Historical Events In August - 17
Tuesday, 26 October 2021
1896 On August - 17 george Washington Carmack discoveres gold in Klondike region of Yukon
1896 Henry P de Vries, Dutch painter/poet (Laws of the Americas) on this day in history.
1896 On this day in history bridget Driscoll, 1st Brit to die in an auto-accident
1897 On August - 17 w B Purvis patents electric railway switch
1898 Gerard Schmook, Flemish librarian/historian/custodian on August - 17.
1898 Carl Johann Adam Zeller, composer, dies at 56 on August - 17.
1900 On August - 17 quincy Howe, Boston Mass, newscaster (CBS Weekend News)
1901 On August - 17 edmond Audran, composer, dies at 61
1903 Joe Pulitzer donated $1 million to Columbia U & begins Pulitzer Prizes on August - 17.
1903 Abram Chasins, composer on August - 17.
1904 Boston's Jesse Tannehell no-hits Chic White Sox, 6-0 on this day in history.
1905 Dutch govt of De Master begins on this day in history.
1905 On this day in history john Hay Whitney, publisher (NY Herald Trib 1961-67)
1906 Hazel Bishop, chemist/cosmetics manufacturer on this day in history.
1907 Bishop forbids Christian membership in Dutch Textile Union on this day in history.
1907 On August - 17 marian Viktorovich Koval, composer
1908 Bank of Italy opens new HQ at Clay &Montgomery on this day in history.
1908 B Tarkington & HL Wilson's "Man from Home," premieres in NYC on this day in history.
1908 Kurt Hessenberg, composer on August - 17.
1909 Richard Hoffman, composer, dies at 78 on August - 17.
1910 On this day in history eric Aaltonen, composer
1911 Frederik de Merode, Belgian prince on August - 17.
1912 On August - 17 edgar Fernhout, Dutch painter/son of Charley Toorop
1913 On August - 17 w. Mark Felt, American Watergate informant
1914 The Belgian government moves its offices from Brussels to Antwerp on August - 17.
1914 On August - 17 french troops under gen de Castelnau occupy Chateau Salins
1914 Franklin D Roosevelt Jr, son of FDR/(Rep-D-NY, 1949-55) on August - 17.
1914 James Grierson, British general on this day in history.
1915 Mob lynches Jewish businessman Leo Frank in Cobb County, Ga after death sentence for murder of 13-year-old girl commuted to life on August - 17.
1915 On this day in history sS Glenby, this Ropner ship was sunk by gunfire from a U boat St. George's Channel. The Germans then machine gunned the survivors in the life boats, killing two and seriously wounding two others
1915 On this day in history german troops over run Kovno Lithuiana
1915 Leo Frank, lynched for raping 12 year old in Georgia on this day in history.
1916 On August - 17 bulgarian offensive in Macedonia
1916 Eleanor Steber, opera singer on this day in history.