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17 July

Dates in History
1916—Birthday of the Russian Sea Aviation.
On the 17th of July in 1916 Russian pilots won their first victory against the German ones in the air battle.

1846—Nikolay Miklukho-Maklay, ethnographer and traveller, is born.
In 1870-1980 Nikolay Miklukho-Maklay studied native population of South-East Asia, Australia and Oceania, giving much attention to the Papuans of the northeast coast of the New Guinea, which is now named after him.

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