Historical Events Happened In August - 17
Friday, 29 July 2016
1787 On this day in history jews are granted permission in Budapest Hungary to pray in groups
1788 On August - 17 losantville, OH (now Cincinnati) founded
1792 On August - 17 jan Jachym Kopriva, composer, dies at 38
1795 On August - 17 slave revolt at Knip plantation, Curacao
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 Robert Fulton's steamboat Clermont begins 1st trip up Hudson River on this day in history.
1808 On this day in history napoleon asks King Louis for Holland brigade towards Spain
1811 On August - 17 johannes H Scholten, Dutch theologist (Free Will)
1812 Frigate President captures British schooner L'Adeline in North Atlantic on August - 17.
1817 Joseph baron Kervyn de Lettenhove, Belgian Internal minister (1870-71) on this day in history.
1819 On this day in history james Henry Van Alen, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1886
1827 Dutch King Willem I/Pope Leo XII sign concord on this day in history.
1828 George William Warren, composer on this day in history.
1834 Charles Darwins reaches top of Campana Chile on August - 17.
1834 Peter Benoit, Flemish composer/conductor (Leie/Rubens Cantata) on this day in history.
1835 Solymon Merrick patents wrench on August - 17.
1836 On August - 17 british parliament accept registration of birth/marriage/death
1839 Hubert Platt Main, composer on this day in history.
1840 On August - 17 wilfrid Scawen Blunt, England, writer (Irish Land League)
1841 Luis NF Varela, Brazilian romantic poet on this day in history.
1844 On this day in history menelik II, King of Ethiopia (1896-1913)
1846 US takes Los Angeles on August - 17.
1846 US fleet officer Robert F Stockton annexes California on this day in history.
1850 On August - 17 jose de San Martin, liberator of Chile, dies.
1850 On this day in history jose Francisco de San Martin, South American revolutionary hero, dies
1851 On this day in history henry Drummond, Scottish geologist/evangelist
1856 Violet Paget, [Vernon Lee], British author (Satan the master) on August - 17.
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 August - 17.
1862 Confederate troops under Kirby Smith enter Kentucky on this day in history.
1863 On August - 17 federal batteries &ships bombard Fort Sumter, Charleston
1863 On this day in history federal batteries & ships attacked Fort Sumter in SC