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Historical Events In August - 17

Friday, 04 December 2020

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

1897  W B Purvis patents electric railway switch on this day in history.  

1898  Gerard Schmook, Flemish librarian/historian/custodian on this day in history.  

1898  Carl Johann Adam Zeller, composer, dies at 56 on this day in history.  

1900  On this day in history quincy Howe, Boston Mass, newscaster (CBS Weekend News)  

1901  On this day in history 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  On August - 17 boston's Jesse Tannehell no-hits Chic White Sox, 6-0  

1905  Dutch govt of De Master begins on August - 17.  

1905  On August - 17 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  Marian Viktorovich Koval, composer on August - 17.  

1908  Bank of Italy opens new HQ at Clay &Montgomery on this day in history.  

1908  On this day in history b Tarkington & HL Wilson's "Man from Home," premieres in NYC  

1908  On this day in history kurt Hessenberg, composer  

1909  Richard Hoffman, composer, dies at 78 on this day in history.  

1910  On this day in history eric Aaltonen, composer  

1911  Frederik de Merode, Belgian prince on this day in history.  

1912  Edgar Fernhout, Dutch painter/son of Charley Toorop on this day in history.  

1913  On August - 17 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 August - 17 franklin D Roosevelt Jr, son of FDR/(Rep-D-NY, 1949-55)  

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  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 this day in history.  

1915  On August - 17 german troops over run Kovno Lithuiana  

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

1916  On this day in history bulgarian offensive in Macedonia  

1916  On this day in history 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  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  Pierre de Fermat, mathematician who needed wider margins [or Aug 20] was born on August - 17.  

1629  On August - 17 birth of king John III of Poland (d. 1696)  

1686  On this day in history birth of nicola Antonio Porpora, composer  

1720  On this day in history birth of charles D J Eisen, French engraver/painter (Contes de La Fontaine)  

1753  On this day in history birth of josef Dobrovsk√Ĺ, Czech linguist (d. 1828)  

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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 this day in history.  

1153  Death of Eustace IV of Boulogne, son of Stephen of England (b. 1130) on this day in history.  

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  On August - 17 death of edmund Dudley, English treasurer, beheaded  

1536  Death of Pietersz, book publisher (Kersten Knight on August - 17.  

1553  On August - 17 charles III, Duke of Savoy, dies  

1635  On this day in history francisco de Moncada, Spanish earl of Osuna, dies at 48  

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