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Historical Events In August - 17

Saturday, 27 February 2021

1917  Italy declares war on Germany & Turkey on this day in history.  

1917  On this day in history p Roger Peyrefitte, French writer (Singular Love)  

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

1918  British troops attack Baku Azerbaijan on this day in history.  

1918  On August - 17 mort Marshall, NYC, actor (Cully-Dumplings)  

1920  In memory of Ray Chapman (died Aug 16), Yanks cancel game with Indians on this day in history.  

1920  Georgia Gibbs, Worcester Mass, singer (Ballin the Jack, Kiss of Fire) on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history anton Kersjes, violinist/conductor (Amsterdam Philharmonic Orch)  

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

1924  Evan S Connell, US writer on this day in history.  

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

1925  John Hawkes, US writer (2nd Skin) on this day in history.  

1926  On this day in history greek-Serbian/Croatian/Slavs peace treaty signed  

1926  Haakon Barfod, Norway, yachting (Olympic-gold-1948, 52) on August - 17.  

1927  Bernard "Bernie" Cornfeld, Romanian/US financier (Fund of Funds) on August - 17.  

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

1928  On August - 17 jean R Adams, entomologist  

1933  Lou Gehrig breaks record by playing in his 1,308th straight game on August - 17.  

1936  Pierre-Octave Ferroud, French composer (Surgery & Foules), dies at 36 on August - 17.  

1938  On this day in history henry Armstrong won his 3rd concurrent boxing championship  

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

1939  On August - 17 "Wizard of Oz" opens at Loew's Capitol Theater in NY  

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

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

1941  German raider attacks Dutch SS Kota Nopan on August - 17.  

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 this day in history.  

1942  1st European bombing run undertaken by US forces on August - 17.  

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 August - 17 498 British bombers attack Peenemunde  

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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 this day in history.  

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  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  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 this day in history.  

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

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

1304  On this day in history death of emperor Go-Fukakusa of Japan (b. 1243)  

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 August - 17 death of pietersz, book publisher (Kersten Knight  

1553  Charles III, Duke of Savoy, dies on this day in history.  

1635  Francisco de Moncada, Spanish earl of Osuna, dies at 48 on this day in history.  

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