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Historical Events Happened In August - 17

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1787  Jews are granted permission in Budapest Hungary to pray in groups on this day in history.  

1788  On August - 17 losantville, OH (now Cincinnati) founded  

1792  Jan Jachym Kopriva, composer, dies at 38 on August - 17.  

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  On this day in history barbara Hec, organized 1st methodist church in US, dies  

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 August - 17.  

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  James Henry Van Alen, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1886 on August - 17.  

1827  Dutch King Willem I/Pope Leo XII sign concord on this day in history.  

1828  George William Warren, composer on August - 17.  

1834  On this day in history charles Darwins reaches top of Campana Chile  

1834  Peter Benoit, Flemish composer/conductor (Leie/Rubens Cantata) on this day in history.  

1835  Solymon Merrick patents wrench on August - 17.  

1836  On August - 17 british parliament accept registration of birth/marriage/death  

1839  Hubert Platt Main, composer on August - 17.  

1840  On this day in history wilfrid Scawen Blunt, England, writer (Irish Land League)  

1841  On this day in history luis NF Varela, Brazilian romantic poet  

1844  Menelik II, King of Ethiopia (1896-1913) on August - 17.  

1846  On August - 17 uS takes Los Angeles  

1846  US fleet officer Robert F Stockton annexes California on August - 17.  

1850  Jose de San Martin, liberator of Chile, dies on August - 17.  

1850  On August - 17 jose Francisco de San Martin, South American revolutionary hero, dies  

1851  On this day in history henry Drummond, Scottish geologist/evangelist  

1856  On this day in history violet Paget, [Vernon Lee], British author (Satan the master)  

1858  On August - 17 1st bank in Hawaii opens  

1859  Circus acrobat Blondin crosses Niagara Falls on a tightrope on this day in history.  

1859  On this day in history 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 August - 17.  

1863  Federal batteries & ships attacked Fort Sumter in SC on August - 17.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 17

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1473  On August - 17 birth of richard, Duke of York (d. 1483?)  

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

1586  Johann V Andreae, German vicar/writer (Christenburg) was born on this day in history.  

1601  Pierre de Fermat, mathematician who needed wider margins [or Aug 20] was born on this day in history.  

1629  On this day in history birth of king John III of Poland (d. 1696)  

1686  On this day in history birth of nicola Antonio Porpora, composer  

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.  


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 August - 17.  

1536  Death of Pietersz, book publisher (Kersten Knight on August - 17.  

1553  On August - 17 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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