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Movie events on the 17th August


Billy the Kid wounds a blacksmith who dies the next day. (Arizona) (Young Guns)


Faced with the miscarriage of Count Vronsky's baby, Anna Karenina sends her estranged husband, Alexei Karenin, an urgent telegram readng: "I am dying. I beg...I implore you to come. I shall die easier with your forgiveness." Karenin makes arrangements to return to St. Petersburg on the overnight train. (St. Petersburg, Russia) (Anna Karenina)


Mae West is born. (Brooklyn, New York) (Marlene)


D.W. Griffith signs with Biograph. (Good Morning, Babylon)


"The Cheat", a croupier from Monaco, receives a shrapnel wound to the right knee one minute after stepping out onto his first field of battle. Unconscious, he is rescued by M. Charbonnier, who later loses his right arm from his injuries. (France - Western Front) (The Cheat)


Lou Gehrig plays in his 1,308th consecutive game, breaking the record for consecutive games played. (St. Louis, Missouri) (The Pride of the Yankees)


Carlson's Raiders land on Makin Island. (Western Pacific Ocean) (The Gallant Hours)


Patton and his 7th Army arrive in Messina several hours before British Field Marshal Montgomery and his 8th Army. (Sicily) (Patton)


The Beatles arrive in Hamburg. (Hamburg, Germany) (In His Life: The John Lennon Story)

John Lennon calls his aunt Mimi as soon as he gets to Hamburg, and will call her every week since then until he dies. (Hamburg, Germany) (Nowhere Boy)


Oscar "Happy" Felsch dies. (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) (Eight Men Out)


Col. Jonathan Davis orders repairs stop on Wind Machine Rig # 35. (Cadence)


Jeb Stuart Magruder pleads guilty to helping plan Watergate break-in. (All the President's Men)

According to a referral/consultation report, this is the date on which Sally Hardesty and her friends are attacked by the Sawyer family. (Newt, Texas) (Texas Chainsaw 3D)


Old Timer's Day in El Barrio. Carlito escorts his cousin to a coke deal that goes wrong and keeps the money for a downpayment on his dream of renting cars in the Bahamas. (East Harlem, New York) (Carlito's Way)

Carlito Brigante meets with Rolando and tells him he is out of the drug business. His cousin is killed in a drug pickup. (New York City) (Carlito's Way)


Rudolf Hess is found strangled to death in Spandau Prison. (Berlin, Germany) (Wild Geese II)


15 Na'vi clans made up of 2,000 people are united. (Pandora) (Avatar)

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