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 This day in History - August 17
413 Historic Events for August 17
1941

Boog Powell, baseball player (AL MVP 1970)

Birth
1941

German raider attacks Dutch SS Kota Nopan

Event
1942

Task Force 17 leaves Pearl Harbor under adm George Murray on Hornet

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1942

1st US/8th Air Force bombs Europe

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1942

Transport nr 20 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany

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1942

US bombers staged 1st independent raid on Europe attack Rouen, France

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1942

1st European bombing run undertaken by US forces

Event
1943

Edward Cowie, composer

Birth
1943

Koos Postema, editor-in-chief (Vrije Volk)/Dutch TV host

Birth
1943

Robert De Niro, NYC, actor (Bang the Drum Slowly, Taxi Driver)

Birth
1943

Yukio Kasaya, Japan, 70m ski jumper (Olympic-gold-1972)

Birth
1943

Gen Patton enters Messina, completing conquest of Sicily by Allies

Event
1943

498 British bombers attack Peenemunde

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1943

US 8th Air Force loses 60 B-17O at attack on Regensburg/Schweinfurt

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1944

Russian troops arrive at Austria-Prussia border

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1944

German fieldmarshal Model replaces von Kluge in Normandy

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1944

US 12 Army corp occupies Orl‚ans

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1944

US 320th regiment infantry occupies Chƒteaudun

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1944

Canadian 2nd division conquerors Falaise Normandy

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1944

Yanks Johnny Lindell ties record with 4 consecutive doubles in a game

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1944

4th Canadian Armour division occupiers Trun Normandy

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1944

John Trumble, cricketer (brother of Hugh 7 Tests 1885-86), dies

Death
1945

Koreas divided on 38th parallel with US occupying the southern area

Event
1945

Gino Marinuzzi, composer, dies at 61

Death
1945

Pater Bleijs, [Louis], resistance fighter, dies in car accident

Death