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Historical Events In August - 17

Monday, 23 May 2022

1865  Johann Nepomuk Poissl, composer, dies at 82 on August - 17.  

1866  On this day in history bathe & Prussia signs peace treaty  

1869  On August - 17 the first international boat race (Thames River) (Oxford beats Harvard)  

1869  1st international boat race (Thames River, Oxford beats Harvard) on August - 17.  

1870  Mrs Esther Morris becomes 1st woman magistrate (South Pass, Wyoming) on this day in history.  

1870  On this day in history the first ascent of Mt Rainier, Washington  

1870  Western Australia is granted representative government on this day in history.  

1870  On this day in history 1st ascent of Mt Rainier, Washington  

1870  Frederick Russell, developed 1st successful typhoid fever vaccine on August - 17.  

1876  Opera "Götterdämmerung" premieres in Bayreuth on August - 17.  

1876  On August - 17 eric Drummond, 1st Secretary-General of League of Nations (1919-33)  

1877  Asaph Hall discovers Mars' moon Phobos on August - 17.  

1878  On August - 17 reg Duff, cricketer (Australian bat, century on debut 1902)  

1878  On August - 17 richard Upjohn, US architect, died  

1879  Ferdinand de Lesseps forms French Panama Canal Company on August - 17.  

1880  On August - 17 leo Ascher, composer  

1880  Ole Bull, composer, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

1882  On this day in history samuel Goldwyn, [Goldfish], movie producer (MGM)  

1883  On this day in history the first public performance of the Dominican Republic's national anthem, Himno Nacional.  

1885  On August - 17 clara [G Meijer-]Wichmann, German anarchists/feminist (Wife & society)  

1887  On this day in history charles I, last emperor of Austria-Hungary (1916-18)  

1887  Franz Commer, composer, dies at 74 on this day in history.  

1888  Monty Wooley, NYC, actor (Pied Piper, Man Who Came to Dinner) on this day in history.  

1888  James Jameson, British nature investigator (Congo), dies on this day in history.  

1889  Ernst Franck, German composer/conductor, dies at 42 on August - 17.  

1890  Harry L Hopkins, US politician (Loan & Lease law) on August - 17.  

1891  On August - 17 1st public bathhouse with showers opens in NYC (People's Bath)  

1892  On August - 17 the birth of Mae West, American actress  

1892  Russian/French generals Obruchev/Boisdeffre signs Duple Alliance on August - 17.  

1893  On August - 17 aleksei N Apuchtin, Russian poet (Stichotvorenia), dies at 52[NS=8/29]  

1894  Phils get 36 hits, Sam Thompson hits for cycle beating Louisville 29-4 on August - 17.  

1894  Erik A Blomberg, Swedish art historian/poet/author (Jorden) on this day in history.  

1896  Gold discovered in the Yukon Territory, Canada on August - 17.  

1896  Gold is discovered on Klondike River on August - 17.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 17

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1473  On August - 17 birth of richard, Duke of York (d. 1483?)  

1578  Francesco Albani, Italian painter (d. 1660) was born on this day in history.  

1586  On this day in history birth of johann V Andreae, German vicar/writer (Christenburg)  

1601  On August - 17 birth of pierre de Fermat, mathematician who needed wider margins [or Aug 20]  

1629  On this day in history birth of king John III of Poland (d. 1696)  

1686  Nicola Antonio Porpora, composer was born on August - 17.  

1720  Charles D J Eisen, French engraver/painter (Contes de La Fontaine) was born on this day in history.  

1753  Josef Dobrovský, Czech linguist (d. 1828) was born on August - 17.  

Famous Deaths In August - 17

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0754  On this day in history karloman, abbot of Monte cassino, dies at >39  

1153  Death of Eustace IV of Boulogne, son of Stephen of England (b. 1130) on this day in history.  

1304  On this day in history death of emperor Go-Fukakusa of Japan (b. 1243)  

1464  Nikolaus von Cusa, German theologist/mathematician/philosopher, dies on August - 17.  

1510  Death of Edmund Dudley, English treasurer, beheaded on August - 17.  

1536  Death of Pietersz, book publisher (Kersten Knight on this day in history.  

1553  On August - 17 charles III, Duke of Savoy, dies  

1635  Francisco de Moncada, Spanish earl of Osuna, dies at 48 on this day in history.  

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