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 This day in History - July 17
394 Historic Events for July 17
1987

Iran and France breaks diplomatic relations

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1987

Dow Jones closes above 2,500 (2,510.04) for 1st time

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1987

"Les Miserables," opens at Imperial Theatre, Tokyo

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1988

117th British Golf Open: Seve Ballesteros shoots 273 at Royal Lytham

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1988

Florence Griffith Joyner of USA sets 100m woman's record (10.49)

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1988

Colleen Walker wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic

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1988

4 Billion tv-viewers watch Mandela's 70th Birthday Tribute

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1988

Highest temperature ever recorded in San Francisco, 103øF (39øC)

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1988

Bruiser Brody, wrestler, stabbed to death

Death
1989

Paul McCartney releases "This One"

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1989

Reds reliever Kent Tekulve retires after 1,070 appearances

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1989

1st Test flight of US stealth-bomber

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1990

Minn Twins become 1st team to turn 2 triple plays in a game but lose to Boston Red Sox 1-0

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1990

NY Yankee Deion Sanders hits an inside park homer

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1990

Bernard Cowan, TV announcer, dies of kidney disease at 68

Death
1990

Hussein's Revolutionary Day speech claims Kuwait stole oil from Iraq

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1990

PLO-leader Jasser Arrafat marries Soha Tawil in Tunis

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1992

Slovak parliament asks for self rule

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1993

Vladimir Barmyn, Russian inventor (Stalinorgel), dies at 84

Death
1993

Scott Salmon, US choreographer (La Cage aux Folles), dies at 51

Death
1993

Ineke Shutter, choreography (Black Girl Goes to School), dies at 61

Death
1993

Graeme Obree bicycles world record time, 51,596 km

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1994

S‚bastian Piana, Argentine pianist/tango composer, dies at 91

Death
1994

Jean Borotra, [Flying Basque], Fr tennis star (Davis Cup), dies at 95

Death
1994

123rd British Golf Open: Nick Price shoots a 268 at Turnberry Scotland

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