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Historical Events In August - 17

Wednesday, 23 September 2020

1865  On this day in history johann Nepomuk Poissl, composer, dies at 82  

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

1869  On this day in history the first international boat race (Thames River) (Oxford beats Harvard)  

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

1870  On August - 17 mrs Esther Morris becomes 1st woman magistrate (South Pass, Wyoming)  

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 this day in history.  

1876  Opera "Götterdämmerung" premieres in Bayreuth on this day in history.  

1876  Eric Drummond, 1st Secretary-General of League of Nations (1919-33) on this day in history.  

1877  On August - 17 asaph Hall discovers Mars' moon Phobos  

1878  Reg Duff, cricketer (Australian bat, century on debut 1902) on this day in history.  

1878  Richard Upjohn, US architect, died on this day in history.  

1879  On August - 17 ferdinand de Lesseps forms French Panama Canal Company  

1880  On August - 17 leo Ascher, composer  

1880  Ole Bull, composer, dies at 70 on August - 17.  

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

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

1885  Clara [G Meijer-]Wichmann, German anarchists/feminist (Wife & society) on this day in history.  

1887  Charles I, last emperor of Austria-Hungary (1916-18) on this day in history.  

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

1888  On this day in history monty Wooley, NYC, actor (Pied Piper, Man Who Came to Dinner)  

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

1889  On August - 17 ernst Franck, German composer/conductor, dies at 42  

1890  Harry L Hopkins, US politician (Loan & Lease law) on this day in history.  

1891  1st public bathhouse with showers opens in NYC (People's Bath) on this day in history.  

1892  The birth of Mae West, American actress on this day in history.  

1892  Russian/French generals Obruchev/Boisdeffre signs Duple Alliance on this day in history.  

1893  Aleksei N Apuchtin, Russian poet (Stichotvorenia), dies at 52[NS=8/29] on this day in history.  

1894  On this day in history phils get 36 hits, Sam Thompson hits for cycle beating Louisville 29-4  

1894  Erik A Blomberg, Swedish art historian/poet/author (Jorden) on August - 17.  

1896  On August - 17 gold discovered in the Yukon Territory, Canada  

1896  On August - 17 gold is discovered on Klondike River  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 17

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1473  Richard, Duke of York (d. 1483?) was born on this day in history.  

1578  On this day in history birth of francesco Albani, Italian painter (d. 1660)  

1586  On August - 17 birth of johann V Andreae, German vicar/writer (Christenburg)  

1601  Pierre de Fermat, mathematician who needed wider margins [or Aug 20] was born on August - 17.  

1629  King John III of Poland (d. 1696) was born on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In August - 17

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0754  Karloman, abbot of Monte cassino, dies at >39 on August - 17.  

1153  On August - 17 death of eustace IV of Boulogne, son of Stephen of England (b. 1130)  

1304  On August - 17 death of emperor Go-Fukakusa of Japan (b. 1243)  

1464  On August - 17 nikolaus von Cusa, German theologist/mathematician/philosopher, dies  

1510  Death of Edmund Dudley, English treasurer, beheaded on this day in history.  

1536  On this day in history death of pietersz, book publisher (Kersten Knight  

1553  Charles III, Duke of Savoy, dies on August - 17.  

1635  On August - 17 francisco de Moncada, Spanish earl of Osuna, dies at 48  

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