Historical Events In August - 17
Monday, 15 August 2022
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 August - 17.
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 this day in history.
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 August - 17.
1904 On August - 17 boston's Jesse Tannehell no-hits Chic White Sox, 6-0
1905 On this day in history dutch govt of De Master begins
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 August - 17.
1907 Marian Viktorovich Koval, composer on this day in history.
1908 Bank of Italy opens new HQ at Clay &Montgomery on August - 17.
1908 On August - 17 b Tarkington & HL Wilson's "Man from Home," premieres in NYC
1908 Kurt Hessenberg, composer on August - 17.
1909 On August - 17 richard Hoffman, composer, dies at 78
1910 On August - 17 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 W. Mark Felt, American Watergate informant on August - 17.
1914 On this day in history the Belgian government moves its offices from Brussels to Antwerp.
1914 On this day in history french troops under gen de Castelnau occupy Chateau Salins
1914 Franklin D Roosevelt Jr, son of FDR/(Rep-D-NY, 1949-55) on this day in history.
1914 James Grierson, British general on August - 17.
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 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 on August - 17.
1915 German troops over run Kovno Lithuiana on August - 17.
1915 On August - 17 leo Frank, lynched for raping 12 year old in Georgia
1916 Bulgarian offensive in Macedonia on this day in history.
1916 On August - 17 eleanor Steber, opera singer