Historical Events For August - 17
Friday, 20 January 2017
1787 Jews are granted permission in Budapest Hungary to pray in groups on this day in history.
1788 Losantville, OH (now Cincinnati) founded on August - 17.
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 English beat Bataafs navy in Saldanha Bay on this day in history.
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 August - 17.
1811 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
1819 On August - 17 james Henry Van Alen, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1886
1827 On August - 17 dutch King Willem I/Pope Leo XII sign concord
1828 George William Warren, composer on August - 17.
1834 Charles Darwins reaches top of Campana Chile on this day in history.
1834 Peter Benoit, Flemish composer/conductor (Leie/Rubens Cantata) on August - 17.
1835 On August - 17 solymon Merrick patents wrench
1836 On August - 17 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 August - 17.
1841 Luis NF Varela, Brazilian romantic poet on August - 17.
1844 Menelik II, King of Ethiopia (1896-1913) on August - 17.
1846 US takes Los Angeles on August - 17.
1846 US fleet officer Robert F Stockton annexes California on this day in history.
1850 On this day in history 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 Henry Drummond, Scottish geologist/evangelist on this day in history.
1856 On August - 17 violet Paget, [Vernon Lee], British author (Satan the master)
1858 1st bank in Hawaii opens on August - 17.
1859 Circus acrobat Blondin crosses Niagara Falls on a tightrope on August - 17.
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 On this day in history federal batteries &ships bombard Fort Sumter, Charleston
1863 Federal batteries & ships attacked Fort Sumter in SC on August - 17.