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Historical Events In August - 17

Thursday, 22 April 2021

1896  On August - 17 george Washington Carmack discoveres gold in Klondike region of Yukon  

1896  On this day in history henry P de Vries, Dutch painter/poet (Laws of the Americas)  

1896  Bridget Driscoll, 1st Brit to die in an auto-accident on this day in history.  

1897  On this day in history w B Purvis patents electric railway switch  

1898  On this day in history gerard Schmook, Flemish librarian/historian/custodian  

1898  On this day in history carl Johann Adam Zeller, composer, dies at 56  

1900  Quincy Howe, Boston Mass, newscaster (CBS Weekend News) on August - 17.  

1901  On August - 17 edmond Audran, composer, dies at 61  

1903  Joe Pulitzer donated $1 million to Columbia U & begins Pulitzer Prizes on this day in history.  

1903  Abram Chasins, composer on this day in history.  

1904  On this day in history boston's Jesse Tannehell no-hits Chic White Sox, 6-0  

1905  On August - 17 dutch govt of De Master begins  

1905  On this day in history john Hay Whitney, publisher (NY Herald Trib 1961-67)  

1906  On August - 17 hazel Bishop, chemist/cosmetics manufacturer  

1907  On August - 17 bishop forbids Christian membership in Dutch Textile Union  

1907  On August - 17 marian Viktorovich Koval, composer  

1908  On this day in history bank of Italy opens new HQ at Clay &Montgomery  

1908  On August - 17 b Tarkington & HL Wilson's "Man from Home," premieres in NYC  

1908  Kurt Hessenberg, composer on August - 17.  

1909  On this day in history richard Hoffman, composer, dies at 78  

1910  Eric Aaltonen, composer on this day in history.  

1911  Frederik de Merode, Belgian prince on August - 17.  

1912  On August - 17 edgar Fernhout, Dutch painter/son of Charley Toorop  

1913  On this day in history w. Mark Felt, American Watergate informant  

1914  On August - 17 the Belgian government moves its offices from Brussels to Antwerp.  

1914  French troops under gen de Castelnau occupy Chateau Salins on August - 17.  

1914  On this day in history franklin D Roosevelt Jr, son of FDR/(Rep-D-NY, 1949-55)  

1914  James Grierson, British general on this day in history.  

1915  On this day in history mob lynches Jewish businessman Leo Frank in Cobb County, Ga after death sentence for murder of 13-year-old girl commuted to life  

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  German troops over run Kovno Lithuiana on August - 17.  

1915  Leo Frank, lynched for raping 12 year old in Georgia on this day in history.  

1916  Bulgarian offensive in Macedonia on this day in history.  

1916  On August - 17 eleanor Steber, opera singer  

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

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 this day in history.  

1629  On this day in history birth of king John III of Poland (d. 1696)  

1686  Nicola Antonio Porpora, composer was born on August - 17.  

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

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 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 this day in history.  

1536  Death of Pietersz, book publisher (Kersten Knight on this day in history.  

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

1635  Francisco de Moncada, Spanish earl of Osuna, dies at 48 on August - 17.  

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