Historical Events In August - 17
Tuesday, 22 September 2020
1896 George Washington Carmack discoveres gold in Klondike region of Yukon on August - 17.
1896 Henry P de Vries, Dutch painter/poet (Laws of the Americas) on this day in history.
1896 Bridget Driscoll, 1st Brit to die in an auto-accident on this day in history.
1897 On August - 17 w B Purvis patents electric railway switch
1898 Gerard Schmook, Flemish librarian/historian/custodian on this day in history.
1898 Carl Johann Adam Zeller, composer, dies at 56 on August - 17.
1900 On this day in history quincy Howe, Boston Mass, newscaster (CBS Weekend News)
1901 On August - 17 edmond Audran, composer, dies at 61
1903 On August - 17 joe Pulitzer donated $1 million to Columbia U & begins Pulitzer Prizes
1903 Abram Chasins, composer on this day in history.
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 August - 17.
1905 John Hay Whitney, publisher (NY Herald Trib 1961-67) on August - 17.
1906 On this day in history hazel Bishop, chemist/cosmetics manufacturer
1907 Bishop forbids Christian membership in Dutch Textile Union on August - 17.
1907 On August - 17 marian Viktorovich Koval, composer
1908 On August - 17 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 this day in history.
1909 Richard Hoffman, composer, dies at 78 on August - 17.
1910 On August - 17 eric Aaltonen, composer
1911 Frederik de Merode, Belgian prince on this day in history.
1912 Edgar Fernhout, Dutch painter/son of Charley Toorop on August - 17.
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 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 August - 17.
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 August - 17 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 On this day in history leo Frank, lynched for raping 12 year old in Georgia
1916 On August - 17 bulgarian offensive in Macedonia
1916 Eleanor Steber, opera singer on this day in history.