Historical Events In August - 17
Sunday, 25 July 2021
1990 "The Exorcist 3" premiers on August - 17.
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 this day in history.
1990 Pearl Bailey, actress (Landlord)/singer, dies of heart attack at 72 on this day in history.
1991 On August - 17 wade Frankum runs amok with automatic rifle and knife at Strathfield in Sydney, killing seven people and himself.
1991 On August - 17 don Dubbins, actor (Enchanted Island, DI), dies at 63
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 August - 17 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 On this day in history bangladesh is hit by bomb explosions. 
2005 On August - 17 sellapan Ramanathan gains victory in the Singapore Presidential elections, 205.
2005 On this day in history the first forced evacuation of settlers, as part of the Israel unilateral disengagement plan, starts.
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 this day in history.
2012 Three members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot are jailed for two years on this day in history.
2013 On this day in history 15 civilians are killed by a Syrian warplane attack in Aleppo
2017 On this day in history terror attack on Las Ramblas in Barcelona, Spain as van rams into crowds killing 16, injuring 120
2017 On August - 17 three Hong Kong activists, Jason Wong, Nathan Law and Alex Chow jailed for unlawful assembly
2017 On this day in history anti-immigrant One Nation party leader Pauline Hansen is widely criticized for wearing a burqa into the Australian parliament
2017 Collision of two neutron stars witnessed for the first time first picked up by US-based Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (Ligo) on August - 17.
2017 On August - 17 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.