17 July

17 July

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about July 17th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about July 17th in history!

Global Celebrations

  • World Day for International Justice
  • Yellow Pig Day
  • National Peach Ice Cream Day
  • National Tattoo Day
  • World Emoji Day

Historic Events

1981: The lobby of the Kansas City Hyatt Regency Hotel after the fourth-floor walkway suddenly collapsed onto the second-floor walkway suspended from it causing both of them to crash into the crowded dance floor, killing 114 and injuring 216. July 17, 1981.

1959: Mary Leakey discovered ancient skull remains in Tanzania, Africa. This was the discovery of a new species of human-like creatures, Paranthropus boisei. Research revealed the fossils were more than 3.75 million years old and were of an extinct ape, which is now believed to be an ancestor of humans.

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