Historical Events for 17th July 2018

180 – 6 inhabitants of Carthage, North Africa executed for being Christians. Earliest record of Christianity in this part of the world.
1774 – Captain James Cook arrives in the New Hebrides (Vanuatu)
1934 – Babe Ruth draws his 2,000th base on balls at Cleveland
1950 – Suppression of Communism Act comes into force in South Africa
1952 – Shah of Persia Mohammed Reza Pahlavi names Ghavam Sultaneh premier
1954 – Construction of Disneyland commences
1959 – River Canyon extending man-made Lake Hebgen by 5 miles. (Montana)
1960 – 47th Tour de France won by Gastone Nencini of Italy
1967 – Race riots in Cairo Illinois
1970 – 30,000 attend Randall’s Island Rock Festival, NYC

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