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