Historical Events In August - 17
Tuesday, 04 August 2020
1944 On August - 17 4th Canadian Armour division occupiers Trun Normandy
1944 John Trumble, cricketer (brother of Hugh 7 Tests 1885-86), dies on August - 17.
1945 On this day in history indonesia declares independence from Netherlands (National Day)
1945 On August - 17 indonesia proclaims its independence from Holland.
1945 On this day in history indonesia (Dutch E Indies) declares independence from Netherlands
1945 On this day in history gino Marinuzzi, composer, dies at 61
1946 On this day in history arthur Honegger's 3rd Symphony "Liturgique," premieres
1947 On August - 17 the Radcliffe Line, the border between Union of India and Dominion of Pakistan is revealed.
1948 On this day in history alger Hiss denies ever being a Communist agent
1948 On this day in history nico J Polak, Dutch economist, dies at 60
1950 On this day in history indonesia gains independence from the Netherlands
1950 On August - 17 indonesia gains independence from Netherlands
1951 Hurricane winds drive 6 ships ashore, Kingston, Jamaica on this day in history.
1953 Johannes B Tielrooy, literature (French Living Lesson), dies at 66 on this day in history.
1954 Billy Murray, singer (Denver Nightengale), dies at 77 on August - 17.
1955 Hurricane Diane, following hurricane Connie floods Connecticut River killing 190 &doing $1.8 billion damage on this day in history.
1958 World's 1st Moon probe, US's Thor-Able, explodes at T +77 sec on this day in history.
1958 On August - 17 florent Schmitt, French composer/critic (Jardin Secret), dies at 87
1959 7.1 quake strikes Yellowstone National Park on this day in history.
1959 ADM Arleigh Burke reappointed CNO for 3rd 2 year term, serving longest term as CNO on this day in history.
1960 Francis Gary Powers U-2 spy trial opens in Moscow on this day in history.
1960 On this day in history gabon gains independence from France (National Day)
1960 On this day in history the west African country of Gabon gains its independence from France.
1961 Building of the Berlin Wall begins on August - 17.
1961 On August - 17 kennedy administration establishes Alliance for Progress
1961 On August - 17 carlos Leon Salzedo, composer, dies at 76
1962 Beatles replaces Pete Best with Ringo Starr on August - 17.
1962 E German border guards shot &kill Peter Fechter, 18, attempting to cross Berlin Wall into western sector on August - 17.
1962 On this day in history navy's first hydrofoil patrol craft, USS High Point (PCH-1) launched at Seattle, WA
1963 On August - 17 richard Barthelmess, actor (Heroes for Sales), dies of cancer at 68
1966 Pioneer 7 launched into solar orbit on August - 17.
1966 Archibald Palm, cricketer (Test S Africa v England 1927-28), dies on August - 17.
1969 On this day in history hurricane Camille claims more than 250
1969 On August - 17 ludwig Mies van der Rohe, architect (November Group), dies at 83