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Historical Events For August - 17

Friday, 09 December 2016

1787  Jews are granted permission in Budapest Hungary to pray in groups on August - 17.  Click To Search About This In Google

1788  On this day in history losantville, OH (now Cincinnati) founded  Click To Search About This In Google

1792  Jan Jachym Kopriva, composer, dies at 38 on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1795  Slave revolt at Knip plantation, Curacao on August - 17.  Click To Search About This In Google

1796  On August - 17 english beat Bataafs navy in Saldanha Bay  Click To Search About This In Google

1804  On August - 17 barbara Hec, organized 1st methodist church in US, dies  Click To Search About This In Google

1807  Robert Fulton's steamboat Clermont begins 1st trip up Hudson River on August - 17.  Click To Search About This In Google

1808  Napoleon asks King Louis for Holland brigade towards Spain on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1811  Johannes H Scholten, Dutch theologist (Free Will) on August - 17.  Click To Search About This In Google

1812  On August - 17 frigate President captures British schooner L'Adeline in North Atlantic  Click To Search About This In Google

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1817  On this day in history joseph baron Kervyn de Lettenhove, Belgian Internal minister (1870-71)  Click To Search About This In Google

1819  On August - 17 james Henry Van Alen, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1886  Click To Search About This In Google

1827  Dutch King Willem I/Pope Leo XII sign concord on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1828  George William Warren, composer on August - 17.  Click To Search About This In Google

1834  Charles Darwins reaches top of Campana Chile on August - 17.  Click To Search About This In Google

1834  Peter Benoit, Flemish composer/conductor (Leie/Rubens Cantata) on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1835  Solymon Merrick patents wrench on August - 17.  Click To Search About This In Google

1836  On August - 17 british parliament accept registration of birth/marriage/death  Click To Search About This In Google

1839  On August - 17 hubert Platt Main, composer  Click To Search About This In Google

1840  On this day in history wilfrid Scawen Blunt, England, writer (Irish Land League)  Click To Search About This In Google

1841  Luis NF Varela, Brazilian romantic poet on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1844  Menelik II, King of Ethiopia (1896-1913) on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1846  On August - 17 uS takes Los Angeles  Click To Search About This In Google

1846  On August - 17 uS fleet officer Robert F Stockton annexes California  Click To Search About This In Google

1850  Jose de San Martin, liberator of Chile, dies on August - 17.  Click To Search About This In Google

1850  Jose Francisco de San Martin, South American revolutionary hero, dies on August - 17.  Click To Search About This In Google

1851  Henry Drummond, Scottish geologist/evangelist on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1856  Violet Paget, [Vernon Lee], British author (Satan the master) on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1858  On August - 17 1st bank in Hawaii opens  Click To Search About This In Google

1859  On this day in history circus acrobat Blondin crosses Niagara Falls on a tightrope.  Click To Search About This In Google

1859  1st air mail (in a balloon) took off from Lafayette Ind on August - 17.  Click To Search About This In Google

1862  On August - 17 confederate troops under Kirby Smith enter Kentucky  Click To Search About This In Google

1863  Federal batteries &ships bombard Fort Sumter, Charleston on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1863  Federal batteries & ships attacked Fort Sumter in SC on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

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Famous Birthdays In August - 17

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1473  Richard, Duke of York (d. 1483?) was born on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1578  Francesco Albani, Italian painter (d. 1660) was born on August - 17.  Click To Search About This In Google

1586  Johann V Andreae, German vicar/writer (Christenburg) was born on August - 17.  Click To Search About This In Google

1601  Pierre de Fermat, mathematician who needed wider margins [or Aug 20] was born on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1629  King John III of Poland (d. 1696) was born on August - 17.  Click To Search About This In Google

1686  On August - 17 birth of nicola Antonio Porpora, composer  Click To Search About This In Google

1720  On this day in history birth of charles D J Eisen, French engraver/painter (Contes de La Fontaine)  Click To Search About This In Google

1753  On August - 17 birth of josef Dobrovský, Czech linguist (d. 1828)  Click To Search About This In Google

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Famous Deaths In August - 17

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0754  On August - 17 karloman, abbot of Monte cassino, dies at >39  Click To Search About This In Google

1153  On August - 17 death of eustace IV of Boulogne, son of Stephen of England (b. 1130)  Click To Search About This In Google

1304  Death of Emperor Go-Fukakusa of Japan (b. 1243) on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1464  Nikolaus von Cusa, German theologist/mathematician/philosopher, dies on August - 17.  Click To Search About This In Google

1510  On this day in history death of edmund Dudley, English treasurer, beheaded  Click To Search About This In Google

1536  On this day in history death of pietersz, book publisher (Kersten Knight  Click To Search About This In Google

1553  On this day in history charles III, Duke of Savoy, dies  Click To Search About This In Google

1635  On this day in history francisco de Moncada, Spanish earl of Osuna, dies at 48  Click To Search About This In Google

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