On This Day

What Happened on August 17, 2019

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Huge wildfires begin on Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands prompting evacuation of 9,000 people
  • Landmark power-sharing deal signed by military and civilian leaders celebrated in Khartoum, Sudan, with transitional government to take over Sept 1
  • Suicide bombing at a wedding in Kabul, Afghanistan, kills 63, with over 200 injured. The Islamic State claims responsibility