Historical Events Happened In August - 17
Tuesday, 27 September 2016
1787 Jews are granted permission in Budapest Hungary to pray in groups on this day in history.
1788 On August - 17 losantville, OH (now Cincinnati) founded
1792 Jan Jachym Kopriva, composer, dies at 38 on August - 17.
1795 On August - 17 slave revolt at Knip plantation, Curacao
1796 On this day in history english beat Bataafs navy in Saldanha Bay
1804 Barbara Hec, organized 1st methodist church in US, dies on August - 17.
1807 On August - 17 robert Fulton's steamboat Clermont begins 1st trip up Hudson River
1808 Napoleon asks King Louis for Holland brigade towards Spain on August - 17.
1811 On this day in history johannes H Scholten, Dutch theologist (Free Will)
1812 Frigate President captures British schooner L'Adeline in North Atlantic on August - 17.
1817 Joseph baron Kervyn de Lettenhove, Belgian Internal minister (1870-71) on this day in history.
1819 James Henry Van Alen, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1886 on August - 17.
1827 On August - 17 dutch King Willem I/Pope Leo XII sign concord
1828 On August - 17 george William Warren, composer
1834 Charles Darwins reaches top of Campana Chile on this day in history.
1834 On this day in history peter Benoit, Flemish composer/conductor (Leie/Rubens Cantata)
1835 On this day in history solymon Merrick patents wrench
1836 British parliament accept registration of birth/marriage/death on this day in history.
1839 Hubert Platt Main, composer on August - 17.
1840 On August - 17 wilfrid Scawen Blunt, England, writer (Irish Land League)
1841 Luis NF Varela, Brazilian romantic poet on this day in history.
1844 Menelik II, King of Ethiopia (1896-1913) on this day in history.
1846 US takes Los Angeles on this day in history.
1846 On August - 17 uS fleet officer Robert F Stockton annexes California
1850 On August - 17 jose de San Martin, liberator of Chile, dies.
1850 Jose Francisco de San Martin, South American revolutionary hero, dies on this day in history.
1851 On August - 17 henry Drummond, Scottish geologist/evangelist
1856 On this day in history violet Paget, [Vernon Lee], British author (Satan the master)
1858 1st bank in Hawaii opens on this day in history.
1859 On August - 17 circus acrobat Blondin crosses Niagara Falls on a tightrope.
1859 1st air mail (in a balloon) took off from Lafayette Ind on August - 17.
1862 On this day in history confederate troops under Kirby Smith enter Kentucky
1863 Federal batteries &ships bombard Fort Sumter, Charleston on August - 17.
1863 On this day in history federal batteries & ships attacked Fort Sumter in SC