Historical Events In August - 17
Tuesday, 19 June 2018
1787 On this day in history jews are granted permission in Budapest Hungary to pray in groups
1788 Losantville, OH (now Cincinnati) founded on this day in history.
1792 On August - 17 jan Jachym Kopriva, composer, dies at 38
1795 Slave revolt at Knip plantation, Curacao on this day in history.
1796 On this day in history english beat Bataafs navy in Saldanha Bay
1804 On August - 17 barbara Hec, organized 1st methodist church in US, dies
1807 On this day in history 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 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 On August - 17 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 this day in history.
1834 On August - 17 charles Darwins reaches top of Campana Chile
1834 Peter Benoit, Flemish composer/conductor (Leie/Rubens Cantata) on August - 17.
1835 On August - 17 solymon Merrick patents wrench
1836 On this day in history british parliament accept registration of birth/marriage/death
1839 On this day in history hubert Platt Main, composer
1840 On this day in history wilfrid Scawen Blunt, England, writer (Irish Land League)
1841 Luis NF Varela, Brazilian romantic poet on August - 17.
1844 On this day in history menelik II, King of Ethiopia (1896-1913)
1846 On August - 17 uS takes Los Angeles
1846 On this day in history 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 August - 17.
1851 Henry Drummond, Scottish geologist/evangelist on August - 17.
1856 On this day in history violet Paget, [Vernon Lee], British author (Satan the master)
1858 1st bank in Hawaii opens on August - 17.
1859 Circus acrobat Blondin crosses Niagara Falls on a tightrope on August - 17.
1859 On August - 17 1st air mail (in a balloon) took off from Lafayette Ind
1862 Confederate troops under Kirby Smith enter Kentucky on August - 17.
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