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 This day in History - July 17
394 Historic Events for July 17
1935

Variety's famous headline "Sticks Nix Hick Pix"

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1936

Military uprising under Gen Franco/begins Spanish civil war

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1936

Carl Hubbell begins winning streak, beating Pittsburgh 6-0

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1937

Jose Ignacio Cabrujas, writer

Birth
1937

Henri-Constant-Gabriel Pierne, composer, dies at 73

Death
1938

Douglas (Wrong Way) Corrigan leaves NY for LA, wound up in Ireland

Event
1938

Stan Bronstein, rocker

Birth
1939

Warwick Hutton, artist

Birth
1939

Spencer Davis, Wales, vocalist (Spencer Davis Group-Gimme Some Lovin)

Birth
1939

22nd PGA Championship: Henry Picard at Pomonok CC Flushing NY

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1940

Phyllis Davis, Port Arthur Tx, actress (Love American Style, Vega$)

Birth
1941

Bob Taylor, cricketer wicket-keeper (too often in Knotty's shadow)

Birth
1941

Daryle Lamonica, Oakland Raider QB (AFL leading passer 1967)

Birth
1941

NY Yankee Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak ends in Cleveland

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1942

3' of rain falls on Pennsylvania, flooding kills 15

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1942

Estimated 34.5" (87.5 cm) of rainfall, Smethport, Pa (state record)

Event
1942

Spencer Davis, rocker (Spencer Davis Group)

Birth
1942

Gale Garnett, Auckland NZ, singer (We'll Sing in the Sunshine)

Birth
1942

Connie Hawkins, Harlem Globetrotter/NBA (Phoenix Suns, ABA MVP 1968)

Birth
1942

Transport nr 6 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany

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1943

RAF bombs Germany rocket base Peenemunde

Event
1944

Hugh Rigby, English portrait painter (King George V 1928-32), dies

Death
1944

Russian troops cross river Bug/march into Poland

Event
1944

2 ammunition ships explodes at Port Chicago, California kills 322

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1944

Mark Burgess, cricketer (NZ batsman of the 70's)

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