Quite an interesting array of events for today!
July 17, 1328 – Joan, daughter of Edward II, married David II of Scotland
July 17, 1453 - The Hundred Years' War between France and England came to an end with the defeat of the English at the Battle of Castillon.
July 17, 1762 - Catherine II (Catherine the Great) becomes tsar of Russia upon the murder of her husband Peter III.
July 17, 1917 – The House of Windsor (the current royal house) was established by royal proclamation, issued by George V.
July 17, 1918 - Nicholas II and his family were executed by firing squad in their prison in Yekaterinburg.
July 17, 1918 - The RMS Carpathia, the ship that rescued the Titanic survivors, is sunk off Ireland by a German U-boat.
July 17, 1998 - The remains of Nicholas II, his family, and the servants murdered are buried the Fortress of St. Peter and St. Paul in St. Petersburg, the traditional burial place of the Romanovs.