Historical Events Happened In August - 17
Sunday, 26 October 2014
1787 Jews are granted permission in Budapest Hungary to pray in groups on August - 17.
1788 Losantville, OH (now Cincinnati) founded on this day in history.
1792 Jan Jachym Kopriva, composer, dies at 38 on August - 17.
1795 Slave revolt at Knip plantation, Curacao on August - 17.
1796 English beat Bataafs navy in Saldanha Bay on August - 17.
1804 Barbara Hec, organized 1st methodist church in US, dies on this day in history.
1807 On this day in history robert Fulton's steamboat Clermont begins 1st trip up Hudson River
1808 On this day in history napoleon asks King Louis for Holland brigade towards Spain
1811 Johannes H Scholten, Dutch theologist (Free Will) on this day in history.
1812 On this day in history frigate President captures British schooner L'Adeline in North Atlantic
1817 Joseph baron Kervyn de Lettenhove, Belgian Internal minister (1870-71) on August - 17.
1819 James Henry Van Alen, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1886 on this day in history.
1827 Dutch King Willem I/Pope Leo XII sign concord on August - 17.
1828 George William Warren, composer on August - 17.
1834 Charles Darwins reaches top of Campana Chile on this day in history.
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 Hubert Platt Main, composer on this day in history.
1840 On August - 17 wilfrid Scawen Blunt, England, writer (Irish Land League)
1841 On August - 17 luis NF Varela, Brazilian romantic poet
1844 On this day in history menelik II, King of Ethiopia (1896-1913)
1846 On this day in history uS takes Los Angeles
1846 US fleet officer Robert F Stockton annexes California on this day in history.
1850 Jose de San Martin, liberator of Chile, dies on August - 17.
1850 On this day in history jose Francisco de San Martin, South American revolutionary hero, dies
1851 On August - 17 henry Drummond, Scottish geologist/evangelist
1856 On August - 17 violet Paget, [Vernon Lee], British author (Satan the master)
1858 1st bank in Hawaii opens on August - 17.
1859 On this day in history circus acrobat Blondin crosses Niagara Falls on a tightrope.
1859 On August - 17 1st air mail (in a balloon) took off from Lafayette Ind
1862 Confederate troops under Kirby Smith enter Kentucky on this day in history.
1863 Federal batteries &ships bombard Fort Sumter, Charleston on this day in history.
1863 On August - 17 federal batteries & ships attacked Fort Sumter in SC