Today In History – 17 August 2020

Today In History – 17 August 2020

Learn what happened today in history around the world including major events across the world!

Year: 1590

Governor of Roanoke Island colony, John White, returns from England to find no trace of the colonists he had left there 3 years earlier [or Aug 18, 1591]

Year: 1903

Joe Pulitzer donates $1 million to Columbia University & begins the Pulitzer Prizes in America

Year: 1945

Sukarno and Mohammad Hatta declare Indonesia (Dutch East Indies) independent from the Netherlands

Year: 1945

Korea is divided into North and South Korea along the 38th parallel

Year: 1947

The Radcliffe Line, the border between the Union of India and Dominion of Pakistan is revealed.

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