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Historical Events In August - 17

Friday, 03 July 2020

1917  Italy declares war on Germany & Turkey on August - 17.  

1917  On August - 17 p Roger Peyrefitte, French writer (Singular Love)  

1918  On this day in history samuel Riddle buys Man o'War for $5,000  

1918  On this day in history british troops attack Baku Azerbaijan  

1918  Mort Marshall, NYC, actor (Cully-Dumplings) on August - 17.  

1920  In memory of Ray Chapman (died Aug 16), Yanks cancel game with Indians on August - 17.  

1920  On this day in history georgia Gibbs, Worcester Mass, singer (Ballin the Jack, Kiss of Fire)  

1920  Ray Chapman, hit in the head by Yanks' Carl Mays pitch, dies on August - 17.  

1921  Geoffery Rudolph Elton, historiographer on this day in history.  

1922  On August - 17 paul Wiens, writer  

1923  Anton Kersjes, violinist/conductor (Amsterdam Philharmonic Orch) on this day in history.  

1924  On this day in history french-German trade agreement signed  

1924  On this day in history evan S Connell, US writer  

1924  On August - 17 pavel S "Paul" Urysohn, Russian mathematician, drowns at 26  

1925  On August - 17 john Hawkes, US writer (2nd Skin)  

1926  Greek-Serbian/Croatian/Slavs peace treaty signed on this day in history.  

1926  Haakon Barfod, Norway, yachting (Olympic-gold-1948, 52) on this day in history.  

1927  On August - 17 bernard "Bernie" Cornfeld, Romanian/US financier (Fund of Funds)  

1927  Horace Alderman, US, murderer, hanged on August - 17.  

1928  Jean R Adams, entomologist on August - 17.  

1933  Lou Gehrig breaks record by playing in his 1,308th straight game on this day in history.  

1936  On this day in history pierre-Octave Ferroud, French composer (Surgery & Foules), dies at 36  

1938  On August - 17 henry Armstrong won his 3rd concurrent boxing championship  

1938  1st aircraft owned by Forest Service in service (Oakland) on this day in history.  

1939  "Wizard of Oz" opens at Loew's Capitol Theater in NY on this day in history.  

1940  On August - 17 fDR &Canadian PM William M King agree to joint defense commission  

1940  FDR & Canadian PM William M King agree to joint defense commission on August - 17.  

1941  German raider attacks Dutch SS Kota Nopan on this day in history.  

1942  On August - 17 submarines USS Nautilus and USS Argonaut land 222 Marines on Makin Island, first amphibious attack made from submarines  

1942  US bombers staged 1st independent raid on Europe attack Rouen, France on August - 17.  

1942  On this day in history 1st European bombing run undertaken by US forces  

1943  Allied forces take control of the island of Sicily on this day in history.  

1943  The birth of Robert De Niro, American actor on this day in history.  

1943  On this day in history 498 British bombers attack Peenemunde  

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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  Francesco Albani, Italian painter (d. 1660) was born on August - 17.  

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

1601  On August - 17 birth of pierre de Fermat, mathematician who needed wider margins [or Aug 20]  

1629  King John III of Poland (d. 1696) was born on this day in history.  

1686  On this day in history birth of nicola Antonio Porpora, composer  

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

1753  On August - 17 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  On this day in history death of eustace IV of Boulogne, son of Stephen of England (b. 1130)  

1304  On August - 17 death of emperor Go-Fukakusa of Japan (b. 1243)  

1464  On August - 17 nikolaus von Cusa, German theologist/mathematician/philosopher, dies  

1510  On August - 17 death of edmund Dudley, English treasurer, beheaded  

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

1553  On August - 17 charles III, Duke of Savoy, dies  

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

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