Historical Events Happened In August - 17
Friday, 27 March 2015
1787 Jews are granted permission in Budapest Hungary to pray in groups on August - 17.
1788 Losantville, OH (now Cincinnati) founded on August - 17.
1792 On this day in history jan Jachym Kopriva, composer, dies at 38
1795 On this day in history slave revolt at Knip plantation, Curacao
1796 On this day in history english beat Bataafs navy in Saldanha Bay
1804 Barbara Hec, organized 1st methodist church in US, dies on August - 17.
1807 On August - 17 robert Fulton's steamboat Clermont begins 1st trip up Hudson River
1808 On August - 17 napoleon asks King Louis for Holland brigade towards Spain
1811 On August - 17 johannes H Scholten, Dutch theologist (Free Will)
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 this day in history.
1819 On this day in history james Henry Van Alen, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1886
1827 On this day in history dutch King Willem I/Pope Leo XII sign concord
1828 George William Warren, composer on this day in history.
1834 On August - 17 charles Darwins reaches top of Campana Chile
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 Luis NF Varela, Brazilian romantic poet on this day in history.
1844 Menelik II, King of Ethiopia (1896-1913) on this day in history.
1846 On August - 17 uS takes Los Angeles
1846 On August - 17 uS fleet officer Robert F Stockton annexes California
1850 On this day in history jose de San Martin, liberator of Chile, dies.
1850 Jose Francisco de San Martin, South American revolutionary hero, dies on August - 17.
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 this day in history.
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 August - 17.
1863 Federal batteries &ships bombard Fort Sumter, Charleston on this day in history.
1863 Federal batteries & ships attacked Fort Sumter in SC on this day in history.