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Historical Events In August - 17

Wednesday, 23 September 2020

1944  On August - 17 4th Canadian Armour division occupiers Trun Normandy  

1944  John Trumble, cricketer (brother of Hugh 7 Tests 1885-86), dies on August - 17.  

1945  Indonesia declares independence from Netherlands (National Day) on this day in history.  

1945  On this day in history indonesia proclaims its independence from Holland.  

1945  On this day in history indonesia (Dutch E Indies) declares independence from Netherlands  

1945  Gino Marinuzzi, composer, dies at 61 on August - 17.  

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  On August - 17 alger Hiss denies ever being a Communist agent  

1948  Nico J Polak, Dutch economist, dies at 60 on August - 17.  

1950  On this day in history indonesia gains independence from the Netherlands  

1950  On August - 17 indonesia gains independence from Netherlands  

1951  Hurricane winds drive 6 ships ashore, Kingston, Jamaica on August - 17.  

1953  Johannes B Tielrooy, literature (French Living Lesson), dies at 66 on August - 17.  

1954  On August - 17 billy Murray, singer (Denver Nightengale), dies at 77  

1955  Hurricane Diane, following hurricane Connie floods Connecticut River killing 190 &doing $1.8 billion damage on this day in history.  

1958  World's 1st Moon probe, US's Thor-Able, explodes at T +77 sec on this day in history.  

1958  On this day in history florent Schmitt, French composer/critic (Jardin Secret), dies at 87  

1959  7.1 quake strikes Yellowstone National Park on this day in history.  

1959  ADM Arleigh Burke reappointed CNO for 3rd 2 year term, serving longest term as CNO on this day in history.  

1960  On this day in history francis Gary Powers U-2 spy trial opens in Moscow  

1960  On August - 17 gabon gains independence from France (National Day)  

1960  The west African country of Gabon gains its independence from France on this day in history.  

1961  On August - 17 building of the Berlin Wall begins  

1961  Kennedy administration establishes Alliance for Progress on August - 17.  

1961  On August - 17 carlos Leon Salzedo, composer, dies at 76  

1962  Beatles replaces Pete Best with Ringo Starr on August - 17.  

1962  On August - 17 e German border guards shot &kill Peter Fechter, 18, attempting to cross Berlin Wall into western sector  

1962  Navy's first hydrofoil patrol craft, USS High Point (PCH-1) launched at Seattle, WA on August - 17.  

1963  Richard Barthelmess, actor (Heroes for Sales), dies of cancer at 68 on this day in history.  

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 this day in history hurricane Camille claims more than 250  

1969  Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, architect (November Group), dies at 83 on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 17

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1473  Richard, Duke of York (d. 1483?) was born on this day in history.  

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  On August - 17 birth of king John III of Poland (d. 1696)  

1686  On August - 17 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 this day in history.  

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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 August - 17.  

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

1304  Death of Emperor Go-Fukakusa of Japan (b. 1243) on August - 17.  

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 August - 17 francisco de Moncada, Spanish earl of Osuna, dies at 48  

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