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Other Notable Events for July 17

On this date in history:

In 1936, the Spanish Civil War began with an army revolt led by Gen. Francisco Franco.

In 1938, Douglas Corrigan took off from Floyd Bennett Field in New York for a return flight to California but ...

Notable Birthdays for July 17

Those born on this date include:

- English clergyman and author Isaac Watts in 1674
- financier John Jacob Astor in 1763
- mystery writer Erle Stanley Gardner in 1889
- actor James Cagney in 1899
- TV personality ...

Astronomy

Today is Thursday, July 17, the 198th day of 2014 with 167 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Mercury, Neptune, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars and Saturn.