Monday, July 17, 2017
History for July 17 - On-This-Day.com
James Cagney 1899, Art Linkletter 1912, Phyllis Diller 1917 - Comedian
Donald Sutherland 1934 - Actor, Diahann Carroll 1935 - Actress, singer, Angela Merkel 1954 - German Chancellor
1212 - The Moslems were crushed in the Spanish crusade.
1453 - France defeated England at Castillon, France, which ended the 100 Years' War.
1867 - Harvard School of Dental Medicine was established in Boston, MA. It was the first dental school in the U.S.
1917 - The British royal family adopted the Windsor name.
1945 - U.S. President Truman, Soviet leader Josef Stalin and British Prime Minister Winston S. Churchill began meeting at Potsdam in the final Allied summit of World War II. During the meeting Stalin made the comment that "Hitler had escaped."
1955 - Disneyland opened in Anaheim, CA.
1975 - An Apollo spaceship docked with a Soyuz spacecraft in orbit. It was the first link up between the U.S. and Soviet Union.
1997 - After 117 years, the Woolworth Corp. closed its last 400 stores.