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.