On This Day 17 July

Important Days

World Day for International Justice (International)
World Emoji Day (International)

Important Events

2007 – TAM Airlines Flight 3054, an Airbus A320, crashes into a warehouse after landing too fast and missing the end of the São Paulo–Congonhas Airport runway, killing 199 people.
2014 – Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, a Boeing 777, crashes near the border of Ukraine and Russia after being shot down. All 298 people on board are killed.
2014 – A French regional train on the Pau-Bayonne line crashes into a high-speed train near the town of Denguin, resulting in at least 25 injuries.
2015 – At least 120 people are killed and 130 injured by a suicide bombing in Diyala Governorate, Iraq.
2018 – 12 new moons are discovered orbiting Jupiter

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1915 – Bijon Bhattacharya, Indian actor, singer, and screenwriter (d. 1978)

Death/ Death Anniversary

2012 – Marsha Singh, Indian-English politician (b. 1954)