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Historical Events In August - 17

Wednesday, 20 January 2021

1896  On this day in history george Washington Carmack discoveres gold in Klondike region of Yukon  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1896  On this day in history henry P de Vries, Dutch painter/poet (Laws of the Americas)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1896  On this day in history bridget Driscoll, 1st Brit to die in an auto-accident  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1897  W B Purvis patents electric railway switch on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1898  On August - 17 gerard Schmook, Flemish librarian/historian/custodian  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1898  Carl Johann Adam Zeller, composer, dies at 56 on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1900  On August - 17 quincy Howe, Boston Mass, newscaster (CBS Weekend News)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1901  On this day in history edmond Audran, composer, dies at 61  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1903  On August - 17 joe Pulitzer donated $1 million to Columbia U & begins Pulitzer Prizes  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1903  Abram Chasins, composer on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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1904  On this day in history boston's Jesse Tannehell no-hits Chic White Sox, 6-0  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1905  Dutch govt of De Master begins on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1905  John Hay Whitney, publisher (NY Herald Trib 1961-67) on August - 17.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1906  On this day in history hazel Bishop, chemist/cosmetics manufacturer  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1907  On August - 17 bishop forbids Christian membership in Dutch Textile Union  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1907  Marian Viktorovich Koval, composer on August - 17.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1908  Bank of Italy opens new HQ at Clay &Montgomery on August - 17.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1908  B Tarkington & HL Wilson's "Man from Home," premieres in NYC on August - 17.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1908  On August - 17 kurt Hessenberg, composer  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1909  Richard Hoffman, composer, dies at 78 on August - 17.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1910  Eric Aaltonen, composer on August - 17.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1911  Frederik de Merode, Belgian prince on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1912  On August - 17 edgar Fernhout, Dutch painter/son of Charley Toorop  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1913  On August - 17 w. Mark Felt, American Watergate informant  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1914  The Belgian government moves its offices from Brussels to Antwerp on August - 17.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1914  On this day in history french troops under gen de Castelnau occupy Chateau Salins  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1914  On August - 17 franklin D Roosevelt Jr, son of FDR/(Rep-D-NY, 1949-55)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1914  On August - 17 james Grierson, British general  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1915  On August - 17 mob lynches Jewish businessman Leo Frank in Cobb County, Ga after death sentence for murder of 13-year-old girl commuted to life  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1915  On this day in history sS Glenby, this Ropner ship was sunk by gunfire from a U boat St. George's Channel. The Germans then machine gunned the survivors in the life boats, killing two and seriously wounding two others  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1915  German troops over run Kovno Lithuiana on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1915  Leo Frank, lynched for raping 12 year old in Georgia on August - 17.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1916  Bulgarian offensive in Macedonia on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1916  On this day in history eleanor Steber, opera singer  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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1473  Richard, Duke of York (d. 1483?) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1578  On this day in history birth of francesco Albani, Italian painter (d. 1660)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1586  Johann V Andreae, German vicar/writer (Christenburg) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1601  Pierre de Fermat, mathematician who needed wider margins [or Aug 20] was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1629  On this day in history birth of king John III of Poland (d. 1696)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1686  Nicola Antonio Porpora, composer was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1720  Charles D J Eisen, French engraver/painter (Contes de La Fontaine) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1753  On this day in history birth of josef Dobrovský, Czech linguist (d. 1828)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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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.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1153  On August - 17 death of eustace IV of Boulogne, son of Stephen of England (b. 1130)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1304  Death of Emperor Go-Fukakusa of Japan (b. 1243) on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1464  On August - 17 nikolaus von Cusa, German theologist/mathematician/philosopher, dies  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1510  On this day in history death of edmund Dudley, English treasurer, beheaded  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1536  Death of Pietersz, book publisher (Kersten Knight on August - 17.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1553  Charles III, Duke of Savoy, dies on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1635  On August - 17 francisco de Moncada, Spanish earl of Osuna, dies at 48  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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