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Famous Events For August 17

Famous Events For August 17 – Today In History

August 17: Today in History – Historical Events

Early Centuries – August 17 Historic Events – Before the 1700s

1. August 17, 0682 – Supremacy of St Leo II as Catholic Pope
2. August 17, 1180 – Kiyomori Taira makes his grandson, Emperor Antoku, king resulting in Yoritoimo Minamoto rising in rebellion against the king
3. August 17, 1544 – Saint-Dizier conquered by Imperial/ English forces
4. August 17, 1563 – At the age of 13, King Charles IX was confirmed as a grown-up person
5. August 17, 1577 – Constitutional privileges granted to Huguenots as per the Peace of Bergerac
6. August 17, 1579 – Queen Elizabeth I travels to Francois of Anjou

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7. August 17, 1585 – Eight months’ blockade by Duke of Parma forces Antwerp to accept defeat
8. August 17, 1590 – John White could not find immigrants in Roanoke when he returned after three years
9. August 17, 1590 – The Governor of the Island of Roanoke when he comes back from England finds everyone on the islands has departed
10. August 17, 1648 – Henry Ireton vanquishes Scottish at the war at Preston, Lancashire

18th Century – What Happened on August 17 – The 1700s

11. August 17, 1717 – Agreement for amity reached amongst France, Russia and Prussia
12. August 17, 1743 – Agreement for amity reached between Sweden and Russia
13. August 17, 1787 – Praying in groups in Budapest Hungary by Jews was authorised
14. August 17, 1788 – Identification of Losantville, Ohio (now Cincinnati)
15. August 17, 1795 – Rebellion by slaves at the Knip estate. Curacao
16. August 17, 1796 – Batavian fleet surrenders to the British in Saldanha Bay, South Africa

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19th Century – August 17 This Day That Year – The 1800s

17. August 17, 1807 – first journey upstream the Hudson River by Robert Fulton in his powered cruiser
18. August 17, 1808 – Napoleon requests Holland contingent to move towards Spain
19. August 17, 1819 – setting up of a second preaching unit in New Zealand by the Church Missionary Society
20. August 17, 1827 – peace agreement signed between Dutch King Willem I and Pope Leo XII
21. August 17, 1834 – Charles Darwin climbs to the peak of Campana Chile
22. August 17, 1836 – Record keeping of births, marriages, and deaths approved by the parliament in Britain
23. August 17, 1836 – Charles Darwin departs from South America on HMS Beagle
24. August 17, 1846 – California seized by the US Fleet commanded by Robert F Stockton
25. August 17, 1858- Inauguration of 1st Bank in Hawaii
26. August 17, 1859 – Air postal service (in balloon) from Lafayette, Indiana commenced
27. August 17, 1862 – Allied forces commanded by Kirby Smith capture Kentucky

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28. August 17, 1863 – Central forces and navy pounce on Fort Sumter in SC
29. August 17, 1869 – Oxford vanquishes Harvard in an international yacht contest first conducted in the River Thames
30. August 17, 1870 – Mount Rainier in Washington scaled for the first time
31. August 17, 1870 – First woman judge, Mrs. Morris. In the US-appointed
32. August 17, 1876 – Debut performance of “Gotterdammerung” in Bayreuth
33. August 17, 1879- Establishment of the French Panama Canal Company under the control of Ferdinand de Lesseps
34. August 17, 1883 – Himno Nacinol, the national anthem of the Dominican Republic, sang in the community for the first time
35. August 17, 1891 – Community bath house thrown open to the public in the US with facilities like showers
36. August 17, 1891 – Rights for automobile electric starter granted
37. August 17, 1892 – Military commanders of Russia and France sign Double Coalition agreement
38. August 17, 1897 – Rights for electric railway switches granted to W.B Purvis

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20th Century – Important Events On This Day August 17 – The 1900

39. August 17, 1901 – The Royal Titles Statute amended with the addition of the words in a Royal flair – “and the British Dominions beyond Seas”
40. August 17, 1903 – The award of Pulitzer in America by Columbia University commenced with the contribution of $1 million by Joe Pulitzer to the University
41. August 17, 1904 – John Watson was replaced by George H Reid as Prime Minister of Australia
42. August 17, 1905 – Commencement of Government of Dutch under De Master
43. August 17, 1907 – The Association of Christians as members of the Dutch Textile Union was banned by the Bishop
44. August 17, 1908 – Debut performance of “Man from Home” by Tarkington and HL Wilson, in NYC
45. August 17, 1908 – Inauguration of new main offices of the Bank of Italy (now Bank of America) at Clay and Montgomery

46. August 17, 1908 – an animated film was shown on the screen for the first time in Paris
47. August 17, 1914 – Chateau Salinas seized by the French army under the leadership of Gen de Castelnau
48. August 17, 1915 – German army conquers Kovno, Lithuania
49. August 17, 1915 – The murder penalty awarded to Leo Frank, a Jewish entrepreneur, for killing a teenage girl was reduced to life and the public killed him
50. August 17, 1916 – violence in Macedonia created by Bulgarian
51. August 17, 1917 – Declaration of battle by Italy on Turkey
52. August 17, 1918 – assault by British army on Baku, Azerbaijan
53. August 17, 1918 – Caukasus taken over by the Turkish army
54. August 17, 1920 – Chapman died on the day of the play between the NY Yankees and Cleveland Indians, and the game was canceled in his honor

55. August 17, 1924 – Commerce and trade agreement signed between French and German
56. August 17, 1926 – Agreement for peace signed by Greek-Serbian
57. August 17, 1933 – highest best of 1308 successive plays by Lou Gehrig
58. August 17, 1933 – Missile GIRD-RI test fired by Soviet Union
59. August 17, 1838 – 3rd simultaneous boxing competition won by Henry Armstrong
60. August 17, 1839 – Capital Theatre in NY owned by Loew hosts “Wizard of Oz”
61. August 17, 1940 – agreement for a combined military command approved by FDR and Canadian Prime Minister William M King
62. August 17 – 1940 – Complete ban of Great Britain directed by Hitler
63. August 17 – 1941 – Dutch vessel was assaulted by German invader
64. August 17- 1942 – Transportation of French Jews to nazi Germany
65. August 17- 1942 – Rouen, France, assaulted by the bombers of US 8th Air Defence forces.
66. August 17 – 1943 – Bombardment of Peenemunde by the British Airforce using 498 bombers

67. August 17 – 1943 – an attack on Schweinfurt by US Air Defence Forces caused the loss of 60 B-17 aircraft to the US Airforce
68. August 17-1944 -Trun, Normandy seized by 4th Canadian Army
69. August 17- 1944 – Gunther von Kluge in Normandy was succeeded by German commander Walter Model
70. August 17 – 1945 – North Korea and South Korea come into being along the 38th parallel after dividing Korea
71. August 17 – 1946 – “Animal Farm” by George Orwell circulated in the United Kingdom
72. August 17 – 1947 – Discovery of The Radcliffe Line between the boundary of India and Pakistan and exposed
73. August 17 – 1948 – Charges against Alger Hiss that he was an agent of communist was refuted by him
74. August 17 – 1948 – In a baseball play, Phillies made 8 errors for the 2nd time
75. August 17 – 1950 – Netherlands gave independence to Indonesia
76. August 17 – 1951 – Cleveland scored 33 and All-Stars 0, in the 18th NFL Chicago All-star Play
77. August 17- 1951 – six vessels were washed ashore in Kingston, Jamaica by the cyclone gusts
78. August 17 – 1952 – The New York Times uses the word “Fallout” for the first time

79. August 17 – 1952 – LPGA World Golf Championship achieved by Betty Jameson
80. August 17- 1953 – Narcotics Anonymous in Southern California arranges its first meeting – Addiction
81. August 17 – 1955 – 190 feared dead and billions worth of damage caused by cyclone Connie followed by cyclone Diane causing floods in the Connecticut river
82. August 17- 1956 – The communist party of Germany was vetoed by the National Statutory Court in West Germany
83. August 17- 1956 – About 20000 women paraded to meet the Prime Minister at Pretoria’s Union Building in South Africa protesting carrying passes and presenting an appeal. This is one of the biggest protest rallies in South Africa
84. August 17 – 1957 – Alice Roth, an admirer of Richie Ashburn was injured two times once on her nose and a second time while she was being carried when Richie Ashburn committed mistakes two times
85. August 17 – 1958 – The LPGA Kansas City Golf Open was achieved by Bonnie Hoffman
86. August 17 – 1958 – US’s 1st Moon Probe detonates at T+77 sec
87. August 17 – 1959 – Earthquake of magnitude 7.1 hits Yellowstone National Park
88. On August 17 – 1959 Agreement was reached for the construction of an Iraqi Atomic device between the USSR and Iraq
89. August 17 -1960 – France grants independence to Gabon
90. August 17 – 1960 – Ambassadorial-level connections were cut off between Indonesia and the Netherlands
91. August 17, 1961 – Association for Development created by the Kennedy government
92. August 17, 1962 – A teenage boy Peter Fechter was fired and killed by East German security when he attempted to cross the Berlin Wall to go to the Western side

93. August 17, 1964 – In a cricket match against Australia, Boycott makes his first hundred runs (113)
94. August 17, 1966 – Launch of a satellite to circle the round sun
95. August 17, 1968 – NWA Championship awarded to Dick Beyers when he defeated Verne Gagne
96. August 17, 1969 – hundreds lost their life when a cyclone, Camille hit US beaches mostly in Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana
97. August 17, 1969 – LPGA Southgate Ladies Golf Open won by Carol Mann
98. August 17, 1970 – Launch of a space vehicle, Venera 7 (US)
99. August 17, 1972 – Winning of his 15th hit straight game – Phillies Steve Carlton
100. August 17, 1973 – Hitting 660th and final HR by Willie Mays
101. August 17, 1975 – LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic achieved by Jo Ann Washman
102. August 17, 1976 – Thousands perished in the Philippines due to an earthquake and tsunami
103. August 17, 1977 – Russia sends its 1st atomic submarine to the North Pole
104. August 17, 1977 – Atomic test by USSR at Eastern Kazakh
105. August 17, 1978 – Three Americans were successful in crossing the Atlantic by balloon
106. August 17, 1979 – Passengers traveling by air over Ukraine died due to the dashing of two airplanes against each other
107. On August 17, 1980 “Black Stone” completed its 104 presentations at Majestic Theatre in NYC, and further shows discontinued
108. August 17, 1980 – LOGA Patty Berg Golf Classic won by Beth Daniel
109. August 17, 1982 – In a game between LA Dodgers and Chicago Clubs, the former beat the latter (6-5) in 21 innings
110. August 17,1982 – Germany publicizes its first compact discs
111. August 17,1983 – 17 killed in Texas when cyclone Alicia hits Texas
112. August 17, 1984 – Pete Rose becomes player and manager of the Cincinnati Reds
113. August 17,1985 – Election to Punjab Assembly in India declared by Rajiv Gandhi
114. August 17, 1985 – In Orlando, formation of House of Hope by Sara Trollinger
115. August 17, 1986 – The statue of a pig made of bronze was installed at Pike Place Market, Seattle

116. August 17, 1986 – Rebellion at DMC performance leaves 40 injured
117. August 17, 1987 – Boxing Hall of Fame awarded to Mohammad Ali
118. August 17,1988 – 400 m best highest record created by Butch Reynolds (43.29)
119. August 17, 1988 – George H W Bush was nominated as presidential hopeful by the Republican party of the US
120. August 17,1988 – In an air accident both Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, President of Pakistan, and US Ambassador Arnold Raphael died
121. August 17, 1989 – Britain and Ireland participate in the 32 Walker Cup, (12 1/2-11 ½)
122. August 17,1990 – Mike Tyson prosecuted on sensual annoyance by Phyllis Polander
123. August 17, 1991 – 1st major league HR since 1983 by Royals Warren Cromartie
124. August 17,1994 – Prime Minister Ntsu Mokhehle terminated by King Letsie II of Lesotho
125. August 17,1994 – Jackie Kennedy Onassis‘s name was given to NY Central Park artificial lake
126. August 17, 1995 – Atomic test by China at Lop Nor PRC
127. August 17,1996 – Launching of Soyuz TM-24 into orbit
128. August 17,1997 – Davis Love III achieves a 269 in the 79th PGA Championship at Winged Foot GC
129. August 17, 1998 – President Bill Clinton confesses having an extramarital relationship with Monica Lewinsky
130. August 17, 1999 – 17000 died and 44000 wounded when an earthquake of 7.4 magnitude hit Izmit, Turkey.

21st Century – August 17 This Day In History – The 2000s

131. August 17, 2003 – At the 95th PGA Championship game, a 276 score at Oak Hill Country Club was achieved by Shaun Micheel
132. August 17,2004 – Chinese scholars discovered MD5 remains
133. August 17, 2004 – The new state code, Boze Pravde, as the national anthem for Serbia approved by the Constituent Assembly of Serbia
134. August 17, 2005 – Settlers were forced to retreat, because of Israel’s detachment design
135. August 17, 2012 – Three members of the Russian inferior group of Pussy Riot were imprisoned for two years
136. August 17, 2012 – Moscow prohibits Gay parade for hundred years
137. August 17, 2013 – Syrian Air Force assault in Aleppo leaves 15 civilians killed
138. August 17, 2013 – Boko Harem and Nigerian army battle left 18 people dead
139. August 17, 2013 – Usain Bolt conquers the 200 m at the 14th World Championship in Athletics
140. August 17, 2015 – A mine explosion at the Erawan Temple in Bangkok kills 19 and wounds hundreds
141. August 17, 2015 – US botanists claim that the world’s first flower could be Montsechia Vidalia
142. August 17, 2015 – Bulk burial ground discovered in Schoneck-Kilianstadten, Central Germany. This was believed to be 7000-year-old, as per publication in PNAS. Some bodies were found to be wounded in a fierce fight
143. August 17, 2016 – Deluge in Louisiana kills 13 and renders 4000 homeless and retreat

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