On August 17, 2005, Israel began removing settlers
from certain occupied territories in the West Bank. The move began
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's unilateral disengagement plan.
Learn more about the Israeli disengagement plan from the Washington Post.
On August 17, 1870, Esther Morris became the first
woman magistrate in America when she was appointed Justice of the
Peace for South Pass City, Wyoming.
Learn more about Esther Morris.