General Events on July 17

521 :Magnus Felix Ennodius, bishop and Latin poet (b. 474)
656 :Uthman ibn Affan, Third Caliph, assassinated.
924 :King Edward the Elder of England
1070 :Baldwin VI, Count of Flanders (b. 1030)
1453 :John Talbot, 1st Earl of Shrewsbury, English military leader
1531 :Hosokawa Takakuni, Japanese military commander (b. 1484)
1566 :Bartolomé de Las Casas, Spanish priest (b. 1484)
1571 :Georg Fabricius, German poet and historian (b. 1516)
1588 :Sinan, Ottoman architect (b. 1489)
1645 :Robert Carr, 1st Earl of Somerset, Scottish politician
1704 :Pierre-Charles Le Sueur, French fur trader and explorer
1709 :Robert Bolling, English settler in Virginia (b. 1646)
1787 :Maria Magdalena Keverich, Ludwig van Beethoven's mother (b. 1744)
1790 :Adam Smith, Scottish economist and philosopher (b. 1723)
1791 :Martin Dobrizhoffer, Austrian Jesuit missionary (b. 1717)
1793 :Charlotte Corday, French aristocrat and murderer (b. 1768)
1794 :John Roebuck, British inventor (b. 1718)
1845 :Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1764)
1878 :Aleardo Aleardi, Italian poet (b. 1812)
1881 :Jim Bridger, American mountain man, Indian fighter, and explorer (b. 1804)
1885 :Jean-Charles Chapais, Canadian politician (b. 1811)
1887 :Dorothea Dix, french social activist (b. 1802)
1893 :Frederick A. Johnson, American politician (b. 1833)
1894 :Charles-Marie-René Leconte de Lisle, French poet (b. 1818)
1894 :Josef Hyrtl, Austrian anatomist (b. 1810)
1907 :Hector Malot, French writer (b. 1830)
1912 :Henri Poincaré, French mathematician (b. 1854)
1918 :(N.S.) - Family of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia (b. 1868)
1918 :Grand Duchess Anastasia (b. 1901)
1918 :Grand Duchess Maria (b. 1899)
1918 :Grand Duchess Olga (b. 1895)
1918 :Grand Duchess Tatiana (b. 1897)
1918 :Tsarevich Alexei (b. 1904)
1918 :Tsaritsa Alexandra Fyodorovna (b. 1872)
1928 :Giovanni Giolitti, Italian statesman (b. 1842)
1935 :George William Russell, Irish nationalist, poet and artist (b. 1867)
1944 :William James Sidis, gifted mathematician and child prodigy (b. 1898)
1945 :Ernst Busch, German field marshal (b. 1885)
1946 :General Dragoljub Mihailovic, commandant of the Yugoslav Royal Army in the Fatherland (b. 1893)
1950 :Evangeline Booth, the 4th General of The Salvation Army (b. 1865)
1959 :Billie Holiday, American singer (b. 1915)
1959 :Eugene Meyer, American businessman and newspaper publisher (b. 1875)
1961 :Ty Cobb, baseball player (b. 1886)
1967 :John Coltrane, American musician (b. 1926)
1974 :Dizzy Dean, Major League baseball pitcher (b. 1910)
1975 :Konstantine Gamsakhurdia, Georgian writer and public benefactor (b. 1893)
1980 :Boris Delaunay, Russian mathematician (b. 1890)
1987 :Yujiro Ishihara, Japanese actor (b. 1934)
1988 :Bruiser Brody, professional wrestler (b. 1946)
1995 :Juan Manuel Fangio, Argentinian race car driver (b. 1911)
1996 :Chas Chandler, bass guitarist (The Animals), record producer and manager (b. 1938)
2001 :Katharine Graham, American publisher (b. 1917)
2003 :David Kelly, Welsh UN weapons inspector (b. 1944)
2003 :Rosalyn Tureck, American pianist and harpsichordist (b. 1914)
2004 :Pat Roach, British professional wrestler and actor (b. 1937)
2005 :Edward Heath, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1916)
2005 :Gavin Lambert, British-born screenwriter (b. 1924)
2005 :Geraldine Fitzgerald, Irish-born actress (b. 1913)
2005 :Joe Vialls, Australian writer (b. 1944)
2005 :Laurel Aitken, Jamaican singer (b. 1927)
2006 :Mickey Spillane, American author (b. 1918)
2006 :Sam Myers, American musician and songwriter (b. 1936)
2007 :Júlio Redecker, Brazilian Politician (b. 1956)



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