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 On This Day 17th July in Irish History

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PostSubject: On This Day 17th July in Irish History   Thu Jul 17, 2008 3:03 pm

1917- King George V proclaims that the family name is changed from Saxe-Coburg-Gotha to Windsor.



1918-RMS Carpathia is sunk by a German submarine in the Irish Sea. The Carpathia was the ship that came to the rescue of the Titanic’s survivors.



1936- The Spanish Civil War began with a military rebellion against the new left-wing government.



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1935- George William Russell.



2005- Geraldine Fitzgerald, actress, died in New York. She was born in Wicklow in 1913.
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