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It happened on a… July 17

2019

Mexican drug cartel head Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years in New York.

2014

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 is shot down over Eastern Ukraine by a Buk surface-to-air missile launched from pro-Russian separatist-controlled territory, killing all 283 passengers and 15 crew on board.

1976

Queen Elizabeth II officially opens the Montreal Summer Olympic Games in the afternoon, before an enthusiastic crowd of 73,000 at Olympic Stadium.

1972

Bomb placed under a ramp at the Montreal Forum explodes, blowing up an equipment truck and destroying 30 speakers belonging to the Rolling Stones.

1968

The Beatles’ animated film “Yellow Submarine” premieres in London.

1955

Disneyland opened in Anaheim, CA.

1917

The British royal family adopted the Windsor name.

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