Historical Events In August - 17
Thursday, 07 July 2022
1990 "The Exorcist 3" premiers on this day in history.
1990 Pearl Bailey broadway actress/singer, dies at 72 from a heart attack on August - 17.
1990 Phyllis Polander sues Mike Tyson for sexual harassment on August - 17.
1990 On this day in history pearl Bailey, actress (Landlord)/singer, dies of heart attack at 72
1991 Wade Frankum runs amok with automatic rifle and knife at Strathfield in Sydney, killing seven people and himself on August - 17.
1991 Don Dubbins, actor (Enchanted Island, DI), dies at 63 on August - 17.
1992 On August - 17 andre de Villiers, South African, murdered
1993 On this day in history max de Metz, Dutch publisher/translator/interpreter, dies at 72
1998 On this day in history u.S. President Bill Clinton admits in a televised address to having had inappropriate relations with ex-White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
1999 On this day in history izmit earthquake in Turkey killing 17,127 people
2005 Bangladesh is hit by bomb explosions.  on August - 17.
2005 On this day in history sellapan Ramanathan gains victory in the Singapore Presidential elections, 205.
2005 The first forced evacuation of settlers, as part of the Israel unilateral disengagement plan, starts on this day in history.
2007 Vladimir Putin issues a statement, revealing that Russia is to resume the flight exercises of its Strategic bombers in remote areas. The flights were suspended in 1991 after the Collapse of the Soviet Union on August - 17.
2012 On August - 17 three members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot are jailed for two years
2013 15 civilians are killed by a Syrian warplane attack in Aleppo on this day in history.
2017 Terror attack on Las Ramblas in Barcelona, Spain as van rams into crowds killing 16, injuring 120 on this day in history.
2017 On August - 17 three Hong Kong activists, Jason Wong, Nathan Law and Alex Chow jailed for unlawful assembly
2017 Anti-immigrant One Nation party leader Pauline Hansen is widely criticized for wearing a burqa into the Australian parliament on August - 17.
2017 On this day in history collision of two neutron stars witnessed for the first time first picked up by US-based Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (Ligo)
2017 The first observation of a collision of two neutron stars (GW170817) is hailed as a breakthrough in multi-messenger astronomy when both gravitational and electromagnetic waves from the event are detected. Data from the event provided confirmatory evidence for the r-process theory of the origin of heavy elements like gold on this day in history.