Historical Events In August - 17
Thursday, 22 April 2021
1896 On August - 17 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 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 this day in history.
1904 On this day in history boston's Jesse Tannehell no-hits Chic White Sox, 6-0
1905 On August - 17 dutch govt of De Master begins
1905 On this day in history john Hay Whitney, publisher (NY Herald Trib 1961-67)
1906 On August - 17 hazel Bishop, chemist/cosmetics manufacturer
1907 On August - 17 bishop forbids Christian membership in Dutch Textile Union
1907 On August - 17 marian Viktorovich Koval, composer
1908 On this day in history 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 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 On August - 17 edgar Fernhout, Dutch painter/son of Charley Toorop
1913 On this day in history 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 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 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 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 this day in history.
1916 Bulgarian offensive in Macedonia on this day in history.
1916 On August - 17 eleanor Steber, opera singer