On a day like today, May 17th, but 1927, King Alfonso XIII signature Royal decree for the construction of the university city in MadridIn light of the need to modernize and focus the various colleges and schools. Inspired by the ideal of a university campus that once existed in the United States, it was located in one of the recreational areas ceded by Alfonso XIII, La Moncloa, where the funded business began with money collected from the 1928 lottery and individuals’ money.
Also on May 17, 2011 Queen Elizabeth II, Accompanied by Prince Philip, Prince of Edinburgh, she is visiting the Republic of Ireland for the first time since its independence. At the invitation of the President of Ireland, Mary McAleese, with the aim of strengthening bilateral relations after the signing of the Peace Agreement on Good Friday (1998), which put an end to thirty years of bloody conflict in the British province. Although the Sinn Fein, the political arm of the inactive IRA, did not welcome the trip, it was well received by the residents.
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What happened on May 17th?
1856: In Spain, Queen Elizabeth II establishes the Order of Charity, in the form of a civilian award, to reward extraordinary services performed around public disasters.
1924: The new FC Madrid sports stadium has opened, on the Chamartín motorway, where the Santiago Bernabéu stadium will later be built.
1943: World War II: The British Air Force, the British Air Force, bombed Germany’s industrial heartland by destroying three dams in the Ruhr Valley.
1946: Romanian dictator Marshal Ion Antonescu was sentenced to death.
1973: The Senate Watergate Committee begins its nationwide televised hearings.
1990: The World Health Organization (WHO) removes homosexuality from the list of mental illnesses.
1992: Pope John Paul II canonizes Josemaria Escriva, founder of Opus Dei.
2000: Scientists Luc Montagnier and Robert Gallo were awarded the Prince of Asturias Prize for Scientific and Technical Research for their discovery of the AIDS virus.
2015: The Islamic State (IS) controls the Iraqi city of Ramadi.
2019Taiwan became the first country in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage.
Who was born on May 17th?
1806: Pascual Madoz, author of The Geographical, Statistical and Historical Dictionary of Spain.
1845: Jacinto Verdaguerre, Spanish poet in Catalan.
1864: Melquides Alvarez, Spanish jurist and politician.
1886: Alfonso of Bourbon and Habsburg-Lorraine, Alfonso XIII of Spain, king.
1911: Alfredo Mayo, Spanish actor.
1935: Rafael Canojar, Spanish painter and academic.
1936: Dennis Hopper, American filmmaker.
1942: Ramon Sanchez Ocaña, Spanish journalist.
[1945:[1945: Tony Roach, Australian tennis player.
1961: Enya, Irish singer.
1969: Juan Laneras, Spanish cyclist.
1971: Máxima Zorreguieta, wife of the Queen of the Netherlands (wife of King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands), is of Argentine descent.
Who died on May 17th?
1510: Alessandro Botticelli, Italian painter.
1727: Catherine I of Russia, wife of Peter I the Great.
1838: Charles Maurice de Talleyrand Peregord, French politician and diplomat.
1987: Karl Gunnar Myrdal, Swedish economist.
1990: Antonio Puigvert, Spanish urologist.
2002: Ladislao Kupala, Hungarian football player and coach, Spanish nationalist.
2004: Tony Randall, American actor.
2009: Mario Benedetti, Uruguayan writer.
2012: Donna Summer, American singer.
2013: JJorge Rafael Videla, former Argentine dictator.
2018: Ramon Villa, bullfighting surgeon, Spanish.
What is celebrated on May 17th?
Today, May 17, World Internet Day; World Telecommunication and Information Society Day; World Recycling Day; World Hypertension Day and International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Fearlessness.
Your horoscope for May 17
Those born on May 17th belong to Taurus sign.
Santoral May 17
Today, May 17, Santos Pascual Bellon, Pablo, Adrion and Hiradio.
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