Historical Events Happened In August - 17
Tuesday, 03 March 2015
1787 On this day in history jews are granted permission in Budapest Hungary to pray in groups
1788 On this day in history losantville, OH (now Cincinnati) founded
1792 On August - 17 jan Jachym Kopriva, composer, dies at 38
1795 On August - 17 slave revolt at Knip plantation, Curacao
1796 English beat Bataafs navy in Saldanha Bay on this day in history.
1804 Barbara Hec, organized 1st methodist church in US, dies on this day in history.
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 August - 17.
1811 On August - 17 johannes H Scholten, Dutch theologist (Free Will)
1812 On August - 17 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 On this day in history james Henry Van Alen, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1886
1827 Dutch King Willem I/Pope Leo XII sign concord on August - 17.
1828 George William Warren, composer on August - 17.
1834 On this day in history charles Darwins reaches top of Campana Chile
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 August - 17.
1839 Hubert Platt Main, composer on this day in history.
1840 On this day in history wilfrid Scawen Blunt, England, writer (Irish Land League)
1841 On this day in history luis NF Varela, Brazilian romantic poet
1844 Menelik II, King of Ethiopia (1896-1913) on this day in history.
1846 US takes Los Angeles on August - 17.
1846 On this day in history uS fleet officer Robert F Stockton annexes California
1850 Jose de San Martin, liberator of Chile, dies on August - 17.
1850 Jose Francisco de San Martin, South American revolutionary hero, dies on August - 17.
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 this day in history.
1859 Circus acrobat Blondin crosses Niagara Falls on a tightrope on August - 17.
1859 1st air mail (in a balloon) took off from Lafayette Ind on August - 17.
1862 Confederate troops under Kirby Smith enter Kentucky on this day in history.
1863 On this day in history federal batteries &ships bombard Fort Sumter, Charleston
1863 On August - 17 federal batteries & ships attacked Fort Sumter in SC