July 17 in history: Catherine II becomes tsarina of Russia and more

Updated: Jul 17, 2021, 07:41 AM(IST)

From Disneyland opens in Anaheim, USA to Apollo 18 and Soyuz 19 make 1st US/USSR linkup in space, we've got it all covered!

Let's dive in today's history.

1762

Catherine II becomes tsarina of Russia following the murder of Peter III

(Photograph:WION)

1955

Disneyland opens in Anaheim, USA

(Photograph:WION)

1975

Apollo 18 and Soyuz 19 make 1st US/USSR linkup in space

(Photograph:WION)

2006

7.7 magnitude earthquake caused tsunami in Java, Indonesia kills 668

(Photograph:WION)

2014

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 flying over Ukraine accidentally shot down, kills 298

(Photograph:WION)

Read in App