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Historical Events In August - 17

Tuesday, 27 July 2021

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  On August - 17 bridget Driscoll, 1st Brit to die in an auto-accident  

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

1898  On August - 17 gerard Schmook, Flemish librarian/historian/custodian  

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

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

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

1903  On this day in history 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 August - 17.  

1905  On this day in history dutch govt of De Master begins  

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

1906  Hazel Bishop, chemist/cosmetics manufacturer on this day in history.  

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

1907  On August - 17 marian Viktorovich Koval, composer  

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

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

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  Edgar Fernhout, Dutch painter/son of Charley Toorop on August - 17.  

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

1914  On August - 17 james Grierson, British general  

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  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 August - 17.  

1916  On this day in history bulgarian offensive in Macedonia  

1916  Eleanor Steber, opera singer on this day in history.  

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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  Johann V Andreae, German vicar/writer (Christenburg) was born on this day in history.  

1601  On this day in history birth of pierre de Fermat, mathematician who needed wider margins [or Aug 20]  

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

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

1720  On August - 17 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 August - 17.  

1304  Death of Emperor Go-Fukakusa of Japan (b. 1243) on August - 17.  

1464  Nikolaus von Cusa, German theologist/mathematician/philosopher, dies on August - 17.  

1510  Death of Edmund Dudley, English treasurer, beheaded on August - 17.  

1536  On this day in history death of pietersz, book publisher (Kersten Knight  

1553  On this day in history charles III, Duke of Savoy, dies  

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

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