Historical Events Happened In August - 17
Thursday, 26 November 2015
1787 Jews are granted permission in Budapest Hungary to pray in groups on this day in history.
1788 On this day in history losantville, OH (now Cincinnati) founded
1792 On August - 17 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 this day in history.
1807 Robert Fulton's steamboat Clermont begins 1st trip up Hudson River on this day in history.
1808 Napoleon asks King Louis for Holland brigade towards Spain on this day in history.
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 August - 17.
1819 James Henry Van Alen, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1886 on this day in history.
1827 On this day in history dutch King Willem I/Pope Leo XII sign concord
1828 On this day in history george William Warren, composer
1834 Charles Darwins reaches top of Campana Chile on August - 17.
1834 Peter Benoit, Flemish composer/conductor (Leie/Rubens Cantata) on August - 17.
1835 On August - 17 solymon Merrick patents wrench
1836 British parliament accept registration of birth/marriage/death on this day in history.
1839 Hubert Platt Main, composer on August - 17.
1840 On August - 17 wilfrid Scawen Blunt, England, writer (Irish Land League)
1841 On August - 17 luis NF Varela, Brazilian romantic poet
1844 Menelik II, King of Ethiopia (1896-1913) on this day in history.
1846 On this day in history uS takes Los Angeles
1846 On August - 17 uS fleet officer Robert F Stockton annexes California
1850 On August - 17 jose de San Martin, liberator of Chile, dies.
1850 Jose Francisco de San Martin, South American revolutionary hero, dies on this day in history.
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 On August - 17 1st bank in Hawaii opens
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 On August - 17 confederate troops under Kirby Smith enter Kentucky
1863 Federal batteries &ships bombard Fort Sumter, Charleston on August - 17.
1863 Federal batteries & ships attacked Fort Sumter in SC on August - 17.