This Day in History on 17 July

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including that of the IAS Exam.

On this page, we will list all historical events that have occurred on 17 July. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

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)

Futher Reading

Month-wise This Day in History