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Historical Events In August - 17

Thursday, 13 May 2021

1944  On this day in history 4th Canadian Armour division occupiers Trun Normandy  

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 this day in history.  

1945  Indonesia proclaims its independence from Holland on August - 17.  

1945  On August - 17 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 August - 17.  

1948  On August - 17 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  On August - 17 indonesia gains independence from Netherlands  

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  Hurricane Diane, following hurricane Connie floods Connecticut River killing 190 &doing $1.8 billion damage on August - 17.  

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

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

1959  On this day in history 7.1 quake strikes Yellowstone National Park  

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

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

1961  On August - 17 building of the Berlin Wall begins  

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

1961  Carlos Leon Salzedo, composer, dies at 76 on this day in history.  

1962  On this day in history beatles replaces Pete Best with Ringo Starr  

1962  On this day in history e German border guards shot &kill Peter Fechter, 18, attempting to cross Berlin Wall into western sector  

1962  On this day in history navy's first hydrofoil patrol craft, USS High Point (PCH-1) launched at Seattle, WA  

1963  On this day in history richard Barthelmess, actor (Heroes for Sales), dies of cancer at 68  

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  On this day in history 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  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  On this day in history birth of johann V Andreae, German vicar/writer (Christenburg)  

1601  Pierre de Fermat, mathematician who needed wider margins [or Aug 20] was born on August - 17.  

1629  King John III of Poland (d. 1696) was born on this day in history.  

1686  Nicola Antonio Porpora, composer was born on this day in history.  

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 this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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  On this day in history francisco de Moncada, Spanish earl of Osuna, dies at 48  

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