17 August 2021: This day in history

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]

1903: Joe Pulitzer donates $1 million to Columbia University & begins the Pulitzer Prizes in America

1945: Sukarno and Mohammad Hatta declare Indonesia (Dutch East Indies) independent from the Netherlands

1945: Korea is divided into North and South Korea along the 38th parallel

1947: The Radcliffe Line, the border between Union of India and Dominion of Pakistan is revealed

1998: Monica Lewinsky scandal: US President Bill Clinton admits in taped testimony he had an “improper physical relationship” with the intern and on the same day admits before the nation he “misled people” about the relationship


Source: Onthisday.com


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