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Historical Events In August - 17

Thursday, 02 July 2020

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

1866  On August - 17 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 August - 17.  

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

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  On this day in history frederick Russell, developed 1st successful typhoid fever vaccine  

1876  On August - 17 opera "Götterdämmerung" premieres in Bayreuth  

1876  Eric Drummond, 1st Secretary-General of League of Nations (1919-33) on August - 17.  

1877  Asaph Hall discovers Mars' moon Phobos on this day in history.  

1878  Reg Duff, cricketer (Australian bat, century on debut 1902) on August - 17.  

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

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

1880  On this day in history leo Ascher, composer  

1880  On this day in history ole Bull, composer, dies at 70  

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 August - 17.  

1885  Clara [G Meijer-]Wichmann, German anarchists/feminist (Wife & society) on August - 17.  

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

1887  On August - 17 franz Commer, composer, dies at 74  

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

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

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

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 this day in history the birth of Mae West, American actress  

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

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

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 this day in history.  

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

1896  On this day in history gold is discovered on Klondike River  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 17

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1473  On this day in history birth of richard, Duke of York (d. 1483?)  

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

1586  Johann V Andreae, German vicar/writer (Christenburg) was born on this day in history.  

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

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

1686  On this day in history 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  On this day in history birth of josef Dobrovský, Czech linguist (d. 1828)  


Famous Deaths In August - 17

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0754  Karloman, abbot of Monte cassino, dies at >39 on this day in history.  

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

1304  Death of Emperor Go-Fukakusa of Japan (b. 1243) on this day in history.  

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

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

1536  On August - 17 death of pietersz, book publisher (Kersten Knight  

1553  On this day in history 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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