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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.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 17

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1473  On August - 17 birth of richard, Duke of York (d. 1483?)  

1578  On this day in history birth of francesco Albani, Italian painter (d. 1660)  

1586  On this day in history 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  Nicola Antonio Porpora, composer was born on August - 17.  

1720  Charles D J Eisen, French engraver/painter (Contes de La Fontaine) was born on August - 17.  

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 August - 17.  

1153  On August - 17 death of eustace IV of Boulogne, son of Stephen of England (b. 1130)  

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

1464  Nikolaus von Cusa, German theologist/mathematician/philosopher, dies on this day in history.  

1510  On this day in history death of edmund Dudley, English treasurer, beheaded  

1536  Death of Pietersz, book publisher (Kersten Knight on this day in history.  

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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