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Historical Events Happened In August - 17

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

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

1795  Slave revolt at Knip plantation, Curacao on this day in history.  

1796  On August - 17 english beat Bataafs navy in Saldanha Bay  

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 this day in history.  

1811  On this day in history johannes H Scholten, Dutch theologist (Free Will)  

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

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 August - 17.  

1828  George William Warren, composer on this day in history.  

1834  On this day in history charles Darwins reaches top of Campana Chile  

1834  On August - 17 peter Benoit, Flemish composer/conductor (Leie/Rubens Cantata)  

1835  Solymon Merrick patents wrench on August - 17.  

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

1846  On this day in history uS takes Los Angeles  

1846  US fleet officer Robert F Stockton annexes California on August - 17.  

1850  On this day in history jose de San Martin, liberator of Chile, dies.  

1850  Jose Francisco de San Martin, South American revolutionary hero, dies on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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 August - 17.  

1862  Confederate troops under Kirby Smith enter Kentucky on this day in history.  

1863  Federal batteries &ships bombard Fort Sumter, Charleston on August - 17.  

1863  On August - 17 federal batteries & ships attacked Fort Sumter in SC  

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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 August - 17.  

1578  On August - 17 birth of francesco Albani, Italian painter (d. 1660)  

1586  Johann V Andreae, German vicar/writer (Christenburg) was born on this day in history.  

1601  Pierre de Fermat, mathematician who needed wider margins [or Aug 20] was born on August - 17.  

1629  King John III of Poland (d. 1696) was born on this day in history.  

1686  Nicola Antonio Porpora, composer was born on August - 17.  

1720  On August - 17 birth of charles D J Eisen, French engraver/painter (Contes de La Fontaine)  

1753  Josef Dobrovský, Czech linguist (d. 1828) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In August - 17

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0754  On this day in history karloman, abbot of Monte cassino, dies at >39  

1153  On August - 17 death of eustace IV of Boulogne, son of Stephen of England (b. 1130)  

1304  Death of Emperor Go-Fukakusa of Japan (b. 1243) on this day in history.  

1464  Nikolaus von Cusa, German theologist/mathematician/philosopher, dies on this day in history.  

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  Charles III, Duke of Savoy, dies on August - 17.  

1635  Francisco de Moncada, Spanish earl of Osuna, dies at 48 on this day in history.