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August Events

August Events

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August 17th, 2005EventThe first forced evacuation of settlers, as part of the Israel unilateral disengagement plan, starts.
August 17th, 2004EventMD5 collision found by Chinese researchers.
August 17th, 2004EventThe National Assembly of Serbia unanimously adopts new state symbols for Serbia: Boze Pravde becomes the new anthem and the coat of arms is adopted for the whole country.
August 17th, 1999EventA 7.4-magnitude earthquake strikes Izmit, Turkey, killing more than 17,000 and injuring 44,000.
August 17th, 1998EventMonica Lewinsky scandal: US President Bill Clinton admits in taped testimony that he had an "improper physical relationship" with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. On the same day he admits before the nation that he "misled people" about his relationship.
August 17th, 1988EventPakistani President Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq and U.S. Ambassador Arnold Raphel are killed in a plane crash.
August 17th, 1982EventThe first Compact Discs (CD s) were released to the public in Germany.
August 17th, 1980EventAzaria Chamberlain disappears, likely taken by a dingo, leading to what was then the most publicised trial in Australian history.
August 17th, 1979EventTwo Soviet Aeroflot jetliners collide in mid-air over Ukraine, killing 156
August 17th, 1978EventDouble Eagle II becomes first balloon to cross the Atlantic Ocean when it lands in Miserey near Paris, 137 hours after leaving Presque Isle, Maine.

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