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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.  

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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 August - 17.  

1601  On August - 17 birth of pierre de Fermat, mathematician who needed wider margins [or Aug 20]  

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  On August - 17 birth of charles D J Eisen, French engraver/painter (Contes de La Fontaine)  

1753  Josef Dobrovsk√Ĺ, Czech linguist (d. 1828) was born on August - 17.  

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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  Death of Eustace IV of Boulogne, son of Stephen of England (b. 1130) on August - 17.  

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  Death of Edmund Dudley, English treasurer, beheaded on August - 17.  

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  On this day in history francisco de Moncada, Spanish earl of Osuna, dies at 48  

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