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Historical Events In August - 17

Tuesday, 20 April 2021

1970  Venera 7 launched by USSR for soft landing on Venus on this day in history.  

1971  On this day in history horace McMahon, actor (Martin Kane Private Eye), dies at 64  

1972  In New Britain a 7.1 earthquake caused a two-foot tsunami at Pomino on southeast New Britain on August - 17.  

1972  Phillies Steve Carlton wins his 15th straight game on August - 17.  

1972  Raymond Brulez, Flemish author (Schoone slaapster), dies at 76 on August - 17.  

1973  On August - 17 lee Trevino's 1st hole-in-one  

1973  US archaeologists in Greece uncover evidence that people went to sea as early as 7500 BC on this day in history.  

1973  Conrad Aiken, US poet (Pulitzer), dies at 74 on this day in history.  

1974  Aldo Palazzeschi, [Giurlani], Italian writer, dies at 89 on August - 17.  

1975  On August - 17 sig Arno, Hamburg Germany, actor (My Friend Irma), dies at 80  

1976  Murvyn Vye, actor (Road to Bali, Escape to Burma), dies at 63 on this day in history.  

1978  The first manned balloon crossing of Atlantic Ocean (Eagle II) on this day in history.  

1979  Vivian Vance actress (Ethel Mertz-I Love Lucy), dies at 72 on this day in history.  

1979  On this day in history vivian Vance, actress (Ethel Mertz-I Love Lucy), dies of cancer at 67  

1980  On August - 17 midway relieved Constellation to begin another Indian Ocean deployment and complement Eisenhower task group still on contingency duty in the Arabian Sea  

1981  Robert Russell Bennett, US composer/arranger (Oklahoma!), dies at 87 on August - 17.  

1982  Barney Phillips actor (Dragnet, Felony Squad), dies at 68 on this day in history.  

1982  On this day in history south Bend, Ind jury acquits self-avowed racist Joseph Paul Franklin  

1982  On this day in history barney Phillips, actor (Dragnet, Felony Squad), dies at 68  

1983  In Luzon, Philippine Islands a 6.5 quake killed 16 and 47 injured and extensive damage in the Pasuquin-Laoag-Batac and Serrat areas on August - 17.  

1983  On August - 17 ira Gershwin lyricist, dies in Beverly Hills, Cal, at 86  

1983  On this day in history ira Gershwin, lyricist, dies in Beverly Hills at 86  

1984  On August - 17 holly Roffey, youngest heart transplant, dies at 4 weeks  

1985  On August - 17 dave Kingman hits his 400th HR  

1985  On this day in history rajiv Gandhi announces Punjab state elections in India  

1986  Bronze pig statue unveiled at Seattle's Pike Place Market on August - 17.  

1987  On August - 17 dow Jones Industrial Avg closes above 2,700 for 1st time (2,700.57)  

1987  On August - 17 rudolph Hess Nazi, dies at 93, after 46 years in Spandau Prison  

1987  Charles Drummond de Andrade, Brazilian poet, dies at 84 on this day in history.  

1988  On this day in history franklin D Roosevelt Jr (Rep-D-NY, 1949-55), dies on 74th birthday  

1988  LIRR says Penn station will get air conditioning in 1991 on August - 17.  

1988  Mohammad Zia Ul-Haq pres of Pakistan (1978-88), dies at 63 in plane crash on August - 17.  

1988  On this day in history nYC 1st case of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (9 year old Bronx boy)  

1988  Franklin D Roosevelt Jr, (Rep-D-NY, 1949-55), dies on 74th birthday 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 August - 17.  

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  On this day in history 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 August - 17 birth of josef Dobrovsk√Ĺ, Czech linguist (d. 1828)  

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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 August - 17.  

1153  Death of Eustace IV of Boulogne, son of Stephen of England (b. 1130) on this day in history.  

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

1464  On August - 17 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  Charles III, Duke of Savoy, dies on this day in history.  

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

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