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Twelve inhabitants of Scillium in North Africa are executed for being Christians. This is the earliest record of Christianity in that part of the world. (17. July 180)

The Fourth Crusade captures Constantinople by assault. The Byzantine emperor Alexios III Angelos flees from his capital into exile. (17. July 1203)

Zhu Di, better known by his era name as the Yongle Emperor, assumes the throne over the Ming Dynasty of China. (17. July 1402)

Hundred Years' War – Charles VII of France is crowned the King of France in the Reims Cathedral after a successful campaign by Joan of Arc (17. July 1429)

Battle of Castillon: The last battle of Hundred Years' War, the French under Jean Bureau defeat the English under the Earl of Shrewsbury, who is killed in the battle in Gascony. (17. July 1453)

King George I of Great Britain sails down the River Thames with a barge of 50 musicians, where George Frideric Handel's Water Music is premiered. (17. July 1717)

Catherine II becomes tsar of Russia upon the murder of Peter III of Russia. (17. July 1762)

Bloody Falls Massacre: Chipewyan chief Matonabbee, traveling as the guide to Samuel Hearne on his Arctic overland journey, massacres a group of unsuspecting Inuit. (17. July 1771)

Members of the French National Guard under the command of General Lafayette open fire on a crowd of radical Jacobins at the Champ de Mars, Paris, during the French Revolution, killing as many as 50 people. (17. July 1791)

The sixteen Carmelite Martyrs of Compiègne are executed 10 days prior to the end of the French Revolution's Reign of Terror. (17. July 1794)

The Great Train Wreck of 1856 in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, kills over 60 people. (17. July 1856)

Harvard School of Dental Medicine is established in Boston, Massachusetts. It is the first dental school in the U.S. that is affiliated with a university. (17. July 1867)

NEC Corporation is organized as the first Japanese joint venture with foreign capital. (17. July 1899)

King George V issues a Proclamation stating that the male line descendants of the British Royal Family will bear the surname Windsor. (17. July 1917)

Emperor Nicholas II of Russia and his immediate family and retainers are murdered by Bolshevik Chekists at the Ipatiev House in Yekaterinburg, Russia. (17. July 1918)

The RMS Carpathia, the ship that rescued the 705 survivors from the RMS Titanic, is sunk off Ireland by the German SM U-55; 5 lives are lost. (17. July 1918)

Altona Bloody Sunday: A riot between the Nazi Party paramilitary forces, the SS and SA, and the German Communist Party ensues. (17. July 1932)

After successfully crossing the Atlantic Ocean, the Lithuanian research aircraft Lituanica crashes in Europe under mysterious circumstances. (17. July 1933)

Spanish Civil War: An Armed Forces rebellion against the recently elected leftist Popular Front government of Spain starts the civil war. (17. July 1936)

Douglas Corrigan takes off from Brooklyn to fly the "wrong way" to Ireland and becomes known as "Wrong Way" Corrigan. (17. July 1938)

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