What happened this day in history July 17

What are the important events that happened on July 17? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

July 17: Facts & Myths About This Day

July 17 is the 198th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 167 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is July 4, 2022 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 27,633,600 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectaenneacontaoctagon’ day.

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Cancer is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Ruby is the modern birthstone for this month. Ruby is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 189 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 3,495 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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July 17 Historical Events

  • 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.
  • 1402
    Zhu Di, better known by his era name as the Yongle Emperor, assumes the throne over the Ming Dynasty of China.
  • 1917
    King 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.
  • 1936
    Spanish Civil War: An Armed Forces rebellion against the recently-elected leftist Popular Front government of Spain starts the civil war.
  • 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 St. Lô, France.
  • 1948
    The South Korean constitution is proclaimed.
  • 1955
    Disneyland is dedicated and opened by Walt Disney in Anaheim, California.
  • 1976
    History of East Timor: East Timor is annexed, and becomes the 27th province of Indonesia.
  • 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.

Who were born on July 17?

  • 1774
    John Wilbur, American religious leader, Quaker minister (d. 1856)
  • 1853
    Alexius Meinong, Austrian philosopher (d. 1920)
  • 1917
    Phyllis Diller, American comedienne
  • 1944
    Carlos Alberto, Brazilian football player
  • 1944
    Mark Burgess, New Zealand Cricketer
  • 1956
    Bryan Trottier, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1963
    Regina Belle, Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter
  • 1972
    Donny Marshall, American basketball player
  • 1977
    Lehmber Hussainpuri, Famous Indian Singer
  • 1979
    Mike Vogel, American actor

Who died on July 17?

  • 1453
    Dmitry Shemyaka, Grand Prince of Moscow 1445, 1446-1447, poisoned in Veliky Novgorod by Vasily Tyomny’s agents
  • 1791
    Martin Dobrizhoffer, Austrian Jesuit missionary (b. 1717)
  • 1793
    Charlotte Corday, French aristocrat and murderer (b. 1768)
  • 1845
    Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1764)
  • 1893
    Frederick A. Johnson, American politician (b. 1833)
  • 1918
    Family of Emperor Nicholas II Alexandrovich (b. 1868): Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna (b. 1901)
  • 1967
    John Coltrane, American musician (b. 1926)
  • 1996
    Chas Chandler, bass guitarist (The Animals), record producer and manager (b. 1938)
  • 2005
    Laurel Aitken, Jamaican singer (b. 1927)
  • 2009
    Leszek Kołakowski, Polish philosopher (b. 1927)

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