Historical Events Happened In August - 17
Sunday, 21 December 2014
1787 Jews are granted permission in Budapest Hungary to pray in groups on August - 17.
1788 Losantville, OH (now Cincinnati) founded on August - 17.
1792 Jan Jachym Kopriva, composer, dies at 38 on August - 17.
1795 On August - 17 slave revolt at Knip plantation, Curacao
1796 On August - 17 english beat Bataafs navy in Saldanha Bay
1804 Barbara Hec, organized 1st methodist church in US, dies on this day in history.
1807 On this day in history robert Fulton's steamboat Clermont begins 1st trip up Hudson River
1808 On this day in history napoleon asks King Louis for Holland brigade towards Spain
1811 Johannes H Scholten, Dutch theologist (Free Will) on August - 17.
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 On this day in history james Henry Van Alen, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1886
1827 On this day in history dutch King Willem I/Pope Leo XII sign concord
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 On August - 17 solymon Merrick patents wrench
1836 British parliament accept registration of birth/marriage/death on August - 17.
1839 Hubert Platt Main, composer on August - 17.
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 this day in history menelik II, King of Ethiopia (1896-1913)
1846 On August - 17 uS takes Los Angeles
1846 US fleet officer Robert F Stockton annexes California on August - 17.
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 this day in history.
1851 On August - 17 henry Drummond, Scottish geologist/evangelist
1856 Violet Paget, [Vernon Lee], British author (Satan the master) on August - 17.
1858 On this day in history 1st bank in Hawaii opens
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 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.