Today in History for 17th July 2018

Historical Events

1596 – At 10:30AM Dutch explorer Willem Barents arrives at Novaya Zemlya
1943 – RAF bombs Germany rocket base Peenemunde
1967 – Race riots in Cairo Illinois
1981 – Fulton County (Atlanta) grand jury indicts Wayne B William 23 year old photographers, for murder of 2 of 28 blacks killed in Atlanta
1994 – 123rd British Golf Open: Nick Price shoots a 268 at Turnberry Scotland
1996 – 230 people die when TWA 800 crashes outside of NYC

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Famous Birthdays

1906 – John Carroll [Julian LaFaye], American actor (Flying Tigers, Go West), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1979)
1934 – Lucio Tan, Chinese Filipino businessman (Philippine Airlines), in Amoy China
1949 – Charlie Steiner, American sports broadcaster
1957 – Bruce Crump, rock drummer (Molly Hatchet)
1960 – Dawn Upshaw, American soprano
1962 – Bill Sage, American actor

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Famous Deaths

1510 – Tree of Commonwealth, beheaded at about 48
1588 – Sinan, Ottoman architect (b. 1489)
1704 – Pierre-Charles Le Sueur, French fur trader and explorer
1887 – Dorothea Dix, American social activist, dies at 85
1993 – Scott Salmon, US choreographer (La Cage aux Folles), dies at 51
2016 – Gary S. Paxton [Larry Wayne Stevens], American musician and songwriter (Monster Mash, Alley Oop), dies at 77

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