Historical Event on August 17

Remembrance on August 17:

August 17

International Events:

Year Event
1858 First bank opened in Hawaii.
1869 First international boat race.
1883 First public performance of the Dominican Republic's national anthem.
1896 George Washington Carmack discovered gold in Klondike.
1938 First aircraft owned by Forest Service in Oakland.
1950 Indonesia got independence from Netherlands.
1960 Gabon got independence from France.
1970 First spacecraft to successfully transmit data from the surface of another planet Venus.
1982 First Compact Discs (CDs) are released to the public in Germany.
2008 American swimmer Michael Phelps becomes the first person to win eight gold medals in one Olympic Games.
2010 Afghan archaeologists discovered the remains of a Buddhist site located south of Kabul.

National Events:

1947 First British troop leaves for England after Indian independence.

Days Observed on August 17:

Name of the Day Observed Country/Organization
Independence Day Indonesia and Gabon
Flag Day Bolivia
Engineer's Day Colombia
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