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Historical Events In August - 17

Monday, 16 May 2022

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

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  Indonesia proclaims its independence from Holland on this day in history.  

1945  On August - 17 indonesia (Dutch E Indies) declares independence from Netherlands  

1945  On August - 17 gino Marinuzzi, composer, dies at 61  

1946  On this day in history 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  On August - 17 nico J Polak, Dutch economist, dies at 60  

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 this day in history.  

1953  On August - 17 johannes B Tielrooy, literature (French Living Lesson), dies at 66  

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 August - 17.  

1958  World's 1st Moon probe, US's Thor-Able, explodes at T +77 sec on August - 17.  

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  On this day in history aDM Arleigh Burke reappointed CNO for 3rd 2 year term, serving longest term as CNO  

1960  Francis Gary Powers U-2 spy trial opens in Moscow on this day in history.  

1960  Gabon gains independence from France (National Day) on August - 17.  

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

1961  On this day in history building of the Berlin Wall begins  

1961  On August - 17 kennedy administration establishes Alliance for Progress  

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  E German border guards shot &kill Peter Fechter, 18, attempting to cross Berlin Wall into western sector on this day in history.  

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 August - 17.  

1966  Pioneer 7 launched into solar orbit on this day in history.  

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  On August - 17 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  On this day in history birth of richard, Duke of York (d. 1483?)  

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 August - 17.  

1629  On August - 17 birth of king John III of Poland (d. 1696)  

1686  On this day in history birth of nicola Antonio Porpora, composer  

1720  On August - 17 birth of charles D J Eisen, French engraver/painter (Contes de La Fontaine)  

1753  On this day in history birth of josef Dobrovsk√Ĺ, Czech linguist (d. 1828)  

Famous Deaths In August - 17

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0754  On August - 17 karloman, abbot of Monte cassino, dies at >39  

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

1304  On this day in history death of emperor Go-Fukakusa of Japan (b. 1243)  

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

1510  On this day in history death of edmund Dudley, English treasurer, beheaded  

1536  Death of Pietersz, book publisher (Kersten Knight on August - 17.  

1553  Charles III, Duke of Savoy, dies on August - 17.  

1635  Francisco de Moncada, Spanish earl of Osuna, dies at 48 on this day in history.  

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