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Historical Events In August - 17

Thursday, 30 June 2022

1917  On August - 17 italy declares war on Germany & Turkey  

1917  P Roger Peyrefitte, French writer (Singular Love) on this day in history.  

1918  Samuel Riddle buys Man o'War for $5,000 on this day in history.  

1918  British troops attack Baku Azerbaijan on August - 17.  

1918  On this day in history mort Marshall, NYC, actor (Cully-Dumplings)  

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

1920  Georgia Gibbs, Worcester Mass, singer (Ballin the Jack, Kiss of Fire) on August - 17.  

1920  On this day in history ray Chapman, hit in the head by Yanks' Carl Mays pitch, dies  

1921  On this day in history geoffery Rudolph Elton, historiographer  

1922  Paul Wiens, writer on August - 17.  

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

1924  French-German trade agreement signed on August - 17.  

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

1924  Pavel S "Paul" Urysohn, Russian mathematician, drowns at 26 on this day in history.  

1925  John Hawkes, US writer (2nd Skin) on August - 17.  

1926  On August - 17 greek-Serbian/Croatian/Slavs peace treaty signed  

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

1927  Bernard "Bernie" Cornfeld, Romanian/US financier (Fund of Funds) on this day in history.  

1927  Horace Alderman, US, murderer, hanged on this day in history.  

1928  Jean R Adams, entomologist on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history 1st aircraft owned by Forest Service in service (Oakland)  

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 this day in history.  

1941  On this day in history german raider attacks Dutch SS Kota Nopan  

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

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

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

1943  Allied forces take control of the island of Sicily on August - 17.  

1943  On August - 17 the birth of Robert De Niro, American actor  

1943  498 British bombers attack Peenemunde 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 August - 17.  

1578  Francesco Albani, Italian painter (d. 1660) was born on this day in history.  

1586  Johann V Andreae, German vicar/writer (Christenburg) was born on August - 17.  

1601  Pierre de Fermat, mathematician who needed wider margins [or Aug 20] was born on August - 17.  

1629  King John III of Poland (d. 1696) was born on August - 17.  

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

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

1753  On August - 17 birth of josef Dobrovský, Czech linguist (d. 1828)  

Famous Deaths In August - 17

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0754  On August - 17 karloman, abbot of Monte cassino, dies at >39  

1153  Death of Eustace IV of Boulogne, son of Stephen of England (b. 1130) on this day in history.  

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  Charles III, Duke of Savoy, dies on this day in history.  

1635  On August - 17 francisco de Moncada, Spanish earl of Osuna, dies at 48  

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