Today in History Historical Events for 17th July 2018 <p><b><a href="">180</a></b> - 6 inhabitants of Carthage, North Africa executed for being Christians. Earliest record of Christianity in this part of the world.<br> <b><a href="">1774</a></b> - Captain James Cook arrives in the New Hebrides (Vanuatu)<br> <b><a href="">1934</a></b> - Babe Ruth draws his 2,000th base on balls at Cleveland<br> <b><a href="">1950</a></b> - Suppression of Communism Act comes into force in South Africa<br> <b><a href="">1952</a></b> - Shah of Persia Mohammed Reza Pahlavi names Ghavam Sultaneh premier<br> <b><a href="">1954</a></b> - Construction of Disneyland commences<br> <b><a href="">1959</a></b> - River Canyon extending man-made Lake Hebgen by 5 miles. (Montana)<br> <b><a href="">1960</a></b> - 47th Tour de France won by Gastone Nencini of Italy<br> <b><a href="">1967</a></b> - Race riots in Cairo Illinois<br> <b><a href="">1970</a></b> - 30,000 attend Randall's Island Rock Festival, NYC</p> <p><a href="">More Historical Events &raquo;</a></p><img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> Tue, 17 Jul 2018 04:03:01 Z 2018-07-17 04:03 +00:00 2018-07-16 23:03 -05:00