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Historical Events In August - 17

Thursday, 02 July 2020

1896  On this day in history 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  On this day in history quincy Howe, Boston Mass, newscaster (CBS Weekend News)  

1901  Edmond Audran, composer, dies at 61 on August - 17.  

1903  Joe Pulitzer donated $1 million to Columbia U & begins Pulitzer Prizes on August - 17.  

1903  On August - 17 abram Chasins, composer  

1904  Boston's Jesse Tannehell no-hits Chic White Sox, 6-0 on August - 17.  

1905  Dutch govt of De Master begins on this day in history.  

1905  John Hay Whitney, publisher (NY Herald Trib 1961-67) on August - 17.  

1906  Hazel Bishop, chemist/cosmetics manufacturer on August - 17.  

1907  Bishop forbids Christian membership in Dutch Textile Union on August - 17.  

1907  Marian Viktorovich Koval, composer on August - 17.  

1908  Bank of Italy opens new HQ at Clay &Montgomery on August - 17.  

1908  B Tarkington & HL Wilson's "Man from Home," premieres in NYC on this day in history.  

1908  On this day in history kurt Hessenberg, composer  

1909  On August - 17 richard Hoffman, composer, dies at 78  

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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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

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 this day in history.  

1915  Leo Frank, lynched for raping 12 year old in Georgia on August - 17.  

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  Richard, Duke of York (d. 1483?) was born on this day in history.  

1578  On August - 17 birth of francesco Albani, Italian painter (d. 1660)  

1586  On August - 17 birth of johann V Andreae, German vicar/writer (Christenburg)  

1601  Pierre de Fermat, mathematician who needed wider margins [or Aug 20] was born on this day in history.  

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

1686  On August - 17 birth of nicola Antonio Porpora, composer  

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 this day in history.  


Famous Deaths In August - 17

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0754  On August - 17 karloman, abbot of Monte cassino, dies at >39  

1153  Death of Eustace IV of Boulogne, son of Stephen of England (b. 1130) on August - 17.  

1304  Death of Emperor Go-Fukakusa of Japan (b. 1243) on this day in history.  

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 this day in history charles III, Duke of Savoy, dies  

1635  Francisco de Moncada, Spanish earl of Osuna, dies at 48 on this day in history.  

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