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Historical Events Happened In August - 17

Monday, 24 November 2014

1787  Jews are granted permission in Budapest Hungary to pray in groups on this day in history.  

1788  Losantville, OH (now Cincinnati) founded on August - 17.  

1792  Jan Jachym Kopriva, composer, dies at 38 on this day in history.  

1795  On August - 17 slave revolt at Knip plantation, Curacao  

1796  English beat Bataafs navy in Saldanha Bay on this day in history.  

1804  On this day in history 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  Napoleon asks King Louis for Holland brigade towards Spain on August - 17.  

1811  Johannes H Scholten, Dutch theologist (Free Will) on August - 17.  

1812  Frigate President captures British schooner L'Adeline in North Atlantic on August - 17.  

1817  On August - 17 joseph baron Kervyn de Lettenhove, Belgian Internal minister (1870-71)  

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 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 August - 17.  

1835  On August - 17 solymon Merrick patents wrench  

1836  British parliament accept registration of birth/marriage/death on August - 17.  

1839  On August - 17 hubert Platt Main, composer  

1840  Wilfrid Scawen Blunt, England, writer (Irish Land League) on this day in history.  

1841  On August - 17 luis NF Varela, Brazilian romantic poet  

1844  Menelik II, King of Ethiopia (1896-1913) on August - 17.  

1846  US takes Los Angeles on August - 17.  

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  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  Violet Paget, [Vernon Lee], British author (Satan the master) on this day in history.  

1858  1st bank in Hawaii opens on August - 17.  

1859  Circus acrobat Blondin crosses Niagara Falls on a tightrope on this day in history.  

1859  1st air mail (in a balloon) took off from Lafayette Ind on this day in history.  

1862  On this day in history confederate troops under Kirby Smith enter Kentucky  

1863  On August - 17 federal batteries &ships bombard Fort Sumter, Charleston  

1863  Federal batteries & ships attacked Fort Sumter in SC on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 17

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1473  On this day in history birth of richard, Duke of York (d. 1483?)  

1578  Francesco Albani, Italian painter (d. 1660) was born on this day in history.  

1586  Johann V Andreae, German vicar/writer (Christenburg) was born on August - 17.  

1601  Pierre de Fermat, mathematician who needed wider margins [or Aug 20] was born on this day in history.  

1629  On this day in history birth of king John III of Poland (d. 1696)  

1686  Nicola Antonio Porpora, composer was born on this day in history.  

1720  Charles D J Eisen, French engraver/painter (Contes de La Fontaine) was born on August - 17.  

1753  On this day in history birth of josef Dobrovský, Czech linguist (d. 1828)  

Famous Deaths In August - 17

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0754  Karloman, abbot of Monte cassino, dies at >39 on this day in history.  

1153  On this day in history death of eustace IV of Boulogne, son of Stephen of England (b. 1130)  

1304  On August - 17 death of emperor Go-Fukakusa of Japan (b. 1243)  

1464  On this day in history nikolaus von Cusa, German theologist/mathematician/philosopher, dies  

1510  On this day in history death of edmund Dudley, English treasurer, beheaded  

1536  On August - 17 death of pietersz, book publisher (Kersten Knight  

1553  On this day in history charles III, Duke of Savoy, dies  

1635  On this day in history francisco de Moncada, Spanish earl of Osuna, dies at 48