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Historical Events In August - 17

Tuesday, 11 May 2021

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

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

1918  Samuel Riddle buys Man o'War for $5,000 on August - 17.  

1918  On this day in history british troops attack Baku Azerbaijan  

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

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

1920  On August - 17 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 this day in history.  

1921  Geoffery Rudolph Elton, historiographer on August - 17.  

1922  On this day in history 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  Pavel S "Paul" Urysohn, Russian mathematician, drowns at 26 on August - 17.  

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

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

1926  On this day in history haakon Barfod, Norway, yachting (Olympic-gold-1948, 52)  

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

1927  On August - 17 horace Alderman, US, murderer, hanged  

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

1933  On this day in history lou Gehrig breaks record by playing in his 1,308th straight game  

1936  On August - 17 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  On August - 17 "Wizard of Oz" opens at Loew's Capitol Theater in NY  

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 this day in history uS bombers staged 1st independent raid on Europe attack Rouen, France  

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

1943  On this day in history allied forces take control of the island of Sicily  

1943  The birth of Robert De Niro, American actor on August - 17.  

1943  498 British bombers attack Peenemunde on August - 17.  

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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 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 August - 17.  

1629  On August - 17 birth of king John III of Poland (d. 1696)  

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

1720  On August - 17 birth of charles D J Eisen, French engraver/painter (Contes de La Fontaine)  

1753  Josef Dobrovsk√Ĺ, Czech linguist (d. 1828) was born on this day in history.  

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

1464  Nikolaus von Cusa, German theologist/mathematician/philosopher, dies on August - 17.  

1510  Death of Edmund Dudley, English treasurer, beheaded on August - 17.  

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

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