Video: 'Air Crash Investigation Trans World Airlines Flight 800 TWA 800'
(Wednesday, July 17, 1996, 8:31:12 p.m. EDT) — TWA Flight 800, a Europe-bound Boeing 747, exploded and crashed tonight off Long Island, New York, shortly after departing John F. Kennedy International Airport, killing all 230 people on board. Continue reading 230 people killed as TWA Flight 800 explodes off Long Island, New York 20 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (July 17 1996)
Video: 'Montreal 1976 Olympics - Opening Ceremony Highlighhts'
(Saturday, July 17, 1976, 3:00 p.m. EDT) — Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada, officially opened the 1976 Summer Olympics (officially known as the Games of the XXI Olympiad) this afternoon at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, in front of an audience of some 73,000 in the stadium, and an estimated half billion watching on television. Continue reading 1976 Summer Olympics open in Montreal 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (July 17 1976)
Video: 'WWII in Colour: Spanish Civil War' (July 17, 1936, at 1:43)
(Saturday, July 17, 1936) — The Spanish Civil War began today as right-wing army generals launched a coup attempt against the Second Spanish Republic. Continue reading Spanish Civil War begins 80 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (July 17 1936)