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Historical Events Happened In August - 17

Friday, 29 August 2014

1787  On this day in history jews are granted permission in Budapest Hungary to pray in groups  

1788  Losantville, OH (now Cincinnati) founded on this day in history.  

1792  On this day in history jan Jachym Kopriva, composer, dies at 38  

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

1796  On this day in history english beat Bataafs navy in Saldanha Bay  

1804  On this day in history barbara Hec, organized 1st methodist church in US, dies  

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  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  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  On this day in history george William Warren, composer  

1834  Charles Darwins reaches top of Campana Chile on this day in history.  

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  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 this day in history wilfrid Scawen Blunt, England, writer (Irish Land League)  

1841  Luis NF Varela, Brazilian romantic poet on this day in history.  

1844  Menelik II, King of Ethiopia (1896-1913) on this day in history.  

1846  US takes Los Angeles on this day in history.  

1846  On this day in history uS fleet officer Robert F Stockton annexes California  

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 this day in history.  

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

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

1863  On this day in history federal batteries &ships bombard Fort Sumter, Charleston  

1863  On this day in history 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  On this day in history birth of richard, Duke of York (d. 1483?)  

1578  On this day in history birth of francesco Albani, Italian painter (d. 1660)  

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

1601  On this day in history birth of pierre de Fermat, mathematician who needed wider margins [or Aug 20]  

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

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

1720  On this day in history 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  Karloman, abbot of Monte cassino, dies at >39 on this day in history.  

1153  Death of Eustace IV of Boulogne, son of Stephen of England (b. 1130) on this day in history.  

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  Death of Edmund Dudley, English treasurer, beheaded on this day in history.  

1536  On this day in history death of pietersz, book publisher (Kersten Knight  

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

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