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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  

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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 August - 17.  

1578  On August - 17 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  King John III of Poland (d. 1696) was born on this day in history.  

1686  Nicola Antonio Porpora, composer was born on this day in history.  

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

1753  Josef Dobrovsk√Ĺ, Czech linguist (d. 1828) was born on August - 17.  

Famous Deaths In August - 17

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0754  On this day in history karloman, abbot of Monte cassino, dies at >39  

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  On this day in history nikolaus von Cusa, German theologist/mathematician/philosopher, dies  

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

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

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