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Historical Events In August - 17

Friday, 26 February 2021

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

1866  Bathe & Prussia signs peace treaty on August - 17.  

1869  The first international boat race (Thames River) (Oxford beats Harvard) on August - 17.  

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

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

1870  The first ascent of Mt Rainier, Washington on August - 17.  

1870  Western Australia is granted representative government on August - 17.  

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

1870  On August - 17 frederick Russell, developed 1st successful typhoid fever vaccine  

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  On this day in history asaph Hall discovers Mars' moon Phobos  

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

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

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

1880  On August - 17 leo Ascher, composer  

1880  On August - 17 ole Bull, composer, dies at 70  

1882  On August - 17 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 August - 17.  

1887  On this day in history franz Commer, composer, dies at 74  

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 this day in history.  

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

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

1892  On this day in history russian/French generals Obruchev/Boisdeffre signs Duple Alliance  

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

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

1894  On this day in history erik A Blomberg, Swedish art historian/poet/author (Jorden)  

1896  On this day in history gold discovered in the Yukon Territory, Canada  

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 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 this day in history.  

1629  On August - 17 birth of king John III of Poland (d. 1696)  

1686  On August - 17 birth of nicola Antonio Porpora, composer  

1720  On this day in history birth of charles D J Eisen, French engraver/painter (Contes de La Fontaine)  

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  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 this day in history.  

1510  On this day in history death of edmund Dudley, English treasurer, beheaded  

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

1553  Charles III, Duke of Savoy, dies on this day in history.  

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

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