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Historical Events Happened In August - 17

Sunday, 26 October 2014

1787  Jews are granted permission in Budapest Hungary to pray in groups on August - 17.  

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  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  On this day in history napoleon asks King Louis for Holland brigade towards Spain  

1811  Johannes H Scholten, Dutch theologist (Free Will) on this day in history.  

1812  On this day in history frigate President captures British schooner L'Adeline in North Atlantic  

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 this day in history.  

1827  Dutch King Willem I/Pope Leo XII sign concord on August - 17.  

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  Solymon Merrick patents wrench on August - 17.  

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  On this day in history menelik II, King of Ethiopia (1896-1913)  

1846  On this day in history uS takes Los Angeles  

1846  US fleet officer Robert F Stockton annexes California on this day in history.  

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  On August - 17 violet Paget, [Vernon Lee], British author (Satan the master)  

1858  1st bank in Hawaii opens on August - 17.  

1859  On this day in history 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  Confederate troops under Kirby Smith enter Kentucky on this day in history.  

1863  Federal batteries &ships bombard Fort Sumter, Charleston on this day in history.  

1863  On August - 17 federal batteries & ships attacked Fort Sumter in SC  

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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.  

1578  On this day in history birth of francesco Albani, Italian painter (d. 1660)  

1586  On August - 17 birth of johann V Andreae, German vicar/writer (Christenburg)  

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 August - 17.  

1686  On August - 17 birth of nicola Antonio Porpora, composer  

1720  Charles D J Eisen, French engraver/painter (Contes de La Fontaine) was born on this day in history.  

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

Famous Deaths In August - 17

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0754  Karloman, abbot of Monte cassino, dies at >39 on August - 17.  

1153  On August - 17 death of eustace IV of Boulogne, son of Stephen of England (b. 1130)  

1304  On this day in history death of emperor Go-Fukakusa of Japan (b. 1243)  

1464  On this day in history nikolaus von Cusa, German theologist/mathematician/philosopher, dies  

1510  Death of Edmund Dudley, English treasurer, beheaded on August - 17.  

1536  Death of Pietersz, book publisher (Kersten Knight on this day in history.  

1553  On this day in history charles III, Duke of Savoy, dies  

1635  Francisco de Moncada, Spanish earl of Osuna, dies at 48 on August - 17.