The August 17 is the 229th day of the Gregorian Calendar ( 230th in leap years), thus still 136 days remain until the end of the year.
- 3.1 Before the 19th century
- 3.2 19th century
- 3.3 20th century
- 3.4 21st century
Politics and World Affairs
- 2004: The Serbian National Assembly decides on the use of new state symbols for Serbia.
Science and Technology
- 2012: Because of " hooliganism from religious hatred " three members of the punk band Pussy Riot be sentenced before a Moscow court to imprisonment.
- 0682: Leo II is consecrated pope. He succeeds the previously died in the year Agathon.
- 1564: The Jesuit Order thus formally the University of Dillingen on the Danube city.
- 2002: In the " Flood of the Century " reached the water level of the Elbe in Dresden a new historical high. The Zwinger Palace and the Semper be flooded.
Minor accidents are listed in the sub- items of disaster.
Entries of Athletics world records are located under the respective discipline under Athletics.
Before the 19th century
Lennart Torstensson (* 1603)
Johann III. Sobieski (* 1629)
Louis Charles Antoine Desaix (* 1768)
Davy Crockett (* 1786)
Maria Deraismes (* 1828)
Richard von Volkmann (* 1830)
Before the 19th century
- 0308: Eusebius, Bishop of Rome
- 1030: Ernst II, Duke of Swabia
- 1304: Go- Fukakusa, 89th Emperor of Japan
- 1547: Catherine of rooms, last abbess of the convent Dame Cathedral in Zurich
- 1571: Marcantonio Bragadin, Venetian lawyer and officer, Governor General of Cyprus
- 1590: James III. of Baden, Margrave of Baden- Hachberg
- 1637: Johann Gerhard, German Lutheran theologian
- 1640: Wilhelm Kettler, Duke of Courland
- 1657: Robert Blake, English admiral
- 1673: Reinier de Graaf, Dutch physician and researcher
Frederick the Great († 1786)
Charles of Hesse -Kassel († 1836)
José de San Martín († 1850)
Dietrich Landfermann († 1882)
Carl Zeller († 1898)
Wojciech Korfanty († 1939)
- 2001: Hermann Steuri, Swiss mountain guide and ski racer
- 2004: Thea Astley, Australian writer
- 2004: Friedrich Auffarth, German judges, vice president at the Federal Labour Court
- 2004: Gérard Souzay, French singer
- 2004: Arrigo Wittler, German painter
- 2005: John N. Bahcall, American astrophysicist, initiator of the Hubble Space Telescope
- 2006: André Dequae, Belgian politician
- 2007: Richard Beek, German actor
- 2007: Jos Brink, Dutch actor
- 2007: Eddie Griffin, American basketball player
- 2008: Franco Sensi, Italian businessman and president of AS Roma
- 2008: Helmut Valentin, German physicians
- 2009: Robert Feldhoff, German science fiction author
- 2009: Tullio Kezich, Italian film critic and screenwriter, writer and playwright
- 2010: Francesco Cossiga, Italian President
- 2011: Pierre quinone, French athlete, world record holder and Olympic champion
- 2012: Norbert Zeilberger, Austrian organist, harpsichordist and pianist
- 2013: Claus Jacobi, German journalist, editor, publisher and author
Holidays and observances
- Religious observances Johann Gerhard, German General Superintendent and theologian ( Protestant)
- St. Eusebius, martyr and bishop of Rome ( Catholic)
- St. Clare of the Cross, Italian mystic young and religious (Catholic )
- St. Mamas, Asia Minor Cypriot hermit, 3rd century ( Catholic)
- Name Days Jacek
- State Holidays and observances Argentina: Memorial Day in honor of General José de San Martín
- Gabon: independence from France (1960 )
- Indonesia: Indonesian declaration of independence by the Netherlands ( 1945)
More entries contains the list of commemorative and action days.
- Day in August