THIS DAY IN HIS­TORY

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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.

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