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Historical Events In August - 17

Tuesday, 04 August 2020

1970  Venera 7 launched by USSR for soft landing on Venus on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1971  Horace McMahon, actor (Martin Kane Private Eye), dies at 64 on August - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1972  On August - 17 in New Britain a 7.1 earthquake caused a two-foot tsunami at Pomino on southeast New Britain  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1972  On August - 17 phillies Steve Carlton wins his 15th straight game  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1972  Raymond Brulez, Flemish author (Schoone slaapster), dies at 76 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1973  Lee Trevino's 1st hole-in-one on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1973  US archaeologists in Greece uncover evidence that people went to sea as early as 7500 BC on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1973  On this day in history conrad Aiken, US poet (Pulitzer), dies at 74  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1974  Aldo Palazzeschi, [Giurlani], Italian writer, dies at 89 on August - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1975  Sig Arno, Hamburg Germany, actor (My Friend Irma), dies at 80 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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1976  On August - 17 murvyn Vye, actor (Road to Bali, Escape to Burma), dies at 63  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1978  On this day in history the first manned balloon crossing of Atlantic Ocean (Eagle II)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1979  On this day in history vivian Vance actress (Ethel Mertz-I Love Lucy), dies at 72  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1979  Vivian Vance, actress (Ethel Mertz-I Love Lucy), dies of cancer at 67 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1980  On this day in history midway relieved Constellation to begin another Indian Ocean deployment and complement Eisenhower task group still on contingency duty in the Arabian Sea  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1981  On this day in history robert Russell Bennett, US composer/arranger (Oklahoma!), dies at 87  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1982  On this day in history barney Phillips actor (Dragnet, Felony Squad), dies at 68  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1982  South Bend, Ind jury acquits self-avowed racist Joseph Paul Franklin on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1982  On this day in history barney Phillips, actor (Dragnet, Felony Squad), dies at 68  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1983  In Luzon, Philippine Islands a 6.5 quake killed 16 and 47 injured and extensive damage in the Pasuquin-Laoag-Batac and Serrat areas on August - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1983  Ira Gershwin lyricist, dies in Beverly Hills, Cal, at 86 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1983  On this day in history ira Gershwin, lyricist, dies in Beverly Hills at 86  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1984  On August - 17 holly Roffey, youngest heart transplant, dies at 4 weeks  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1985  Dave Kingman hits his 400th HR on August - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1985  Rajiv Gandhi announces Punjab state elections in India on August - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1986  Bronze pig statue unveiled at Seattle's Pike Place Market on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1987  Dow Jones Industrial Avg closes above 2,700 for 1st time (2,700.57) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1987  On August - 17 rudolph Hess Nazi, dies at 93, after 46 years in Spandau Prison  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1987  On this day in history charles Drummond de Andrade, Brazilian poet, dies at 84  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1988  On August - 17 franklin D Roosevelt Jr (Rep-D-NY, 1949-55), dies on 74th birthday  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1988  LIRR says Penn station will get air conditioning in 1991 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1988  On this day in history mohammad Zia Ul-Haq pres of Pakistan (1978-88), dies at 63 in plane crash  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1988  NYC 1st case of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (9 year old Bronx boy) on August - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1988  Franklin D Roosevelt Jr, (Rep-D-NY, 1949-55), dies on 74th birthday on August - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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1473  Richard, Duke of York (d. 1483?) was born on this day in history.  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  Pierre de Fermat, mathematician who needed wider margins [or Aug 20] was born on August - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1629  King John III of Poland (d. 1696) was born on this day in history.  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 this day in history.  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  Karloman, abbot of Monte cassino, dies at >39 on August - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1153  Death of Eustace IV of Boulogne, son of Stephen of England (b. 1130) on August - 17.  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  Nikolaus von Cusa, German theologist/mathematician/philosopher, dies on August - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

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

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

1635  On this day in history francisco de Moncada, Spanish earl of Osuna, dies at 48  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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