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Historical Events In August - 17

Monday, 28 September 2020

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

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

1921  On August - 17 geoffery Rudolph Elton, historiographer  

1922  On this day in history paul Wiens, writer  

1923  Anton Kersjes, violinist/conductor (Amsterdam Philharmonic Orch) on August - 17.  

1924  On August - 17 french-German trade agreement signed  

1924  On August - 17 evan S Connell, US writer  

1924  On this day in history pavel S "Paul" Urysohn, Russian mathematician, drowns at 26  

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

1926  On August - 17 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 this day in history.  

1927  On this day in history horace Alderman, US, murderer, hanged  

1928  Jean R Adams, entomologist on August - 17.  

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 this day in history.  

1938  Henry Armstrong won his 3rd concurrent boxing championship on this day in history.  

1938  1st aircraft owned by Forest Service in service (Oakland) on August - 17.  

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

1940  On this day in history 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  On August - 17 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  On this day in history 1st European bombing run undertaken by US forces  

1943  On August - 17 allied forces take control of the island of Sicily  

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

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 this day in history birth of richard, Duke of York (d. 1483?)  

1578  On August - 17 birth of francesco Albani, Italian painter (d. 1660)  

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  Nicola Antonio Porpora, composer was born on this day in history.  

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

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

1304  On this day in history 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  Death of Pietersz, book publisher (Kersten Knight on this day in history.  

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

1635  On this day in history francisco de Moncada, Spanish earl of Osuna, dies at 48  

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