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Historical Events In August - 17

Friday, 14 May 2021

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

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

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

1869  1st international boat race (Thames River, Oxford beats Harvard) on this day in history.  

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

1870  On August - 17 the first ascent of Mt Rainier, Washington  

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

1870  1st ascent of Mt Rainier, Washington on August - 17.  

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

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

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

1879  On this day in history ferdinand de Lesseps forms French Panama Canal Company  

1880  Leo Ascher, composer on August - 17.  

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

1882  Samuel Goldwyn, [Goldfish], movie producer (MGM) on this day in history.  

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

1885  On this day in history 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  On this day in history franz Commer, composer, dies at 74  

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

1888  On August - 17 james Jameson, British nature investigator (Congo), dies  

1889  On this day in history ernst Franck, German composer/conductor, dies at 42  

1890  On this day in history harry L Hopkins, US politician (Loan & Lease law)  

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  Phils get 36 hits, Sam Thompson hits for cycle beating Louisville 29-4 on this day in history.  

1894  On August - 17 erik A Blomberg, Swedish art historian/poet/author (Jorden)  

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

1896  Gold is discovered on Klondike River on this day in history.  

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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  Francesco Albani, Italian painter (d. 1660) was born on August - 17.  

1586  Johann V Andreae, German vicar/writer (Christenburg) was born on August - 17.  

1601  On this day in history birth of pierre de Fermat, mathematician who needed wider margins [or Aug 20]  

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

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

1720  Charles D J Eisen, French engraver/painter (Contes de La Fontaine) was born on August - 17.  

1753  On August - 17 birth of josef Dobrovský, Czech linguist (d. 1828)  

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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  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 August - 17.  

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