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Historical Events In August - 17

Tuesday, 04 August 2020

1970  Venera 7 launched by USSR for soft landing on Venus on August - 17.  

1971  Horace McMahon, actor (Martin Kane Private Eye), dies at 64 on August - 17.  

1972  On this day in history in New Britain a 7.1 earthquake caused a two-foot tsunami at Pomino on southeast New Britain  

1972  Phillies Steve Carlton wins his 15th straight game on this day in history.  

1972  On this day in history raymond Brulez, Flemish author (Schoone slaapster), dies at 76  

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

1973  On this day in history uS archaeologists in Greece uncover evidence that people went to sea as early as 7500 BC  

1973  On this day in history conrad Aiken, US poet (Pulitzer), dies at 74  

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

1975  Sig Arno, Hamburg Germany, actor (My Friend Irma), dies at 80 on August - 17.  

1976  Murvyn Vye, actor (Road to Bali, Escape to Burma), dies at 63 on August - 17.  

1978  The first manned balloon crossing of Atlantic Ocean (Eagle II) on August - 17.  

1979  On August - 17 vivian Vance actress (Ethel Mertz-I Love Lucy), dies at 72  

1979  Vivian Vance, actress (Ethel Mertz-I Love Lucy), dies of cancer at 67 on August - 17.  

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

1981  On August - 17 robert Russell Bennett, US composer/arranger (Oklahoma!), dies at 87  

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  Holly Roffey, youngest heart transplant, dies at 4 weeks on this day in history.  

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  On August - 17 bronze pig statue unveiled at Seattle's Pike Place Market  

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

1987  Rudolph Hess Nazi, dies at 93, after 46 years in Spandau Prison on this day in history.  

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

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

1988  On August - 17 lIRR says Penn station will get air conditioning in 1991  

1988  On this day in history mohammad Zia Ul-Haq pres of Pakistan (1978-88), dies at 63 in plane crash  

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 August - 17.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 17

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1473  On August - 17 birth of richard, Duke of York (d. 1483?)  

1578  Francesco Albani, Italian painter (d. 1660) was born on August - 17.  

1586  Johann V Andreae, German vicar/writer (Christenburg) was born on this day in history.  

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 August - 17.  

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 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  On August - 17 death of edmund Dudley, English treasurer, beheaded  

1536  Death of Pietersz, book publisher (Kersten Knight on this day in history.  

1553  On this day in history charles III, Duke of Savoy, dies  

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

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