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July 17th, 2007EventTAM Airlines (TAM Linhas Aereas) Flight 3054 crashed upon landing during rain in Sao Paulo. This is Brazil s deadliest aviation accident to date with an estimated 199 deaths.
July 17th, 2000EventAn F2 tornado ripped through Guelph, Ontario during the later portions of the evening.
July 17th, 1998EventPapua New Guinea earthquake: A tsunami triggered by an undersea earthquake destroys 10 villages in Papua New Guinea killing an estimated 3,183, leaving 2,000 more unaccounted for and thousands more homeless.
July 17th, 1998EventA diplomatic conference adopts the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, establishing a permanent international court to prosecute individuals for genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and the crime of aggression.
July 17th, 1997EventThe F.W. Woolworth Company closes after 117 years in business.
July 17th, 1996EventOff the coast of Long Island, New York, a Paris-bound Boeing 747 carrying TWA flight 800 explodes, killing all 230 on board.
July 17th, 1989EventFirst flight of the B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber.
July 17th, 1981EventHyatt Regency walkway collapse in Kansas City, Missouri killing 114 people and injuring more than 200 caused by structural failure.
July 17th, 1979EventNicaraguan president General Anastasio Somoza Debayle resigns and flees to Miami.
July 17th, 1976EventHistory of East Timor: East Timor was annexed, and became the 27th province of Indonesia.

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