Historical Events In August - 17
Thursday, 02 July 2020
1944 4th Canadian Armour division occupiers Trun Normandy on August - 17.
1944 On August - 17 john Trumble, cricketer (brother of Hugh 7 Tests 1885-86), dies
1945 Indonesia declares independence from Netherlands (National Day) on August - 17.
1945 Indonesia proclaims its independence from Holland on this day in history.
1945 On this day in history indonesia (Dutch E Indies) declares independence from Netherlands
1945 On August - 17 gino Marinuzzi, composer, dies at 61
1946 On August - 17 arthur Honegger's 3rd Symphony "Liturgique," premieres
1947 On this day in history the Radcliffe Line, the border between Union of India and Dominion of Pakistan is revealed.
1948 Alger Hiss denies ever being a Communist agent on August - 17.
1948 Nico J Polak, Dutch economist, dies at 60 on this day in history.
1950 Indonesia gains independence from the Netherlands on August - 17.
1950 Indonesia gains independence from Netherlands on August - 17.
1951 Hurricane winds drive 6 ships ashore, Kingston, Jamaica on August - 17.
1953 On August - 17 johannes B Tielrooy, literature (French Living Lesson), dies at 66
1954 On August - 17 billy Murray, singer (Denver Nightengale), dies at 77
1955 On August - 17 hurricane Diane, following hurricane Connie floods Connecticut River killing 190 &doing $1.8 billion damage
1958 World's 1st Moon probe, US's Thor-Able, explodes at T +77 sec on August - 17.
1958 On August - 17 florent Schmitt, French composer/critic (Jardin Secret), dies at 87
1959 On August - 17 7.1 quake strikes Yellowstone National Park
1959 On this day in history aDM Arleigh Burke reappointed CNO for 3rd 2 year term, serving longest term as CNO
1960 On this day in history francis Gary Powers U-2 spy trial opens in Moscow
1960 Gabon gains independence from France (National Day) on August - 17.
1960 The west African country of Gabon gains its independence from France on this day in history.
1961 Building of the Berlin Wall begins on August - 17.
1961 On August - 17 kennedy administration establishes Alliance for Progress
1961 Carlos Leon Salzedo, composer, dies at 76 on August - 17.
1962 On August - 17 beatles replaces Pete Best with Ringo Starr
1962 On August - 17 e German border guards shot &kill Peter Fechter, 18, attempting to cross Berlin Wall into western sector
1962 On August - 17 navy's first hydrofoil patrol craft, USS High Point (PCH-1) launched at Seattle, WA
1963 Richard Barthelmess, actor (Heroes for Sales), dies of cancer at 68 on August - 17.
1966 On August - 17 pioneer 7 launched into solar orbit
1966 Archibald Palm, cricketer (Test S Africa v England 1927-28), dies on August - 17.
1969 On August - 17 hurricane Camille claims more than 250
1969 On August - 17 ludwig Mies van der Rohe, architect (November Group), dies at 83