Template:On this day/17 August
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- 1560 – The Catholic Kirk is owerthrawn an Protestantism is established as the naitional releegion in Scotland.
- 1945 – The novella Ainimal Ferm bi George Orwell is first published.
- 1988 – Preses o Pakistan Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq an U.S. Ambassador Arnold Raphel are killt in a plane crash.
- 1998 – Lewinsky scandal: US Preses Bill Clinton (picturt) admits in taped testimony that he haed an "improper pheesical relationship" wi White House intern Monica Lewinsky; later that same day he admits afore the naition that he "misled fowk" aboot the relationship.
- 2008 – American soummer Michael Phelps acomes the first person tae win aicht gowd medals at ane Olympic Gemmes.