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Thursday August 17 2017

Historical events of August 17

2012In South Africa police fire on striking mine workers, killing at least 34.
1990Iraq orders 2,500 Americans and 4,000 British nationals in Kuwait to Iraq, in the aftermath of Iraq's invasion of that country.
1988IBM introduces artificial intelligence software.
1987Astrological alignment of sun, moon and six planets marks what believers maintain is the dawning of a New Age.
1986Sudanese rebels shoot down a Sudanese Airways plane, killing 57 people.
1984The safe of the sunken ocean liner Andrea Doria is opened on TV after three decades, revealing cash and certificates but no other valuables.
1977Elvis Presley dies of a heart attack in the upstairs bedroom suite area of his Graceland Mansion in Memphis, Tennessee.
1972Emily Robison, singer, musician, songwriter, member of the bestselling Country group Dixie Chicks.
1967Ulrika Jonsson, Swedish-born actress, model and UK television personality.
1965The Watts riots end in south-central Los Angeles after six days.
1962Steve Carell, actor and comedian (The Daily Show with John Stewart, The Office, Evan Almighty).
1960Timothy Hutton, youngest actor ever to receive an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor (Ordinary People).
1958Madonna [Louise Veronica Ciccone], entertainer and singer.
1945Suzanne Farrel, ballerina.
1945Lieutenant General Jonathan Wainwright, who was taken prisoner by the Japanese on Corregidor on May 6, 1942, is released from a POW camp in Manchuria by U.S. troops.
1940Bruce Beresford, Australian film director whose films include Breaker Morant and Driving Miss Daisy.
1930Ted Hughes, English poet.
1929Bill Evans, jazz pianist.
1920Charles Bukowski, poet and novelist.
1914Liege, Belgium, falls to the German army.
1913Menachem Begin, Israeli statesman and Nobel Peace Prize recipient.
1896Gold is discovered in the Klondike of Canada's Yukon Territory, setting off the Klondike Gold Rush.
1868Bernard McFadden, publisher responsible for the magazine True Story.
1863Union General William S. Rosecrans moves his army south from Tullahoma, Tennessee to attack Confederate forces in Chattanooga.
1861Union and Confederate forces clash near Fredericktown and Kirkville, Missouri.
1858U.S. President James Buchanan and Britain's Queen Victoria exchange messages inaugurating the first transatlantic telegraph line.
1812American General William Hull surrenders Detroit without resistance to a smaller British force under General Issac Brock.
1780American troops are badly defeated by the British at the Battle of Camden, South Carolina.
1777France declares a state of bankruptcy.
1645Jean de la Bruyere, French writer and moralist famous for his work Characters of Theophratus.
1513Henry VIII of England and Emperor Maximilian defeat the French at Guinegatte, France, in the Battle of the Spurs.
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