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
1896 On this day in history henry P de Vries, Dutch painter/poet (Laws of the Americas)
1896 On this day in history bridget Driscoll, 1st Brit to die in an auto-accident
1897 W B Purvis patents electric railway switch on this day in history.
1898 On August - 17 gerard Schmook, Flemish librarian/historian/custodian
1898 Carl Johann Adam Zeller, composer, dies at 56 on this day in history.
1900 On August - 17 quincy Howe, Boston Mass, newscaster (CBS Weekend News)
1901 On this day in history edmond Audran, composer, dies at 61
1903 On August - 17 joe Pulitzer donated $1 million to Columbia U & begins Pulitzer Prizes
1903 Abram Chasins, composer on this day in history.
1904 On this day in history boston's Jesse Tannehell no-hits Chic White Sox, 6-0
1905 Dutch govt of De Master begins on this day in history.
1905 John Hay Whitney, publisher (NY Herald Trib 1961-67) on August - 17.
1906 On this day in history hazel Bishop, chemist/cosmetics manufacturer
1907 On August - 17 bishop forbids Christian membership in Dutch Textile Union
1907 Marian Viktorovich Koval, composer on August - 17.
1908 Bank of Italy opens new HQ at Clay &Montgomery on August - 17.
1908 B Tarkington & HL Wilson's "Man from Home," premieres in NYC on August - 17.
1908 On August - 17 kurt Hessenberg, composer
1909 Richard Hoffman, composer, dies at 78 on August - 17.
1910 Eric Aaltonen, composer on August - 17.
1911 Frederik de Merode, Belgian prince on this day in history.
1912 On August - 17 edgar Fernhout, Dutch painter/son of Charley Toorop
1913 On August - 17 w. Mark Felt, American Watergate informant
1914 The Belgian government moves its offices from Brussels to Antwerp on August - 17.
1914 On this day in history french troops under gen de Castelnau occupy Chateau Salins
1914 On August - 17 franklin D Roosevelt Jr, son of FDR/(Rep-D-NY, 1949-55)
1914 On August - 17 james Grierson, British general
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
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
1915 German troops over run Kovno Lithuiana on this day in history.
1915 Leo Frank, lynched for raping 12 year old in Georgia on August - 17.
1916 Bulgarian offensive in Macedonia on this day in history.
1916 On this day in history eleanor Steber, opera singer