This Day in History on 17 August

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including that of the IAS Exam.

On this page, we will list all historical events that have occurred on 17 August. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

Important Events

1862 – American Indian Wars: The Dakota War of 1862 begins in Minnesota as Dakota warriors attack white settlements along the Minnesota River.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1866 – Mahbub Ali Khan, Asaf Jah VI, Indian 6th Nizam of Hyderabad (d. 1911)

Death/ Death Anniversary

1909 – Madan Lal Dhingra, Indian activist (b. 1883)

Futher Reading

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