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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.  Click To Search About This In Google

1788  Losantville, OH (now Cincinnati) founded on August - 17.  Click To Search About This In Google

1792  On this day in history jan Jachym Kopriva, composer, dies at 38  Click To Search About This In Google

1795  Slave revolt at Knip plantation, Curacao on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1796  English beat Bataafs navy in Saldanha Bay on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1804  Barbara Hec, organized 1st methodist church in US, dies on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1807  On this day in history robert Fulton's steamboat Clermont begins 1st trip up Hudson River  Click To Search About This In Google

1808  Napoleon asks King Louis for Holland brigade towards Spain on August - 17.  Click To Search About This In Google

1811  On this day in history johannes H Scholten, Dutch theologist (Free Will)  Click To Search About This In Google

1812  Frigate President captures British schooner L'Adeline in North Atlantic on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

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1817  Joseph baron Kervyn de Lettenhove, Belgian Internal minister (1870-71) on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1819  On August - 17 james Henry Van Alen, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1886  Click To Search About This In Google

1827  On August - 17 dutch King Willem I/Pope Leo XII sign concord  Click To Search About This In Google

1828  George William Warren, composer on August - 17.  Click To Search About This In Google

1834  Charles Darwins reaches top of Campana Chile on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1834  Peter Benoit, Flemish composer/conductor (Leie/Rubens Cantata) on August - 17.  Click To Search About This In Google

1835  On August - 17 solymon Merrick patents wrench  Click To Search About This In Google

1836  On August - 17 british parliament accept registration of birth/marriage/death  Click To Search About This In Google

1839  On August - 17 hubert Platt Main, composer  Click To Search About This In Google

1840  Wilfrid Scawen Blunt, England, writer (Irish Land League) on August - 17.  Click To Search About This In Google

1841  Luis NF Varela, Brazilian romantic poet on August - 17.  Click To Search About This In Google

1844  Menelik II, King of Ethiopia (1896-1913) on August - 17.  Click To Search About This In Google

1846  US takes Los Angeles on August - 17.  Click To Search About This In Google

1846  US fleet officer Robert F Stockton annexes California on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1850  On this day in history jose de San Martin, liberator of Chile, dies.  Click To Search About This In Google

1850  On this day in history jose Francisco de San Martin, South American revolutionary hero, dies  Click To Search About This In Google

1851  Henry Drummond, Scottish geologist/evangelist on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1856  On August - 17 violet Paget, [Vernon Lee], British author (Satan the master)  Click To Search About This In Google

1858  1st bank in Hawaii opens on August - 17.  Click To Search About This In Google

1859  Circus acrobat Blondin crosses Niagara Falls on a tightrope on August - 17.  Click To Search About This In Google

1859  1st air mail (in a balloon) took off from Lafayette Ind on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1862  On this day in history confederate troops under Kirby Smith enter Kentucky  Click To Search About This In Google

1863  On this day in history federal batteries &ships bombard Fort Sumter, Charleston  Click To Search About This In Google

1863  Federal batteries & ships attacked Fort Sumter in SC on August - 17.  Click To Search About This In Google

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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 August - 17.  Click To Search About This In Google

1578  On this day in history birth of francesco Albani, Italian painter (d. 1660)  Click To Search About This In Google

1586  Johann V Andreae, German vicar/writer (Christenburg) was born on August - 17.  Click To Search About This In Google

1601  On this day in history birth of pierre de Fermat, mathematician who needed wider margins [or Aug 20]  Click To Search About This In Google

1629  King John III of Poland (d. 1696) was born on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1686  On this day in history birth of nicola Antonio Porpora, composer  Click To Search About This In Google

1720  Charles D J Eisen, French engraver/painter (Contes de La Fontaine) was born on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1753  Josef Dobrovský, Czech linguist (d. 1828) was born on August - 17.  Click To Search About This In Google

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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.  Click To Search About This In Google

1153  On this day in history death of eustace IV of Boulogne, son of Stephen of England (b. 1130)  Click To Search About This In Google

1304  On this day in history death of emperor Go-Fukakusa of Japan (b. 1243)  Click To Search About This In Google

1464  Nikolaus von Cusa, German theologist/mathematician/philosopher, dies on August - 17.  Click To Search About This In Google

1510  On this day in history death of edmund Dudley, English treasurer, beheaded  Click To Search About This In Google

1536  Death of Pietersz, book publisher (Kersten Knight on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1553  Charles III, Duke of Savoy, dies on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1635  On this day in history francisco de Moncada, Spanish earl of Osuna, dies at 48  Click To Search About This In Google

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