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July 17 marks a day of eclectic and colorful celebrations, where emojis, luck, art, and sweetness all find a special place in the calendar. From digital expressions to delicious treats, this date invites people to indulge in various forms of joy, each unique in its own right.

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Interesting Facts of July 17th

  1. 1. July 17, 1918, marks a somber moment in history with the execution of the last tsar of Russia, Nicholas II, and his family by Bolsheviks in Yekaterinburg, bringing an end to the three-century-old Romanov dynasty.
  2. 2. Disneyland, the first Disney theme park, opened in Anaheim, California on July 17, 1955. It was the only theme park directly supervised by Walt Disney himself.
  3. 3. July 17, 1975, marks the date of the first international space handshake. The American Apollo and Soviet Soyuz spacecraft docked in orbit during the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, signaling a brief thaw in U.S.-Soviet relations during the Cold War.
  4. 4. The Rome Statute was adopted in 1998 on July 17th, establishing the International Criminal Court (ICC). This treaty has since been critical in efforts to bring war criminals to justice.
  5. 5. The infamous downing of Flight MH17 occurred on July 17, 2014. The Malaysia Airlines plane was shot down over eastern Ukraine amid tensions between Ukraine and Russia, resulting in the loss of all 298 passengers and crew on board.