Historical Events Happened In August - 17
Friday, 31 October 2014
1787 Jews are granted permission in Budapest Hungary to pray in groups on August - 17.
1788 On this day in history losantville, OH (now Cincinnati) founded
1792 On this day in history jan Jachym Kopriva, composer, dies at 38
1795 On this day in history slave revolt at Knip plantation, Curacao
1796 English beat Bataafs navy in Saldanha Bay on August - 17.
1804 Barbara Hec, organized 1st methodist church in US, dies on August - 17.
1807 Robert Fulton's steamboat Clermont begins 1st trip up Hudson River on August - 17.
1808 Napoleon asks King Louis for Holland brigade towards Spain on this day in history.
1811 Johannes H Scholten, Dutch theologist (Free Will) on August - 17.
1812 On this day in history frigate President captures British schooner L'Adeline in North Atlantic
1817 On this day in history joseph baron Kervyn de Lettenhove, Belgian Internal minister (1870-71)
1819 James Henry Van Alen, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1886 on August - 17.
1827 Dutch King Willem I/Pope Leo XII sign concord on August - 17.
1828 George William Warren, composer on this day in history.
1834 Charles Darwins reaches top of Campana Chile on August - 17.
1834 Peter Benoit, Flemish composer/conductor (Leie/Rubens Cantata) on August - 17.
1835 Solymon Merrick patents wrench on August - 17.
1836 British parliament accept registration of birth/marriage/death on this day in history.
1839 On August - 17 hubert Platt Main, composer
1840 Wilfrid Scawen Blunt, England, writer (Irish Land League) on August - 17.
1841 Luis NF Varela, Brazilian romantic poet on this day in history.
1844 On this day in history menelik II, King of Ethiopia (1896-1913)
1846 US takes Los Angeles on August - 17.
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 On this day in history jose Francisco de San Martin, South American revolutionary hero, dies
1851 On this day in history henry Drummond, Scottish geologist/evangelist
1856 Violet Paget, [Vernon Lee], British author (Satan the master) on August - 17.
1858 1st bank in Hawaii opens on this day in history.
1859 Circus acrobat Blondin crosses Niagara Falls on a tightrope on this day in history.
1859 On August - 17 1st air mail (in a balloon) took off from Lafayette Ind
1862 On August - 17 confederate troops under Kirby Smith enter Kentucky
1863 On August - 17 federal batteries &ships bombard Fort Sumter, Charleston
1863 Federal batteries & ships attacked Fort Sumter in SC on August - 17.