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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  

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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 this day in history.  

1586  Johann V Andreae, German vicar/writer (Christenburg) was born on this day in history.  

1601  On this day in history birth of pierre de Fermat, mathematician who needed wider margins [or Aug 20]  

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  Charles D J Eisen, French engraver/painter (Contes de La Fontaine) was born on August - 17.  

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  Karloman, abbot of Monte cassino, dies at >39 on this day in history.  

1153  Death of Eustace IV of Boulogne, son of Stephen of England (b. 1130) on August - 17.  

1304  On August - 17 death of emperor Go-Fukakusa of Japan (b. 1243)  

1464  On August - 17 nikolaus von Cusa, German theologist/mathematician/philosopher, dies  

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

1536  Death of Pietersz, book publisher (Kersten Knight on August - 17.  

1553  On this day in history 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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