Bloody Sunday: A riot between the Nazi Party paramilitary forces, the SS and SA, and the German Communist Party ensues.
1933 – After successfully crossing the Atlantic Ocean, the Lithuanian research aircraft Lituanica crashes in Europe under mysterious circumstances.
1936 – Spanish Civil War: An Armed Forces rebellion against the recently elected leftist Popular Front government of Spain starts the civil war.
1938 – Douglas Corrigan takes off from Brooklyn to fly the "wrong way" to Ireland and becomes known as "Wrong Way" Corrigan.
1944 – Port Chicago disaster: Near the San Francisco Bay, two ships laden with ammunition for the war explode in Port Chicago, California, killing 320.1944 – World War II: Napalm incendiary bombs are dropped for the first time by American P-38 pilots on a fuel depot at Coutances, near Saint-Lτ, France.
1945 – World War II: The main three leaders of the Allied nations, Winston Churchill, Harry S. Truman and Joseph Stalin, meet in the German city of Potsdam to decide the future of a defeated Germany.
1948 – The South Korean constitution is proclaimed.
1953 – The largest number of United States midshipman casualties in a single event results from an aircraft crash in Florida killing 44.
1955 – Disneyland is dedicated and opened by Walt Disney in Anaheim, California.
1962 – Nuclear weapons testing: The "Small Boy" test shot Little Feller I becomes the last atmospheric test detonation at the Nevada National Security Site.
1968 – A revolution occurs in Iraq when Abdul Rahman Arif is overthrown and the Ba'ath Party is installed as the governing power in Iraq with Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr as the new Iraqi President.
1973 – King Mohammed Zahir Shah of Afghanistan is deposed by his cousin Mohammed Daoud Khan while in Italy undergoing eye surgery.
1975 – Apollo–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.
1976 – East Timor is annexed, and becomes the 27th province of Indonesia.
1976 – The opening of the Summer Olympics in Montreal is marred by 25 African teams boycotting the New Zealand team.
1979 – Nicaraguan dictator General Anastasio Somoza Debayle resigns and flees to Miami, Florida.
1981 – The opening of the Humber Bridge by Queen Elizabeth II in England.
1981 – A structural failure leads to the collapse of a walkway at the Hyatt Regency in Kansas City, Missouri killing 114 people and injuring more than 200.
1985 – Founding of the EUREKA Network by former head of states Franηois Mitterrand (France) and Helmut Kohl (Germany).
1989 – First flight of the B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber.
1989 – Holy See–Poland relations are restored.
1996 – TWA Flight 800: Off the coast of Long Island, New York, a Paris-bound TWA Boeing 747 explodes, killing all 230 on board.
1996 – The Community of Portuguese Language Countries is founded.
1998 – Papua New Guinea earthquake: A tsunami triggered by an undersea earthquake destroys ten villages in Papua New Guinea killing an estimated 3,183, leaving 2,000 more unaccounted for and thousands more homeless.
1998 – A 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.
2001 – Concorde is brought back in to service nearly a year after the July 2000 crash.
2007 – TAM Airlines Flight 3054, an Airbus A320, crashes into a warehouse after landing too fast and missing the end of the Sγo Paulo–Congonhas Airport runway, killing 199 people.
2009 – Two suicide bombers detonate themselves at two separate hotels in Jakarta, Indonesia.
2014 – Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, a Boeing 777, crashes near the border of Ukraine and Russia after being shot down. All 298 people on board are killed.

Births

1487 – Ismail I of Iran (d. 1524)
1674 – Isaac Watts, English hymnwriter and theologian (d. 1748)
1695 – Christian Karl Reinhard of Leiningen-Dachsburg-Falkenburg-Heidesheim (d. 1766)
1698 – Pierre Louis Maupertuis, French mathematician and philosopher (d. 1759)
1714 – Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten, German philosopher and academic (d. 1762)
1744 – Elbridge Gerry, American politician, 5th Vice President of the United States (d. 1814)
1745 – Peter Ludwig von der Pahlen, Russian general (d. 1826)
1763 – John Jacob Astor, German-American businessman (d. 1848)
1774 – John Wilbur, American minister and theologian (d. 1856)
1797 – Hippolyte Delaroche, French painter (d. 1856)
1823 – Leander Clark, American businessman and politician (d. 1910)
1831 – Xianfeng Emperor of China (d. 1861)
1837 – Joseph-Alfred Mousseau, Canadian politician, 6th Premier of Quebec (d. 1886)
1839 – Ephraim Shay, American engineer, invented the Shay locomotive (d. 1916)
1845 – Hugo Treffner, Estonian academic (d. 1912)
1853 – Alexius Meinong, Ukrainian-Austrian philosopher and academic (d. 1920)
1868 – Henri Nathansen, Danish playwright and director (d. 1944)
1870 – Charles Davidson Dunbar, Scottish bagpipe player (d. 1939)
1871 – Lyonel Feininger, German-American painter and illustrator (d. 1956)
1879 – Jack Laviolette, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and manager (d. 1960)
1882 – James Somerville, English admiral (d. 1949)
1888 – Shmuel Yosef Agnon, Ukrainian-Israeli author, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1970)
1889 – Erle Stanley Gardner, American lawyer and author (d. 1970)
1894 – Georges Lemaξtre, Belgian priest, astronomer, and cosmologist (d. 1966)
1898 – Berenice Abbott, American photographer (d. 1991)
1898 – Osmond Borradaile, Canadian cinematographer (d. 1999)
1898 – George Robert Vincent, American audio engineer and archivist (d. 1985)
1899 – James Cagney, American actor, singer, and dancer (d. 1986)
1900 – Marcel Dalio, French actor (d. 1983)
1901 – Patrick Smith, Irish politician (d. 1982)
1901 – Luigi Chinetti, Italian-American race car driver (d. 1994)
1901 – Bruno Jasieński, Polish poet (d. 1938)
1902 – Christina Stead, Australian author (d. 1983)
1910 – James Coyne, Canadian banker, 2nd Governor of the Bank of Canada (d. 2012)
1910 – Barbara O'Neil, American actress (d. 1980)
1910 – Frank Olson, American chemist and microbiologist (d. 1953)
1911 – Lionel Ferbos, American trumpet player (d. 2014)
1911 – Heinz Lehmann, German-Canadian psychiatrist and academic (d. 1999)
1912 – Erwin Bauer, German race car driver (d. 1958)
1912 – Art Linkletter, Canadian-American radio and television host (d. 2010)
1913 – Bertrand Goldberg, American architect, designed the Marina City Building (d. 1997)
1914 – Eleanor Steber, American soprano (d. 1990)
1915 – Arthur Rothstein, American photojournalist and teacher (d. 1985)
1917 – Bijon Bhattacharya, Indian actor, singer, and screenwriter (d. 1978)
1917 – Lou Boudreau, American baseball player and manager (d. 2001)
1917 – Phyllis Diller, American comedian, actress, and singer (d. 2012)
1917 – Kenan Evren, Turkish general and politician, 7th President of Turkey (d. 2015)
1917 – Christiane Rochefort, French author (d. 1998)
1918 – Carlos Manuel Arana Osorio, Guatemalan politician, President of Guatemala (d. 2003)
1918 – Red Sovine, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1980)
1920 – Gordon Gould, American physicist, invented the laser (d. 2005)
1920 – Juan Antonio Samaranch, Spanish businessman, 7th President of the International Olympic Committee (d. 2010)
1921 – George Barnes, American jazz guitarist (d. 1977)
1921 – Louis Lachenal, French mountaineer (d. 1955)
1921 – František Zvarνk, Slovakian actor (d. 2008)
1923 – John Cooper, English car designer, co-founded the Cooper Car Company (d. 2000)
1924 – Garde Gardom, Canadian lawyer and politician, 26th Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia (d. 2013)
1925 – Jimmy Scott, American singer and actor (d. 2014)
1926 – Ιdouard Carpentier, French-Canadian wrestler (d. 2010)
1928 – Vince Guaraldi, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1976)
1928 – Joe Morello, American drummer (d. 2011)
1929 – Sergei K. Godunov, Russian mathematician and academic
1932 – Quino, Spanish-Argentinian cartoonist
1932 – Johnny Kerr, American basketball player and coach (d. 2009)
1932 – Wojciech Kilar, Polish composer (d. 2013)
1933 – Keiko Awaji, Japanese actress (d. 2014)
1933 – Karmenu Mifsud Bonnici, Maltese politician, 9th Prime Minister of Malta
1933 – Tony Pithey, Zimbabwean-South African cricketer (d. 2006)
1935 – Diahann Carroll, American actress and singer
1935 – Peter Schickele, American composer and educator
1935 – Donald Sutherland, Canadian actor
1938 – Hermann Huppen, Belgian author and illustrator
1939 – Andrιe Champagne, Canadian actress and politician
1939 – Ali Khamenei, Iranian politician, 2nd Supreme Leader of Iran
1940 – Tim Brooke-Taylor, English actor and screenwriter
1941 – Achim Warmbold, German race car driver
1942 – Gale Garnett, New Zealand-Canadian singer and actress
1942 – Connie Hawkins, American basketball player
1942 – Zoot Money, English vocalist, keyboardist and bandleader
1943 – LaVyrle Spencer, American author
1944 – Mark Burgess, New Zealand cricketer and footballer
1944 – Catherine Schell, Hungarian-English actress
1944 – Carlos Alberto Torres, Brazilian footballer and manager
1945 – Alexander, Crown Prince of Yugoslavia
1945 – John Patten, Baron Patten, English politician, Secretary of State for Education
1947 – Joyce Anelay, Baroness Anelay of St John's, English politician
1947 – Robert Begerau, German footballer and manager
1947 – Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall
1947 – Wolfgang Flόr, German drummer (Kraftwerk and Dyko)
1948 – Ron Asheton, American guitarist, songwriter, and actor (The Stooges, Destroy All Monsters, The New Order, and New Race) (d. 2009)
1948 – Luc Bondy, Swiss director and producer
1949 – Geezer Butler, English musician and songwriter
1949 – Wayne Sleep, English actor, dancer, and choreographer
1950 – Derek de Lint, Dutch actor
1950 – Damon Harris, American singer (The Temptations) (d. 2013)
1950 – Phoebe Snow, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Sisters of Glory) (d. 2011)
1950 – P. J. Soles, German-American actress
1951 – Mark Bowden, American author
1952 – David Hasselhoff, American actor, singer, and producer
1952 – Nicolette Larson, American singer (d. 1997)
1952 – Thι Lau, Dutch singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2015)
1952 – Robert R. McCammon, American author
1954 – Angela Merkel, German politician, 8th Chancellor of Germany
1954 – J. Michael Straczynski, American journalist and author
1955 – Sylvie Lιonard, Canadian actress
1955 – Paul Stamets, American mycologist and author
1956 – Julie Bishop, Australian lawyer and politician, 38th Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs
1956 – Robert Romanus, American actor and musician
1956 – Bryan Trottier, Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach
1958 – Wong Kar-wai, Chinese director, producer, and screenwriter
1957 – Fern Britton, English television host
1957 – Bruce Crump, American drummer (Molly Hatchet and Gator Country) (d. 2015)
1957 – Wendy Freedman, Canadian-American astronomer
1958 – Thιrθse Rein, Australian businesswoman, founded Ingeus
1959 – Pola Uddin, Baroness Uddin, Bangladeshi-English politician
1960 – Nancy Giles, American actress and commentator
1960 – Robin Shou, Hong Kong actor and martial artist
1960 – Dawn Upshaw, American soprano
1960 – Jan Wouters, Dutch footballer and manager
1961 – Jeremy Hardy, English comedian
1961 – Guru, American rapper and producer (d. 2010)
1962 – Bill Sage, American actor
1963 – Regina Belle, American singer-songwriter and actress
1963 – Letsie III of Lesotho
1963 – Matti Nykδnen, Finnish ski jumper
1964 – Heather Langenkamp, American actress, producer and director
1965 – Billy Mitchell, American gamer
1965 – Santiago Segura, Spanish actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1966 – Sten Tolgfors, Swedish politician, 30th Minister of Defence for Sweden
1968 – Beth Littleford, American comedian and actress
1969 – F. Gary Gray, American actor and director
1969 – Scott Johnson, American cartoonist
1969 – Jaan Kirsipuu, Estonian cyclist
1971 – Calbert Cheaney, American basketball player and coach
1971 – Cory Doctorow, Canadian author and activist
1971 – Nico Mattan, Belgian cyclist
1972 – Jaap Stam, Dutch footballer and manager
1973 – Tony Dovolani, Albanian dancer
1975 – Darude, Finnish DJ and producer
1975 – Elena Anaya, Spanish actress
1975 – Cιcile de France, Belgian actress
1975 – Carey Hart, American motorcycle racer
1975 – Paul Hinojos, American guitarist and songwriter (At the Drive-In, The Mars Volta, and Sparta)
1975 – Terence Tao, Australian-American mathematician and academic
1976 – Luke Bryan, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1976 – Gino D'Acampo, Italian chef and author
1976 – Dagmara Domińczyk, Polish-American actress
1976 – Anders Svensson, Swedish footballer (IF Elfsborg)
1976 – Matt Holmes, Australian actor
1976 – Eric Winter, American actor
1977 – Leif Hoste, Belgian cyclist
1977 – Lehmber Hussainpuri, Indian singer
1977 – Marc Savard, Canadian ice hockey player
1978 – Ricardo Arona, Brazilian mixed martial artist
1978 – Mike Knox, American wrestler
1978 – Katharine Towne, American actress
1979 – Mike Vogel, American actor
1980 – Javier Camuρas, Spanish footballer
1980 – Ryan Miller, American ice hockey player
1981 – Hely Ollarves, Venezuelan runner
1981 – Elpida Romantzi, Greek archer
1982 – Omari Banks, Anguillan cricketer
1982 – Natasha Hamilton, English singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress (Atomic Kitten)
1982 – Renι Herms, German runner (d. 2009)
1983 – Ryan Guettler, Australian motocross racer
1983 – Sarah Jones, American actress
1984 – David Katoatau, I-Kiribati weightlifter
1984 – Asami Kimura, Japanese singer (Country Musume)
1984 – Samyr Laine, Haitian triple jumper
1984 – Sotiris Leontiou, Greek footballer
1985 – Loui Eriksson, Swedish ice hockey player
1985 – Tom Fletcher, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (McFly)
1986 – Dana, South Korean singer, dancer, and actress (The Grace)
1986 – Brando Eaton, American actor
1986 – Lacey Von Erich, American wrestler
1987 – Jeremih, American singer-songwriter and producer
1987 – Wankelmut, German DJ and producer
1987 – Jan Charouz, Czech race car driver
1988 – Summer Bishil, American actress
1988 – Guo Yue, Chinese table tennis player
1992 – Taavi Rand, Estonian ice dancer
1993 – Ai Okawa, Japanese idol, model, and actress
1994 – Jessica Amlee, Canadian actress
2000 – Maria Aragon, Canadian singer
Deaths

521 – Magnus Felix Ennodius, Latin bishop and poet (b. 474)
924 – Edward the Elder, English king (b. 877)
1070 – Baldwin VI, Count of Flanders (b. 1030)
1453 – John Talbot, 1st Earl of Shrewsbury, English commander and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1387)
1531 – Hosokawa Takakuni, Japanese commander (b. 1484)
1571 – Georg Fabricius, German poet and historian (b. 1516)
1588 – Mimar Sinan, Ottoman architect and engineer, designed the Sokollu Mehmet Pasha Mosque and Sόleymaniye Mosque (b. 1489)
1645 – Robert Carr, 1st Earl of Somerset, English politician, Lord Chamberlain of the United Kingdom (b. 1587)
1704 – Pierre-Charles Le Sueur, French-American fur trader and explorer (b. 1657)
1709 – Robert Bolling, English-American planter and merchant (b. 1646)
1762 – Peter III of Russia (b. 1728)
1790 – Adam Smith, Scottish economist and philosopher (b. 1723)
1791 – Martin Dobrizhoffer, Austrian missionary (b. 1717)
1793 – Charlotte Corday, French murderer (b. 1768)
1794 – John Roebuck, English chemist (b. 1718)
1845 – Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey, English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1764)
1878 – Aleardo Aleardi, Italian poet (b. 1812)
1879 – Maurycy Gottlieb, Ukrainian painter (b. 1856)
1881 – Jim Bridger, American scout and explorer (b. 1804)
1883 – Tự Đức, Vietnamese emperor (b. 1892)
1885 – Jean-Charles Chapais, Canadian politician (b. 1811)
1887 – Dorothea Dix, American activist (b. 1802)
1893 – Frederick A. Johnson, American banker and politician (b. 1833)
1894 – Leconte de Lisle, French poet (b. 1818)
1894 – Josef Hyrtl, Austrian anatomist and biologist (b. 1810)
1907 – Hector Malot, French author (b. 1830)
1912 – Henri Poincarι, French mathematician, physicist, and engineer (b. 1854)
1918 – people of the Shooting of the Romanov family
Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia (b. 1901)
Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia (b. 1899)
Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia (b. 1895)
Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia (b. 1897)
Alexandra Fyodorovna of Russia (b. 1872)
Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia (b. 1904)
Nicholas II of Russia (b. 1868)
1928 – Giovanni Giolitti, Italian politician, 13th Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1842)
1928 – Αlvaro Obregσn, Mexican politician, 39th President of Mexico (b. 1880)
1932 – Rasmus Rasmussen, Norwegian actor and theatre director (b. 1862)
1935 – Nie Er, Chinese violinist and composer (b. 1912)
1935 – George William Russell, Irish poet and painter (b. 1867)
1944 – William James Sidis, American mathematician and anthropologist (b. 1898)
1945 – Ernst Busch, German field marshal (b. 1885)
1946 – Draža Mihailović, Serbian general (b. 1893)
1950 – Evangeline Booth, English 4th General of The Salvation Army (b. 1865)
1950 – Antonie Nedošinskα, Czech actress (b. 1885)
1959 – Billie Holiday, American singer-songwriter and actress (b. 1915)
1959 – Eugene Meyer, American businessman and publisher (b. 1875)
1961 – Ty Cobb, American baseball player and manager (b. 1886)
1967 – John Coltrane, American saxophonist and composer (Miles Davis Quintet) (b. 1926)
1974 – Dizzy Dean, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1910)
1975 – Konstantine Gamsakhurdia, Georgian author (b. 1893)
1980 – Don "Red" Barry, American actor and screenwriter (b. 1912)
1980 – Boris Delaunay, Russian mathematician and academic (b. 1890)
1987 – Yujiro Ishihara, Japanese actor and singer (b. 1934)
1987 – Kristjan Palusalu, Estonian wrestler (b. 1908)
1989 – Itubwa Amram, Nauruan pastor and politician (b. 1922)
1991 – John Patrick Spiegel, American psychiatrist (b. 1911)
1994 – Jean Borotra, French tennis player (b. 1898)
1995 – Juan Manuel Fangio, Argentinian race car driver (b. 1911)
1996 – Victims of TWA Flight 800
Michel Breistroff, French ice hockey player (b. 1971)
Marcel Dadi, Tunisian-French guitarist (b. 1951)
David Hogan, American composer (b. 1949)
Jed Johnson, American interior designer and director (b. 1948)
Pam Lychner, American real estate agent and activist (b. 1959)
1996 – Chas Chandler, American bass player and producer (The Animals) (b. 1938)
1998 – Lillian Hoban, American author and illustrator (b. 1925)
2000 – Zhao Lirong, Chinese actress (b. 1928)
2001 – Katharine Graham, American publisher (b. 1917)
2002 – Joseph Luns, Dutch politician and Secretary General of NATO (b. 1911)
2003 – David Kelly, Welsh scientist (b. 1944)
2003 – Rosalyn Tureck, American pianist and harpsichord player (b. 1914)
2003 – Walter Zapp, Latvian-Swiss inventor, invented the Minox (b. 1905)
2005 – Laurel Aitken, Cuban singer (b. 1927)
2005 – Geraldine Fitzgerald, Irish-American actress (b. 1913)
2005 – Edward Heath, English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1916)
2005 – Joe Vialls, Australian journalist and theorist (b. 1944)
2006 – Mickey Spillane, American author (b. 1918)
2007 – Jϊlio Redecker, Brazilian politician (b. 1956)
2008 – Larry Haines, American actor (b. 1918)
2009 – Walter Cronkite, American journalist and actor (b. 1916)
2009 – Leszek Kołakowski, Polish historian and philosopher (b. 1927)
2010 – Larry Keith, American actor (b. 1931)
2011 – David Ngoombujarra, Australian actor (b. 1967)
2012 – İlhan Mimaroğlu, Turkish-American composer (b. 1926)
2013 – Henri Alleg, English-French journalist (b. 1921)
2013 – Vincenzo Cerami, Italian screenwriter and producer (b. 1940)
2014 – Victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17
Liam Davison, Australian author (b. 1957)
Shuba Jay, Malaysian actress (b. 1976)
Joep Lange, Dutch physician and academic (b. 1954)
Willem Witteveen, Dutch scholar and politician (b. 1952)
2014 – Henry Hartsfield, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1933)
2014 – Otto Piene, German sculptor and academic (b. 1928)
2014 – J. Sasikumar, Indian actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1928)
2014 – Elaine Stritch, American actress and singer (b. 1925)

Holidays and Observances

Christian feast day:
Alexius of Rome (Western Church)
Cynehelm
Cynllo
Jadwiga of Poland
Martyrs of Compiθgne
Magnus Felix Ennodius
Pavel Peter Gojdič (Greek Catholic Church)
Marcellina
Piatus of Tournai
Romanov sainthood (Russian Orthodox Church)
Speratus and companions
William White (Episcopal Church))
July 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
Constitution Day (South Korea)
Independence Day (Slovakia)
King's Birthday (Lesotho)
World Day for International Justice (International)


 

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