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