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Historical Events In August - 17

Tuesday, 04 August 2020

1896  On August - 17 george Washington Carmack discoveres gold in Klondike region of Yukon  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1896  Henry P de Vries, Dutch painter/poet (Laws of the Americas) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1896  On August - 17 bridget Driscoll, 1st Brit to die in an auto-accident  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1898  Gerard Schmook, Flemish librarian/historian/custodian on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1900  Quincy Howe, Boston Mass, newscaster (CBS Weekend News) on August - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1901  On August - 17 edmond Audran, composer, dies at 61  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1903  Joe Pulitzer donated $1 million to Columbia U & begins Pulitzer Prizes on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1903  Abram Chasins, composer on August - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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1904  On August - 17 boston's Jesse Tannehell no-hits Chic White Sox, 6-0  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1905  On this day in history dutch govt of De Master begins  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1905  On this day in history john Hay Whitney, publisher (NY Herald Trib 1961-67)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1906  Hazel Bishop, chemist/cosmetics manufacturer on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1907  Bishop forbids Christian membership in Dutch Textile Union on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1907  Marian Viktorovich Koval, composer on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1908  Bank of Italy opens new HQ at Clay &Montgomery on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1908  B Tarkington & HL Wilson's "Man from Home," premieres in NYC on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1908  On August - 17 kurt Hessenberg, composer  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1909  On August - 17 richard Hoffman, composer, dies at 78  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1910  On this day in history eric Aaltonen, composer  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1912  Edgar Fernhout, Dutch painter/son of Charley Toorop on August - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1913  W. Mark Felt, American Watergate informant on August - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1914  On this day in history the Belgian government moves its offices from Brussels to Antwerp.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1914  French troops under gen de Castelnau occupy Chateau Salins on August - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1914  Franklin D Roosevelt Jr, son of FDR/(Rep-D-NY, 1949-55) on August - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1914  James Grierson, British general on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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 Whatsapp

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 Whatsapp

1915  On this day in history german troops over run Kovno Lithuiana  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1916  On August - 17 bulgarian offensive in Macedonia  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1916  Eleanor Steber, opera singer on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1578  Francesco Albani, Italian painter (d. 1660) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1586  On this day in history birth of johann V Andreae, German vicar/writer (Christenburg)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1601  On this day in history birth of pierre de Fermat, mathematician who needed wider margins [or Aug 20]  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1629  King John III of Poland (d. 1696) was born on August - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1720  On this day in history birth of charles D J Eisen, French engraver/painter (Contes de La Fontaine)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1753  Josef DobrovskĂ˝, Czech linguist (d. 1828) was born on August - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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0754  Karloman, abbot of Monte cassino, dies at >39 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1153  On this day in history death of eustace IV of Boulogne, son of Stephen of England (b. 1130)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

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

1510  Death of Edmund Dudley, English treasurer, beheaded on August - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1536  On this day in history death of pietersz, book publisher (Kersten Knight  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1553  Charles III, Duke of Savoy, dies on August - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

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