BONSERNEWS.com – Many important events in this world happened on July 17th. Some are recorded, some are not recorded. Some of what was recorded later became history to be remembered and used as a lesson for future generations.
Here are seven important events that occurred on July 17 in world history:
1. July 17, 1918
Romanov execution: In Yekaterinburg, Russia, the Romanov Russian royal family, including Tsar Nicholas II, Tsarina Alexandra, and their children, were executed by Bolshevik soldiers.
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2. July 17, 1945
Potsdam Conference: On this date, the Potsdam Conference began in Germany, which involved Allied leaders (Stalin, Churchill, and Truman) discussing plans for the division of Germany after World War II.
3. July 17, 1955
Disneyland Opens: Disneyland theme park in Anaheim, California, United States, is open to the public. This is the first amusement park founded by Walt Disney.
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4. July 17, 1975
Apollo-Soyuz Joint Mission: The United States spacecraft Apollo and the Soviet Union spacecraft Soyuz join forces on the first joint mission in space. This mission aims to enhance cooperation between the two countries.
5. July 17, 1996
TWA Flight 800 Crash: TWA Flight 800, carrying 230 passengers and crew, crashed near Long Island Beach, New York, United States. This accident caused the death of all passengers and crew.