17th JULY ~ HiSTORY ON THiS DAY

JULY 17th ~ This Day in History video by History.com ~ 1955 : Disneyland opened | & more about history on this day in the video… The $17 million Disneyland theme park opened on the 17th July 1955. It was built on 160 acres of former orange groves in Anaheim, California, USA. Disneyland has over 14 million visitors a year, who spend about $3 billion.

MAJOR EVENTS iN HiSTORY ON THiS DAY ~ JULY 17th

  • 1955 ~ Disneyland was opened by Walt Disney.
  • 1981 ~ The Humber Bridge opened by Queen Elizabeth II.
  • 1996 ~ TWA Flight 800 exploded near New York.
  • 2001 ~ Concorde back in service after the July 2000 crash.
  • 2014 ~ Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 shot down in Ukraine.

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PEOPLE BORN ON THiS DAY ~ JULY 17th

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DEATHS ON THiS DAY ~ JULY 17th

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TiMELiNE of HiSTORY ON THiS DAY & PEOPLE BORN on JULY 17th

1429 ~  Charles VII of France was crowned the King of France in the Reims Cathedral after a successful campaign by Joan of Arc, during the Hundred Years’ War.

1717 ~ George Frideric Handel’s Water Music was premiered when King George I of Great Britain sailed down the River Thames with a barge of 50 musicians, including Handel.

1867 ~ Harvard School of Dental Medicine was established in Boston, Massachusetts. It was the first dental school in the U.S. that was affiliated with a university.

1899 ~ NEC Corporation was organized as the first Japanese joint venture with foreign capital.

1917 ~ King George V issued a Proclamation stating that the male line descendants of the British Royal Family will bear the surname Windsor.

1918 ~ The RMS Carpathia, the ship known as the one that rescued the 705 survivors from the RMS Titanic, was sunk off Ireland by the German SM U-55, with 5 lives lost.

1948 ~ The South Korean constitution is proclaimed.

1955 ~ Disneyland was dedicated and opened by Walt Disney in Anaheim, California.

1962 ~ The “Small Boy” test shot Little Feller I became the last atmospheric test detonation at the Nevada National Security Site, during Nuclear weapons testing.

1975 ~ An American Apollo and a Soviet Soyuz spacecraft dock with each other in orbit marked the first ever link-up of this kind between spacecraft from the two nations, during the Apollo–Soyuz Test Project.

1976 ~ East Timor was annexed, and became the 27th province of Indonesia.

1981 ~ The Humber Bridge was opened by Queen Elizabeth II in England, United Kingdom.

1989 ~ The B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber had its first flight.

1996 ~ TWA Flight 800 exploded off the coast of Long Island, New York. The Paris-bound TWA Boeing 747 explosion killed all 230 on board.

1996 ~ The Community of Portuguese Language Countries was founded.

1998 ~ Papua New Guinea undersea earthquake triggered a tsunami and destroyed 10 villages in Papua New Guinea, killing approximately 3,183, with 2,000 or more unaccounted for, and thousands homeless.

1998 ~ A diplomatic conference adopted the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, which established a permanent international court to prosecute individuals for genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and the crime of aggression.

2001 ~ Concorde was brought back in to service, almost a year after the July 2000 crash.

2014 ~ Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (MH17) from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was shot down from the sky near Hrabove in Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine. All 283 passengers and 15 crew members onboard the Boeing 777 aircraft were killed.

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