Historical Events Happened In August - 17
Tuesday, 23 August 2016
1787 Jews are granted permission in Budapest Hungary to pray in groups on this day in history.
1788 Losantville, OH (now Cincinnati) founded on this day in history.
1792 Jan Jachym Kopriva, composer, dies at 38 on August - 17.
1795 Slave revolt at Knip plantation, Curacao on August - 17.
1796 On August - 17 english beat Bataafs navy in Saldanha Bay
1804 Barbara Hec, organized 1st methodist church in US, dies on August - 17.
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 Johannes H Scholten, Dutch theologist (Free Will) on this day in history.
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 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 Charles Darwins reaches top of Campana Chile on August - 17.
1834 On August - 17 peter Benoit, Flemish composer/conductor (Leie/Rubens Cantata)
1835 Solymon Merrick patents wrench on this day in history.
1836 British parliament accept registration of birth/marriage/death on this day in history.
1839 Hubert Platt Main, composer on this day in history.
1840 On August - 17 wilfrid Scawen Blunt, England, writer (Irish Land League)
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 August - 17 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 Henry Drummond, Scottish geologist/evangelist on August - 17.
1856 On August - 17 violet Paget, [Vernon Lee], British author (Satan the master)
1858 On August - 17 1st bank in Hawaii opens
1859 On August - 17 circus acrobat Blondin crosses Niagara Falls on a tightrope.
1859 On August - 17 1st air mail (in a balloon) took off from Lafayette Ind
1862 On August - 17 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.