What happened this day in history August 17, 2004

What are the important events that happened on August 17, 2004? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

August 17, 2004: Facts & Myths About This Day

August 17, 2004 is the 230th day of the year 2004 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 136 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is August 4, 2004 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,092,700,800 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectatriacontagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Cent every day starting at age 6, then by now that person has accumulated $36.96. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Leo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Peridot is the modern birthstone for this month. Diamond is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Monkey is the mythical animal and Wood is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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August 17, 2004 Historical Events

  • 2004
    The 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.

Who died on August 17, 2004?

  • 2004
    Gérard Souzay, French baritone (b. 1918)
  • 2004
    Thea Astley, Australian writer (b. 1925)

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