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 This day in History - July 17
394 Historic Events for July 17
1952

Shah of Persia named Ghavam Sultaneh premier

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1953

Maude K Adams, US actress (Little Minister), dies

Death
1953

Bernhard van den Sigtenhorst Meyer, composer, dies at 65

Death
1954

1st major league game where majority of team is black (Dodgers)

Event
1954

Construction begins on Disneyland. . .

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1954

Theodor Heuss re-elected president of West Germany

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1954

Dirk B Nanninga, painter, dies at 85

Death
1955

Disneyland opens its doors in rural Orange County

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1955

Arco Idaho becomes 1st US city lit by nuclear power

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1955

Bronislaw Zygmunt Szulc, composer, dies at 73

Death
1956

Bryan Trottier, Val Marie Sask, NHL Center (NY Islanders)

Birth
1957

Bruce Crump, rock drummer (Molly Hatchet)

Birth
1957

John Coltrane, rocker, dies of cancer at 30

Death
1958

US performs atmospheric nuclear Test at Enwetak

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1958

Peter Shaffer's "Five Finger Exercise," premieres in London

Event
1958

King Hussein declares himself head of Jordan/Iraqi federation

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1958

Belinda Carlisle, LA Calif, rock vocalist (Go-Go's-Vacation)

Birth
1959

Billie Holiday, jazz singer, dies of drug OD at 44

Death
1959

Dr Leakey discovers oldest human skull (600,000 years old)

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1959

Tibet abolishes serfdom

Event
1959

Janet Lynn Kavandi, Springfield Mo, PhD/astronaut (sk:STS 91)

Birth
1959

River Canyon extending man-made Lake Hebgen by 5 miles. (Montana)

Event
1959

Henri Pourrat, French writer (Le chasseur de la nuit), dies

Death
1959

Ernest Bloch, Swiss/US composer (Macbeth), dies at 78

Death
1959

2,000 ft long by 1,300 foot wide section of ridge falls into Madis

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