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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  

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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.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 17

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1473  Richard, Duke of York (d. 1483?) was born on this day in history.  

1578  On August - 17 birth of francesco Albani, Italian painter (d. 1660)  

1586  Johann V Andreae, German vicar/writer (Christenburg) was born on August - 17.  

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  Charles D J Eisen, French engraver/painter (Contes de La Fontaine) was born on August - 17.  

1753  Josef Dobrovský, Czech linguist (d. 1828) was born on August - 17.  

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Famous Deaths In August - 17

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0754  On August - 17 karloman, abbot of Monte cassino, dies at >39  

1153  On this day in history death of eustace IV of Boulogne, son of Stephen of England (b. 1130)  

1304  Death of Emperor Go-Fukakusa of Japan (b. 1243) on this day in history.  

1464  On August - 17 nikolaus von Cusa, German theologist/mathematician/philosopher, dies  

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  On this day in history francisco de Moncada, Spanish earl of Osuna, dies at 48  

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