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Time, the ultimate August 17th gift!


Now, you or someone you love, can be the sole owner of any minute on August 17th, past, present or future.

For example, imagine giving your loved one the minute you met, the minute they were born or the minute you both said "I do" on August 17th. Preserve the memory of an important anniversary, a minute on the day your favourite film star was born or any other special moment on August 17th.

Now you can give that exact date and time, beautifully presented in its very own framed 'Certificate of Ownership' from the 'Universal Time Registry' for just £9.99 + p&p.

Once that minute has been taken by you, it's yours forever. Nobody else can own the same minute. This is truly a unique gift.

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Events on August 17th

  • August 17th 2002 : Natalie Portman: Voted the 15th Sexiest Female Movie Star in the Australian Empire Magazine September 2002.
  • August 17th 1990 : Nicolas Cage: Movie poster lists his name as both "Nicolas Cage" and "Nicholas Cage"
  • August 17th 1978 : First crossing of the Atlantic by balloon
    Double Eagle II becomes first balloon to cross the Atlantic Ocean when it lands in Miserey near Paris, 137 hours after leaving Presque Isle, Maine.
  • August 17th 1962 : Killing at Berlin Wall
    East German border guards kill 18-year-old Peter Fechter as he attempts to cross the Berlin Wall into West Berlin. He thus became the first victim of the wall.
  • August 17th 1918 : Bolshevik leader assassinated
    Bolshevik revolutionary leader Moisei Uritsky is assassinated. He was the head of the secret police.
  • August 17th 1863 : Union forces fire on Fort Sumter
    In Charleston, South Carolina, Union batteries and ships bombard Confederate-held Fort Sumter. Bombardment will not end until December 31, 1863.
  • August 17th 1807 : First steamboat service
    Robert Fulton's steamboat, the Clermont, began its trip up the Hudson River to Albany, inaugurating the first commercial steamboat service in the world.

UK Number 1 Singles on August 17th

USA Number 1 Singles on August 17th

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