17th August

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The August 17 is the 229th day of the Gregorian calendar (the 230th in leap years ), thus remain 136 days by year end.

Historic anniversaries
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Events

Politics and world events

1632: Count of Pappenheim
1942/43: US planes over Europe
2004: The new national flag of Serbia

economy

1840: Porta Nuova station in Milan

science and technology

1909: The bubble of Hans Grade

Culture

Image from Fantasmagorie (1908)

society

1896: Bridget Driscoll, first victim in a car accident

religion

1740: Pope Benedict XIV.

Disasters

Flood in Dresden

Minor accidents are listed in the sub-articles of Catastrophe .

Sports

1805: Unspunnen Festival

Entries of athletics world records can be found under the respective discipline under athletics .

Born

Before the 18th century

18th century

19th century

1801-1850

1851-1875

1876-1900

20th century

1901-1925

Mark Felt (* 1913)

1926-1950

Fritz Wepper (* 1941)
Lothar Bisky (* 1941)
Robert De Niro (born 1943)

1951-1975

Herta Müller (* 1953)
Donnie Wahlberg (* 1969)

1976-2000

Gracie Gold (* 1995)

Died

Before the 17th century

17th and 18th centuries

19th century

20th century

1901-1950

1951-1975

1976-2000

21st century

Holidays and memorial days

  • Church memorial days
    • Johann Gerhard , German general superintendent and theologian (Protestant)
    • Saint Eusebius , Martyr and Bishop of Rome (Catholic)
    • St. Clare of the Cross , Italian mystic, virgin and religious (Catholic)
    • St. Mamas , Asian Minor Cypriot hermit, 3rd century (Catholic)

The list of days of remembrance and action contains further entries .


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