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Historical Events In August - 17

Monday, 01 March 2021

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

1944  On this day in history 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 August - 17.  

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

1945  On this day in history gino Marinuzzi, composer, dies at 61  

1946  On August - 17 arthur Honegger's 3rd Symphony "Liturgique," premieres  

1947  The Radcliffe Line, the border between Union of India and Dominion of Pakistan is revealed on this day in history.  

1948  On this day in history alger Hiss denies ever being a Communist agent  

1948  Nico J Polak, Dutch economist, dies at 60 on this day in history.  

1950  Indonesia gains independence from the Netherlands on this day in history.  

1950  Indonesia gains independence from Netherlands on this day in history.  

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  Billy Murray, singer (Denver Nightengale), dies at 77 on August - 17.  

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

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

1958  On August - 17 florent Schmitt, French composer/critic (Jardin Secret), dies at 87  

1959  7.1 quake strikes Yellowstone National Park on August - 17.  

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

1960  On August - 17 francis Gary Powers U-2 spy trial opens in Moscow  

1960  Gabon gains independence from France (National Day) on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history kennedy administration establishes Alliance for Progress  

1961  On this day in history carlos Leon Salzedo, composer, dies at 76  

1962  Beatles replaces Pete Best with Ringo Starr on this day in history.  

1962  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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

1966  Pioneer 7 launched into solar orbit on August - 17.  

1966  On August - 17 archibald Palm, cricketer (Test S Africa v England 1927-28), dies  

1969  Hurricane Camille claims more than 250 on this day in history.  

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 this day in history birth of francesco Albani, Italian painter (d. 1660)  

1586  On August - 17 birth of johann V Andreae, German vicar/writer (Christenburg)  

1601  Pierre de Fermat, mathematician who needed wider margins [or Aug 20] was born on this day in history.  

1629  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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  On August - 17 death of eustace IV of Boulogne, son of Stephen of England (b. 1130)  

1304  Death of Emperor Go-Fukakusa of Japan (b. 1243) on this day in history.  

1464  On this day in history nikolaus von Cusa, German theologist/mathematician/philosopher, dies  

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

1536  On this day in history death of pietersz, book publisher (Kersten Knight  

1553  On this day in history charles III, Duke of Savoy, dies  

1635  Francisco de Moncada, Spanish earl of Osuna, dies at 48 on August - 17.  

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