July 17


  • 1944 - Napalm incendiary bombs dropped today 1944. for the first time by American P-38 pilots on a fuel depot at Coutances, near St. Lô, France.
  • 1998 - Biologists reported today 1998, in the journal Science the discovery of the genome sequence for the bacterium that causes Syphilis, Treponema palladium.
  • 2013 - Indian School Poisoned Lunches In the state of Bihar, India, today 2013, 21 children died and more than two dozen others were hospitalized or sickened after eating school lunch tainted with insecticide (organophosphatate). 
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