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17 Jul
2016
Swedish golfer Henrik Stenson won his first major title at the British Open at Royal Troon in Scotland. His score of 264, 20 under par, was the lowest stroke total ever recorded in…Swedish golfer Henrik Stenson won his first major title at the British Open at Royal Troon in Scotland. His score of 264, 20 under par, was the lowest stroke total ever recorded in any major championship
2 years ago
17 Jul
2015
Formula One driver Jules Bianchi died at age 25, nine months after an accident at the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix left him in a comaFormula One driver Jules Bianchi died at age 25, nine months after an accident at the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix left him in a coma
3 years ago
17 Jul
2015
At least 120 people were killed and 130 injured in a suicide bombing in Diyala province in IraqAt least 120 people were killed and 130 injured in a suicide bombing in Diyala province in Iraq
3 years ago
17 Jul
2014
Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 crashed in war-torn eastern Ukraine, likely shot down by a Russian surface-to-air missile. All 298 people on board diedMalaysian Airlines flight MH17 crashed in war-torn eastern Ukraine, likely shot down by a Russian surface-to-air missile. All 298 people on board died
4 years ago
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17 Jul
2013
Same-sex marriage was legalised in England and Wales, clearing the way for the first gay marriages to happen as early as 2014. The bill allowed same-sex couples to marry in both…Same-sex marriage was legalised in England and Wales, clearing the way for the first gay marriages to happen as early as 2014. The bill allowed same-sex couples to marry in both religious and civil ceremonies
5 years ago
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17 Jul
2012
Islamist groups including Ansar Dine and Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb gained control of most cities in northern Mali from Tuareg rebels and imposed strict sharia law across the…Islamist groups including Ansar Dine and Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb gained control of most cities in northern Mali from Tuareg rebels and imposed strict sharia law across the region
6 years ago
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17 Jul
2010
A Swedish diver found 30 bottles of champagne dating from the early 19th century while exploring a shipwreck on the Baltic seabed off the coast of Finland. The wine, including…A Swedish diver found 30 bottles of champagne dating from the early 19th century while exploring a shipwreck on the Baltic seabed off the coast of Finland. The wine, including bottles from Veuve Clicquot and Heidsieck, had been preserved by the dark and cold conditions on the seabed and was still in good condition
8 years ago
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17 Jul
2009
U.S. broadcast journalist Walter Cronkite died. He was best known as anchorman for the CBS Evening News for 19 years from 1962-81, though made his name as one of the top U.S.…U.S. broadcast journalist Walter Cronkite died. He was best known as anchorman for the CBS Evening News for 19 years from 1962-81, though made his name as one of the top U.S. reporters in World War II, covering USAF bombing raids over Germany, Operation Market-Garden, the Battle of the Bulge, and the Nuremberg trials. At CBS, he was often cited in viewer opinion polls as “the most trusted man in America” as he relayed news of key events of the 20th century including the assassination of President Kennedy, the Vietnam War, the Moon landings, Watergate, and the Iran Hostage Crisis
9 years ago
17 Jul
2009
Bombings at the Marriott and Ritz-Carlton Hotels in Jakarta, Indonesia, killed at least nine people and injured at least 50 othersBombings at the Marriott and Ritz-Carlton Hotels in Jakarta, Indonesia, killed at least nine people and injured at least 50 others
9 years ago
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17 Jul
2007
A Brazilian airliner crashed at the country’s busiest airport in the heart of Sao Paulo. The TAM Express Airbus A320 from Porto Alegre skidded off the runway as it landed at…A Brazilian airliner crashed at the country’s busiest airport in the heart of Sao Paulo. The TAM Express Airbus A320 from Porto Alegre skidded off the runway as it landed at Congonhas airport in wet weather, shot over a busy road and exploded in flames after hitting a cargo and fuel depot. All 187 passengers and crew on board TAM Express Airbus A320 were killed, while 12 people died on the ground
11 years ago
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17 Jul
2007
Japan ratified the treaty establishing the International Criminal Court, bringing the number of member states to 105. The ICC is the first full-time global criminal court, set up…Japan ratified the treaty establishing the International Criminal Court, bringing the number of member states to 105. The ICC is the first full-time global criminal court, set up to prosecute individuals for the world’s worst atrocities, genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes
11 years ago
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17 Jul
2006
Over 650 people were killed and over 50,000 displaced when a tsunami struck the Indonesian island of Java. The tsunami was triggered by a 7.7 magnitude undersea earthquake off the…Over 650 people were killed and over 50,000 displaced when a tsunami struck the Indonesian island of Java. The tsunami was triggered by a 7.7 magnitude undersea earthquake off the beach resort of Pangandaran, that caused a 2m-high wave. The disaster came less than two months after a 6.3 magnitude earthquake near the nearby city of Yogyakarta killed more than 5,800 people, and less than two years after 130,000 lost their lives in Indonesia in the Asian tsunami of December 2004
12 years ago
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17 Jul
2006
U.S. crime writer Mickey Spillane, who created the tough private detective Mike Hammer, died at the age of 88. He wrote his first novel, I The Jury, in 1946. In a prolific career…U.S. crime writer Mickey Spillane, who created the tough private detective Mike Hammer, died at the age of 88. He wrote his first novel, I The Jury, in 1946. In a prolific career of more than four decades he wrote around two dozen books, including 12 Mike Hammer novels
12 years ago
17 Jul
2006
The need for air conditioning drove power demands in California to a record high as temperatures soared as high as 125 degrees F (51.6C) in parts of the stateThe need for air conditioning drove power demands in California to a record high as temperatures soared as high as 125 degrees F (51.6C) in parts of the state
12 years ago
17 Jul
2006
Israel extended its air campaign to northernmost Lebanon, killing at least 14 people including nine soldiers, after Hezbollah rockets hit HaifaIsrael extended its air campaign to northernmost Lebanon, killing at least 14 people including nine soldiers, after Hezbollah rockets hit Haifa
12 years ago
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17 Jul
2005
Sir Edward Heath, British prime minister from 1970-74, died aged 89. His premiership is remembered for taking Britain into what was then the European Economic Community, but was…Sir Edward Heath, British prime minister from 1970-74, died aged 89. His premiership is remembered for taking Britain into what was then the European Economic Community, but was blighted at home by industrial unrest and economic difficulties. He never forgave Margaret Thatcher for ousting him as Conservative leader in 1975, refusing to serve in her cabinet. He retired from politics in 2001, after more than 50 years as an MP
13 years ago
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17 Jul
2003
British Prime Minister Tony Blair made a speech to the U.S. Congress in which he said that even if weapons of mass destruction were not found in Iraq, ‘history will forgive’…British Prime Minister Tony Blair made a speech to the U.S. Congress in which he said that even if weapons of mass destruction were not found in Iraq, ‘history will forgive’ the allies because a brutal dictator had been overthrown
15 years ago
17 Jul
2002
Spanish forces evicted a dozen Moroccan soldiers from the disputed islet of Perejil, a small rocky island inhabited only by goats, lying 200m off the Moroccan coastSpanish forces evicted a dozen Moroccan soldiers from the disputed islet of Perejil, a small rocky island inhabited only by goats, lying 200m off the Moroccan coast
16 years ago
17 Jul
2001
Former front-runner Michael Portillo was eliminated from the contest to succeed William Hague as Britain's Conservative Party leaderFormer front-runner Michael Portillo was eliminated from the contest to succeed William Hague as Britain's Conservative Party leader
17 years ago
17 Jul
2001
Pioneering publisher Katherine Graham, long-time editor of the Washington Post, died at the age of 84Pioneering publisher Katherine Graham, long-time editor of the Washington Post, died at the age of 84
17 years ago
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17 Jul
2001
Concorde successfully completed its first supersonic test flight since being grounded a year earlier following a crash near Paris in which 113 people died. The aircraft took off…Concorde successfully completed its first supersonic test flight since being grounded a year earlier following a crash near Paris in which 113 people died. The aircraft took off from London's Heathrow airport and made a three hour 20 minute flight over the Atlantic, during which it reached its top speed of 1,350mph, around twice the speed of sound
17 years ago
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17 Jul
2000
The German government and affected industries agreed to make equal contributions to a $5 billion reparations fund for people forced into slave labour by the Nazis during World War…The German government and affected industries agreed to make equal contributions to a $5 billion reparations fund for people forced into slave labour by the Nazis during World War Two
18 years ago
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17 Jul
1999
Spanish fashion designer Paco Rabanne gave his last fashion show in Paris before fleeing the city, claiming it was about to be destroyed by the Russian space station Mir falling to…Spanish fashion designer Paco Rabanne gave his last fashion show in Paris before fleeing the city, claiming it was about to be destroyed by the Russian space station Mir falling to Earth
19 years ago
17 Jul
1999
As an extensive air and sea search continued for the light plane piloted by John F. Kennedy Jr., debris was washed ashore on Martha's VineyardAs an extensive air and sea search continued for the light plane piloted by John F. Kennedy Jr., debris was washed ashore on Martha's Vineyard
19 years ago
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