On This Day In History, 17 July

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World Events Today

  • George V, the King of the United Kingdom, issued a royal proclamation today in 1917, it confirmed the British Royal family name change from the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, to Windsor
  • The American heavy strategic bomber, “The Stealth Bomber”, made its maiden flight today in 1989
  • In New York, the Mexican drug lord “El Chapo” was finally sentenced to life in prison today in 2019, he was also ordered to forfeit over 12.6 billion US Dollars

Entertainment Events Today

  • George Frideric Handel’s Water Music premiered today in 1717, on the River Thames in London
  • The animated movie The Yellow Submarine, inspired by the music of the Beatles, was released in the United Kingdom today in 1968
  • Brazil beat Italy 3-2 on penalties today in 1994, to win the 15th FIFA World Cup Final in the United States

Family Events Today

  • The English comedian and actor Tim Brooke-Taylor, OBE, member of The Goodies, was born today in 1940 in Derbyshire
  • Camilla Rosemary Shand, better known as Camilla Parker Bowles and now Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, the second wife of Charles, Prince of Wales, was born today in 1947 in London
  • The American actor David Hasselhoff, Michael Knight in Knight Rider and Mitch Buchannon in Baywatch, was born today in 1952 in Baltimore

Main Event Today

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Tattoo Day

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