THIS DAY IN HISTORY
Today is Monday, July 17, the 198th day of 2017. There are 167 days left in the year.
IN THE NATION
1967: After seven dates, Jimi Hendrix quit as the opening act for the Monkees after a concert at Forest Hills Stadium in New York. (Although greatly admired by the Monkees, Hendrix had received a less-than-enthusiastic reception from their fans.) IN THE WORLD
2014: All 298 passengers and crew aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 were killed when the Boeing 777 was shot down over rebel-held eastern Ukraine.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
Actor Donald Sutherland is 85. Sportscaster Verne Lundquist is 77. Camilla, duchess of Cornwall, is 70. Musician Terry “Geezer” Butler is 68. Actor David Hasselhoff is 65. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is 63. Television producer Mark Burnett is 57. Country singer Luke Bryan is 41. Hockey player Marc Savard is 40.