Today in History – July 17

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Today in History – July 17

On July 17, 1754, King’s College opened in New York City. The Anglican academy would later grow into the venerable Columbia University. Continue reading.

The Spanish Civil War began on July 17, 1936 as a series of right-wing insurrections within the military, staged against the constitutional government of the five-year-old Second Spanish Republic. Continue reading.

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