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On This Day — July 17

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July 17th is the 198th day of the year (199th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 167 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Friday or Sunday (58 in 400 years each) than on Wednesday or Thursday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Monday or Saturday (56).

Important historical events include in 1992 – Queen Elizabeth II officially opened the Manchester Metrolink, the first modern street runninglight rail system in the United Kingdom.

Other historical incidents occurring on the day are in 1944, two ships laden with ammunition for World War II exploded at the Port Chicago Naval Magazine in Port Chicago, California, killing 320 sailors and civilians, and injuring more than 400 others.

Also, in 1453 – The Battle of Castillon, the last conflict of the Hundred Years’ War, ended with the English losing all landholdings in France, except Calais.

Donald Sutherland turns… 82
Profession: The Hunger Games Series Actor
Awards: Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film x2


David Hasselhoff turns… 64

Profession: Baywatch Actor + Superstar in Germany
Awards: N/A


Angela Merkel turns… 63
Profession: Chancellor of Germany
Awards: Recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom


Gavin McInnes turns… 47
Profession: Vice Media Co-Founder + The Gavin McInnes Show Host
Awards: N/A


Mike Vogel turns… 37
Profession: Pan Am Actor
Awards: N/A

Happy Birthday to all July 17th babies from the Gossip Life!

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