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Historical Events In August - 17

Tuesday, 04 August 2020

1917  On August - 17 italy declares war on Germany & Turkey  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1917  On this day in history p Roger Peyrefitte, French writer (Singular Love)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1918  On this day in history samuel Riddle buys Man o'War for $5,000  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1918  British troops attack Baku Azerbaijan on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1918  Mort Marshall, NYC, actor (Cully-Dumplings) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1920  In memory of Ray Chapman (died Aug 16), Yanks cancel game with Indians on August - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1920  On August - 17 georgia Gibbs, Worcester Mass, singer (Ballin the Jack, Kiss of Fire)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1920  On this day in history ray Chapman, hit in the head by Yanks' Carl Mays pitch, dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1921  Geoffery Rudolph Elton, historiographer on August - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1922  On August - 17 paul Wiens, writer  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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1923  Anton Kersjes, violinist/conductor (Amsterdam Philharmonic Orch) on August - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1924  On this day in history french-German trade agreement signed  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1924  Evan S Connell, US writer on August - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1924  On August - 17 pavel S "Paul" Urysohn, Russian mathematician, drowns at 26  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1925  John Hawkes, US writer (2nd Skin) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1926  Greek-Serbian/Croatian/Slavs peace treaty signed on August - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1926  Haakon Barfod, Norway, yachting (Olympic-gold-1948, 52) on August - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1927  On August - 17 bernard "Bernie" Cornfeld, Romanian/US financier (Fund of Funds)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1927  Horace Alderman, US, murderer, hanged on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1928  On this day in history jean R Adams, entomologist  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1933  Lou Gehrig breaks record by playing in his 1,308th straight game on August - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1936  Pierre-Octave Ferroud, French composer (Surgery & Foules), dies at 36 on August - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1938  On this day in history henry Armstrong won his 3rd concurrent boxing championship  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1938  1st aircraft owned by Forest Service in service (Oakland) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1939  "Wizard of Oz" opens at Loew's Capitol Theater in NY on August - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1940  On August - 17 fDR &Canadian PM William M King agree to joint defense commission  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1940  FDR & Canadian PM William M King agree to joint defense commission on August - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1941  German raider attacks Dutch SS Kota Nopan on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1942  On August - 17 submarines USS Nautilus and USS Argonaut land 222 Marines on Makin Island, first amphibious attack made from submarines  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1942  On August - 17 uS bombers staged 1st independent raid on Europe attack Rouen, France  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1942  1st European bombing run undertaken by US forces on August - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1943  Allied forces take control of the island of Sicily on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1943  On this day in history the birth of Robert De Niro, American actor  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1943  498 British bombers attack Peenemunde 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  Johann V Andreae, German vicar/writer (Christenburg) was born on August - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1629  On August - 17 birth of king John III of Poland (d. 1696)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1686  Nicola Antonio Porpora, composer was born on August - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1720  Charles D J Eisen, French engraver/painter (Contes de La Fontaine) was born on August - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1753  On August - 17 birth of josef DobrovskĂ˝, Czech linguist (d. 1828)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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0754  On August - 17 karloman, abbot of Monte cassino, dies at >39  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1304  Death of Emperor Go-Fukakusa of Japan (b. 1243) on August - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1464  On this day in history nikolaus von Cusa, German theologist/mathematician/philosopher, dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1536  On August - 17 death of pietersz, book publisher (Kersten Knight  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1553  On August - 17 charles III, Duke of Savoy, dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

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