On This Day: July 17th
This is 199th day of the year and 167 days remain in the year.
Spain surrendered to the United States at Santiago, Cuba, ending the Spanish-American War.
The last Russian Czar Nicholas II was buried 80 years after he and his family were executed by the Bolsheviks.
July 17 BirthdaysElbridge GerryPronunciation: [ger´E]
1744–1814, American statesman, Vice President of the United States, born in Marblehead, Mass.
John Jacob Astormerchant
Erle Stanley Gardnerdetective-story writer