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|July 17th, 2007||Event||TAM 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, 2000||Event||An F2 tornado ripped through Guelph, Ontario during the later portions of the evening.|
|July 17th, 1998||Event||Papua 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, 1998||Event||A 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, 1997||Event||The F.W. Woolworth Company closes after 117 years in business.|
|July 17th, 1996||Event||Off the coast of Long Island, New York, a Paris-bound Boeing 747 carrying TWA flight 800 explodes, killing all 230 on board.|
|July 17th, 1989||Event||First flight of the B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber.|
|July 17th, 1981||Event||Hyatt Regency walkway collapse in Kansas City, Missouri killing 114 people and injuring more than 200 caused by structural failure.|
|July 17th, 1979||Event||Nicaraguan president General Anastasio Somoza Debayle resigns and flees to Miami.|
|July 17th, 1976||Event||History of East Timor: East Timor was annexed, and became the 27th province of Indonesia.|
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