Historical Events For August - 17
Wednesday, 29 March 2017
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 On August - 17 jan Jachym Kopriva, composer, dies at 38
1795 Slave revolt at Knip plantation, Curacao on August - 17.
1796 English beat Bataafs navy in Saldanha Bay on August - 17.
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 Napoleon asks King Louis for Holland brigade towards Spain on this day in history.
1811 On August - 17 johannes H Scholten, Dutch theologist (Free Will)
1812 Frigate President captures British schooner L'Adeline in North Atlantic on this day in history.
1817 Joseph baron Kervyn de Lettenhove, Belgian Internal minister (1870-71) on August - 17.
1819 James Henry Van Alen, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1886 on August - 17.
1827 On August - 17 dutch King Willem I/Pope Leo XII sign concord
1828 George William Warren, composer on this day in history.
1834 On this day in history charles Darwins reaches top of Campana Chile
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 On this day in history british parliament accept registration of birth/marriage/death
1839 On August - 17 hubert Platt Main, composer
1840 Wilfrid Scawen Blunt, England, writer (Irish Land League) on this day in history.
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 On this day in history uS takes Los Angeles
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 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 On August - 17 circus acrobat Blondin crosses Niagara Falls on a tightrope.
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 Federal batteries &ships bombard Fort Sumter, Charleston on this day in history.
1863 Federal batteries & ships attacked Fort Sumter in SC on August - 17.