Historical Events For August - 17
Thursday, 17 August 2017
0682 St Leo II begins his reign as Catholic Pope today in history.
1180 Yoritomo Minamoto leads uprising against emperor Kiyomori Taira today in history.
1227 On August - 17 death of the Mongol conqueror Genghis Khan.
1498 Cardinal Borgia renounced his vows & office to marry a French princess today in history.
1544 On August - 17 imperia/ nglish armies occupy Saint-Dizier France
1563 King Charles IX of France (13) declared an adult on August - 17.
1577 Peace of Bergerac: Political rights for Huguenots on August - 17.
1579 On August - 17 francois van Anjou visits English queen Elizabeth I
1585 Antwerp surrenders after 8 months siege by duke of Parma on this day in history.
1590 Today in history john White returns to Roanoke, Virginia to find no trace of colonist's he had left there 3 yrs earlier [or Aug 18, 1591]
1607 On August - 17 pierre de Fermat, mathematician who needed wider margins (Fermat's Last Theorem) [or 1608]