July 17, 2018
Today is 198th day of the year
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Births Today

  • 1763 - "John Jacob Astor, US millionaire founder of the Astor family"
  • 1889 - "Erle Stanley Gardner, American novelist"
  • 1899 - "James Cagney, American film actor"
  • 1935 - "Donald Sutherland, Canadian born actor"
  • 1940 - "Tim Brooke-Taylor, Comedian"
  • 1942 - "Peter Sissons, Newsreader"
  • 1948 - "Wayne Sleep, British dancer"
  • 1953 - "David Hasslehoff, American television actor"
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events today

  • 1841 - Punch magazine was published in Britain for the first time
  • 1917 - The British royal family changed their name to 'House of Windsor'
  • 1955 - Disneyland in California was opened
  • 1958 - British troops were sent to Jordan to deal with unrest there
  • 1959 - "Billy Holiday, the famous American singer, died"
  • 1974 - A terrorist bomb exploded in London's Tower of London
  • 1975 - "The US & USSR linked up in space, with the Apollo Soyuz mission"
  • 1980 - A miliatry coup was staged in Bolivia
  • 1981 - "The Queen officially opened the Humber Estuary Bridge, the largest of its kind"
  • 1994 - Part of comet Shoemaker-Levy crashed into the planet Jupiter
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