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