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 This day in History - August 17
413 Historic Events for August 17
1909

Richard Hoffman, composer, dies at 78

Death
1910

Eric Aaltonen, composer

Birth
1910

J A Manusama, Moluccan politician

Birth
1910

R Peyrefitte, writer

Birth
1911

Frederik de Merode, Belgian prince

Birth
1911

Jan Lode Cantens, Flemish dramatist (God's Murderer)

Birth
1912

Edgar Fernhout, Dutch painter/son of Charley Toorop

Birth
1914

French troops under gen de Castelnau occupy Chƒteau Salins

Event
1914

James Grierson, British general

Death
1914

Lithuiana surrenders to Germans

Event
1914

Franklin D Roosevelt Jr, son of FDR/(Rep-D-NY, 1949-55)

Birth
1915

Leo Frank, lynched for raping 12 year old in Georgia

Death
1915

Hurricane strikes Galveston, TX (275 killed)

Event
1915

German troops over run Kovno Lithuiana

Event
1915

Mob lynches Jewish businessman Leo Frank in Cobb County, Ga after death sentence for murder of 13-year-old girl commuted to life

Event
1916

Bulgarian offensive in Macedonia

Event
1916

Eleanor Steber, opera singer

Birth
1916

John de Young, resistance fighter

Birth
1917

Safa Khulusi, writer

Birth
1917

Italy declares war on Germany and Turkey

Event
1917

P Roger Peyrefitte, French writer (Singular Love)

Birth
1918

British troops attack Baku Azerbaijan

Event
1918

Samuel Riddle buys Man o'War for $5,000

Event
1918

Turkish troops overthrow Caukasus

Event
1918

Mort Marshall, NYC, actor (Cully-Dumplings)

Birth