Today in WW II: 17 Jul 1936 General Francisco Franco stages a military revolt in Spain precipitating the Spanish Civil War. Nazi Germany supports Franco. More 
17 Jul 1944 Protected by the Royal Canadian Navy, the largest shipping convoy of WW II embarks from Halifax, Nova Scotia.
17 Jul 1944 Disaster at the Port Chicago Naval Magazine, CA, where the munitions ship SS E.A. Bryan, explodes killing 320, injuring almost 400 more, many of them African-American stevedores.
17 Jul 1945 Potsdam Conference with Truman, Stalin, Churchill [17 Jul-2 Aug].
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Honda 250cc Military Motorcycle

Honda military 250 cc dirt bike.  Photo: Courtesy of Paul E. Schwartz
Honda military 250 cc dirt bike. Photo: Courtesy of Paul E. Schwartz.

Honda military 250 cc dirt bike.  Photo: Courtesy of Neil C. Harris
Honda military 250 cc dirt bike. Photo: Courtesy of Neil C. Harris.

Honda military 250 cc dirt bike.  Photo: Courtesy of Neil C. Harris
Honda military 250 cc dirt bike. Photo: Courtesy of Neil C. Harris.

Honda military 250 cc dirt bike.  Photo: Courtesy of Neil C. Harris
Honda military 250 cc dirt bike. Photo: Courtesy of Neil C. Harris.

Honda military 250 cc dirt bike.  Photo: Courtesy of Neil C. Harris
Honda military 250 cc dirt bike. Photo: Courtesy of Neil C. Harris.