Historical Events for 17th August 2019

1835 – Solymon Merrick patents wrench
1933 – Soviet Union test GIRD-R1 rocket (“Object 09”)
1948 – Phillies commit 8 errors in a baseball game for the 2nd time
1963 – Jim Hickman becomes 1st NY Met to hit for cycle
1976 – An earthquake and tsunami in the Philippines kills up to 8,000
1982 – First Compact Discs (CDs) released to the public in Germany
1985 – 1,400 meatpackers walk off the job at a Geo A Hormel and Co plant
1996 – Soyuz TM-24, launched into orbit
2012 – Three members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot are jailed for two years
2017 – Three Hong Kong activists, Jason Wong, Nathan Law and Alex Chow jailed for unlawful assembly

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