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Historical Events In August - 17

Wednesday, 20 January 2021

1917  On this day in history italy declares war on Germany & Turkey  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1917  P Roger Peyrefitte, French writer (Singular Love) on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

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

1918  On this day in history mort Marshall, NYC, actor (Cully-Dumplings)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1920  On this day in history in memory of Ray Chapman (died Aug 16), Yanks cancel game with Indians  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1920  Georgia Gibbs, Worcester Mass, singer (Ballin the Jack, Kiss of Fire) on August - 17.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1920  On August - 17 ray Chapman, hit in the head by Yanks' Carl Mays pitch, dies  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1921  On August - 17 geoffery Rudolph Elton, historiographer  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1922  On this day in history paul Wiens, writer  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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1923  Anton Kersjes, violinist/conductor (Amsterdam Philharmonic Orch) on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1924  French-German trade agreement signed on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1924  On August - 17 evan S Connell, US writer  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1924  Pavel S "Paul" Urysohn, Russian mathematician, drowns at 26 on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1925  On this day in history john Hawkes, US writer (2nd Skin)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1926  On August - 17 greek-Serbian/Croatian/Slavs peace treaty signed  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

1927  On this day in history bernard "Bernie" Cornfeld, Romanian/US financier (Fund of Funds)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1927  On this day in history horace Alderman, US, murderer, hanged  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1928  On August - 17 jean R Adams, entomologist  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

1936  On this day in history pierre-Octave Ferroud, French composer (Surgery & Foules), dies at 36  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1938  On August - 17 henry Armstrong won his 3rd concurrent boxing championship  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1938  On this day in history 1st aircraft owned by Forest Service in service (Oakland)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1939  On August - 17 "Wizard of Oz" opens at Loew's Capitol Theater in NY  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1940  On this day in history fDR &Canadian PM William M King agree to joint defense commission  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1940  On this day in history fDR & Canadian PM William M King agree to joint defense commission  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1941  On this day in history german raider attacks Dutch SS Kota Nopan  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1942  Submarines USS Nautilus and USS Argonaut land 222 Marines on Makin Island, first amphibious attack made from submarines on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

1942  1st European bombing run undertaken by US forces on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

1943  The birth of Robert De Niro, American actor on August - 17.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1943  On this day in history 498 British bombers attack Peenemunde  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

1578  On August - 17 birth of francesco Albani, Italian painter (d. 1660)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

1601  Pierre de Fermat, mathematician who needed wider margins [or Aug 20] was born on August - 17.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1629  On August - 17 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 August - 17.  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 August - 17.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

1304  On August - 17 death of emperor Go-Fukakusa of Japan (b. 1243)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

1510  On August - 17 death of edmund Dudley, English treasurer, beheaded  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1536  Death of Pietersz, book publisher (Kersten Knight on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

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

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