July 17 in History
What happened on July 17 in history?
A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on july 17 in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened on july 17 in history.?>
Lt. Col. Oliver North and Rear Adm. John Poindexter begin testifying to Congress regarding the Iran-Contra scandal.
Ho Chi Minh orders a partial mobilization of North Vietnam to defend against American airstrikes.
American pilot Francis Gary Powers pleads guilty to spying charges in a Moscow court.
Chinese communists attack the Nationalist army on the Yangtze River.
Field Marshall Erwin Rommel is wounded when an Allied fighter strafes his staff car in France.
U.S. troops under General William R. Shafter take Santiago de Cuba during the Spanish-American War.
Confederate President Jefferson Davis replaces General Joseph E. Johnston with General John Bell Hood in hopes of defeating Union General William T. Sherman outside Atlanta.
Andrew Jackson becomes the governor of Florida.
Napoleon Bonaparte surrenders to the British at Rochefort, France.
The U.S. fleet arrives in Tripoli.
Ottoman forces, supported by the British, capture Aboukir, Egypt from the French.
National Guard troops open fire on a crowd of demonstrators in Paris.
France limits the importation of goods from Britain.
Peter III of Russia is murdered and his wife, Catherine II, takes the throne.
France defeats England at Castillon, France, ending the Hundred Years’ War.