Historical Events Happened In August - 17
Tuesday, 26 May 2015
1787 Jews are granted permission in Budapest Hungary to pray in groups on this day in history.
1788 On this day in history losantville, OH (now Cincinnati) founded
1792 Jan Jachym Kopriva, composer, dies at 38 on this day in history.
1795 Slave revolt at Knip plantation, Curacao on August - 17.
1796 On August - 17 english beat Bataafs navy in Saldanha Bay
1804 On August - 17 barbara Hec, organized 1st methodist church in US, dies
1807 On August - 17 robert Fulton's steamboat Clermont begins 1st trip up Hudson River
1808 On August - 17 napoleon asks King Louis for Holland brigade towards Spain
1811 On this day in history johannes H Scholten, Dutch theologist (Free Will)
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 this day in history.
1828 On August - 17 george William Warren, composer
1834 On August - 17 charles Darwins reaches top of Campana Chile
1834 Peter Benoit, Flemish composer/conductor (Leie/Rubens Cantata) on this day in history.
1835 Solymon Merrick patents wrench on this day in history.
1836 On this day in history british parliament accept registration of birth/marriage/death
1839 Hubert Platt Main, composer on this day in history.
1840 Wilfrid Scawen Blunt, England, writer (Irish Land League) on this day in history.
1841 On this day in history luis NF Varela, Brazilian romantic poet
1844 On August - 17 menelik II, King of Ethiopia (1896-1913)
1846 US takes Los Angeles on this day in history.
1846 On August - 17 uS fleet officer Robert F Stockton annexes California
1850 Jose de San Martin, liberator of Chile, dies on this day in history.
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 August - 17.
1859 On this day in history circus acrobat Blondin crosses Niagara Falls on a tightrope.
1859 1st air mail (in a balloon) took off from Lafayette Ind on this day in history.
1862 Confederate troops under Kirby Smith enter Kentucky on August - 17.
1863 On August - 17 federal batteries &ships bombard Fort Sumter, Charleston
1863 On this day in history federal batteries & ships attacked Fort Sumter in SC