Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/July 17

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This is a list of selected July 17 anniversaries that appears on the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial, or on a day that is or soon will be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only 5–6 events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is not generally posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled July 17, 2019 featured article or the July 17, 2019 featured picture.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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Feast day of the Scillitan Martyrs (Roman Catholic Church); date not cited
Yama-boko Junkō in Kyoto, Japan one source, no footnotes
1762Peter III was killed while in custody at Ropsha, a few days after he was deposed as Emperor of Russia and replaced by his wife Catherine the Great. Peter: neutrality issues; Catherine: refimprove section
1867 - In Boston, the Harvard School of Dental Medicine was established as the first university-based dental school in the United States. refimprove section
1899 – The Nippon Electric Company was founded as the first Japanese joint venture with foreign capital. lead too short
1918Russian Revolution: Bolsheviks executed Tsar Nicholas II and his family at Yekaterinburg. Anastasia Nikolaevna is TFA for 2018
1938 – American aviator Douglas Corrigan earned the nickname "Wrong Way" after he flew east from Brooklyn, New York City, to County Dublin, Ireland, when he intended to go west to Long Beach, California. needs more footnotes
1951 - After a protracted political crisis and the abdication of his predecessor, Baudouin became the fifth King of the Belgians. unreferenced section
1955Disneyland, the only theme park to be designed and built under the direct supervision of Walt Disney, opened in Anaheim, California, during a televised ceremony. needs more footnotes
1968 – Led by Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr, the Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party overthrew Iraqi President Abdul Rahman Arif. unreferenced section
1973Mohammed Zahir Shah, the last King of Afghanistan, was ousted in a coup by his cousin Mohammed Daoud Khan while in Italy undergoing eye surgery. refimprove section
1998 – Biologists reported in the journal Science how they sequenced the genome of Treponema pallidum, the bacterium that causes syphilis. Tagged with {{expand}}, date not in article, unreferenced section
2009 – Two suicide bombers detonated themselves at two separate hotels in Jakarta, Indonesia. refimprove section
Berenice Abbott (b. 1898) refimprove sections
Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia (d. 1918) TFA for 2018

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July 17: Constitution Day in South Korea (1948)

Churchill, Truman, and Stalin at the Potsdam Conference
Churchill, Truman, and Stalin at the Potsdam Conference

Dorothea Dix (d. 1887) · Carlos Manuel Arana Osorio (b. 1918) · Wong Kar-wai (b. 1958)

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