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 This day in History - August 17
413 Historic Events for August 17
1893

Aleksei N Apuchtin, Russian poet (Stichotvorenia), dies at 52[NS=8/29]

Death
1894

Phils get 36 hits, Sam Thompson hits for cycle beating Louisville 29-4

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1894

Erik A Blomberg, Swedish art historian/poet/author (Jorden)

Birth
1894

Johan Polet, Dutch sculptor

Birth
1896

Henry P de Vries, Dutch painter/poet (Laws of the Americas)

Birth
1896

George Washington Carmack discoveres gold in Klondike region of Yukon

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1896

Bridget Driscoll, 1st Brit to die in an auto-accident

Death
1897

W B Purvis patents electric railway switch

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1898

Gerard Schmook, Flemish librarian/historian/custodian

Birth
1898

Carl Johann Adam Zeller, composer, dies at 56

Death
1900

Quincy Howe, Boston Mass, newscaster (CBS Weekend News)

Birth
1901

Henri Tomasi, Marseilles France, composer (Don Juan de Ma¤ara)

Birth
1901

Edmond Audran, composer, dies at 61

Death
1903

Abram Chasins, composer

Birth
1903

Joe Pulitzer donated $1 million to Columbia U and begins Pulitzer Prizes

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1904

Boston's Jesse Tannehell no-hits Chic White Sox, 6-0

Event
1905

John Hay Whitney, publisher (NY Herald Trib 1961-67)

Birth
1905

Dutch govt of De Master begins

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1906

Hazel Bishop, chemist/cosmetics manufacturer

Birth
1906

Marcello J das Neves Alves Caetano, premier of Portugal (1968-74)

Birth
1907

Bishop forbids Christian membership in Dutch Textile Union

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1907

Marian Viktorovich Koval, composer

Birth
1908

B Tarkington and HL Wilson's "Man from Home," premieres in NYC

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1908

Bank of Italy opens new HQ at Clay and Montgomery

Event
1908

Kurt Hessenberg, composer

Birth