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  1. August 24 is the anniversary of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius and the devastation of Pompeii (79 A.D.). The city was buried under 14 to 17 feet of ash and pumice, and would not be rediscovered again until 1748.

  2. The campaign began with the invasion of Sicily on July 9, 1943 and ended on August 17 with an Allied victory. The invasion of Sicily was codenamed "Operation Husky."

  3. There are two types of cicadas: annual and periodical. Annual cicadas can be seen every year or every second year from July to August. Periodical cicadas can be seen every 13 to 17 years during the May and early June.

  4. The Americans began flanking the Axis line by landing behind it, forcing the Axis forces to abandon Sicily on August 17.

  5. A man roller-skated from Chicago to D.C. (685 Miles) to attend Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'I Have A Dream' speech. Left Chicago August 17, 1963 and 10 Days Later Arrived at Lincoln Memorial.

  6. 'The Great Stink,' when hot weather and sewage from three outbreaks of cholera in August 1858 caused the River Thames to smell so bad it prompted a complete overhaul of London's sewer system. The resulting project took 17 years.

  7. The entire declaration of independence of Indonesia reads: "We the people of Indonesia hereby declare the independence of Indonesia. Matters which concern the transfer of power and other things will be executed by careful means and in the shortest possible time. Djarkata, 17 August 1945."

  8. A 14 August 1912 article from a New Zealand newspaper and a 17 July 1912 article from an Australian newspaper contained a brief story about how burning coal might produce future warming by adding carbon dioxide to the atmosphere.

  9. About the August 17, 1959 Hebgen Lake earthquake and landslide which killed 28 campers in Yellowstone and created a new lake

  10. The entire declaration of independence of Indonesia reads: We the people of Indonesia hereby declare the independence of Indonesia. Matters which concern the transfer of power and other things will be executed by careful means and in the shortest possible time. Jakarta, 17 August 1945.

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From August 2011 to December 2014 South Korea Custom Services seized 17,500 Chinese-made powdered human baby Pills. The powdered flesh, which officials said came from dead babies and foetuses, is reportedly thought by some to cure disease and boost stamina.

Today is August 17 which is celebrated worldwide as #AfricanFlagDay

The world record for longest fur on a rabbit was given to Franchesca a English Angora who’s fur averaged at 14.37 in on August 17,2014

The "fat kid" from the show "Freaks and Geeks" and the movie "Goodburger" is also the guy from the m'lady meme. Sadly, he passed away last year. RIP Ron Lester. August 4, 1970 – June 17, 2016

The Nasa's spacecraft, Parker Solar Probe, that was launched in August 2018 will travel at 430,000 mph when its closest to the sun (which is fast enough to go around the Earth about 17 times per hour).

August Engelhardt, a German man who, along with several of his followers, died after 17 years of eating only coconuts.

1890 London had 5,728 street accidents, resulting in 144 deaths. ... 17 August 1896 UK – Bridget Driscoll is the first person to die in a petrol-engined car accident, and the firstpedestrian victim of an automobile accident in the United Kingdom.

1890 London had 5,728 street accidents, resulting in 144 deaths. ... 17 August 1896 UK – Bridget Driscoll is the first person to die in a petrol-engined car accident, and the firstpedestrian victim of an automobile accident in the United Kingdom.

Serial killer Charles Witson was found to have a small tumour pressing on the section of brain in charge of behavioural control and is theorized to be a potential reason why he took the life of his beloved wife and 17 others on August 1st 1966.

There is a 100 year old bridge with its own website and camera due to the high number of accidents. 11foot8.com As of August 17, 2018 there have been 131 accidents since the camera was installed.

The last battle of WWII ended at the Hutou Fortress in northern China on August 26, 1945, 11 days after Japan surrendered to the Allies. The USSR and Japan fought over the fortress for 17 days.

Between July 17 - August 5, 2020 NASA will start The Mars 2020 rover mission. It is a part of NASA's Mars Exploration Program, a long-term effort of robotic exploration of the Red Planet to prepare for future human missions.

Baby Boomers Recognition Day, celebrated on August 17.

Camille the most intense hurricane since the 1935 Labor Day hurricane; currently it is the sixth-most intense Atlantic hurricane, as ranked by lowest pressure. At the same time, maximum wind speeds in the hurricane peaked at 175 mph (280 km/h) by 00:00 UTC on August 17.

The Gulf War (2 August 1990 – 28 February 1991), code named Operation Desert Shield (2 August 1990 – 17 January 1991) for operations leading to the buildup of troops and defense of Saudi Arabia and Operation Desert Storm