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Know what happened on 17th August


Importance of 17th August in History

Know all Events, anniversaries, death, born that makes 17th August special in the world history.

  • 1743 आज ही के दिन स्वीडन और रूस ने शांति समझौते पर हस्ताक्षर किए।
  • 1858 आज ही के दिन अमरीकी प्रांत हवाई में पहला बैंक खुला।
  • 1859 आज ही के दिन एक गर्म हवा के गुब्बारे के जरिए पहली बार चिट्ठियां भेजी गयीं।'
  • 1869 आज ही के दिन पहली अंतर्राष्ट्रीय नौकायन प्रतियोगिता लंदन की टेम्स नदी पर आयोजित हुई।
  • 1909 आज ही के दिन महान क्रांतिकारी मदन लाल को फांसी पर चढ़ा दिया गया।
  • 1914 आज ही के दिन लिथुआनिया ने जर्मनी के आगे आत्मसमर्पण किया।
  • 1917 आज ही के दिन इटली ने जर्मनी और तुर्की के खिलाफ युद्ध की घोषणा की।
  • 1945 आज ही के दिन स्वतंत्रता सेनानी सुभाष चंद्र बोस का निधन।
  • 1947 आज ही के दिन भारत की आजादी के बाद पहली ब्रिटिश सैन्य टुकड़ी स्वदेश रवाना।
  • 1999 आज ही के दिन तुर्की में भूकंप से लगभग 45000 लोगों की मौत।

  • 1999
    A powerful earthquake struck Izmit, Western Turkey, flattening much of the town and killing more than 17,000 with many more injured.
    Turkey
    1998
    US President Bill Clinton admitted having an inappropriate relationship with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
    United States
    1989
    Electronic tagging of a criminal was used for the first time in Britain
    Great Britain
    1988
    Death of Zia ul-Haq, President of Pakistan, along with several others, when their plane exploded in mid-air in mysterious circumstances.
    Pakistan
    1983
    Death of Ira Gershwin, American lyricist .
    United States
    1978
    Double Eagle II became the first hot-air balloon to cross the Atlantic, flown by Americans Max Anderson, Ben Abruzzo and Larry Newman.
    United States
    1969
    Hurricane Camille hit the coast of Mississippi, killing 248 people and causing $1.5 billion worth of damage
    United States
    1959
    Birth of David Koresh, American leader of the Branch Davidians religious cult whose members were killed by the FBI in the Waco siege of 1993
    United States
    1953
    The first meeting of Narcotics Anonymous took place in California.
    United States
    1942
    Death in Auschwitz of Irene Nemirovsky Ukranian born French novelist, who despite being a Catholic was executed for having Jewish parents.
    Russian Federation
    1908
    Premiere in Paris of Fantasmagorie, the first animated cartoon.
    France
    1896
    First fatality in Britain caused by a motor car when Bridget Driscoll, en-route to a folk dancing display at Crystal Palace, stepped in front of a vehicle travelling at 4 mph.
    Great Britain
    1820
    Trial of Queen Caroline wife of George IV.
    Great Britain
    1809
    Death of Matthew Boulton, British manufacturer and engineer.
    Great Britain
    1807
    Inaugural journey of the North River Steamboat on its transit between New York City and Albany - the first commercial steamboat service in the world.
    United States
    1786
    Birth of Davy Crockett, legendary American frontiersman.
    1648
    Battle of Preston
    Great Britain
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