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Historical Events Happened In August - 17

Wednesday, 08 July 2015

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

1788  On this day in history losantville, OH (now Cincinnati) founded  

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

1795  Slave revolt at Knip plantation, Curacao on this day in history.  

1796  On this day in history english beat Bataafs navy in Saldanha Bay  

1804  On August - 17 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 August - 17 frigate President captures British schooner L'Adeline in North Atlantic  

1817  On this day in history joseph baron Kervyn de Lettenhove, Belgian Internal minister (1870-71)  

1819  On this day in history james Henry Van Alen, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1886  

1827  On August - 17 dutch King Willem I/Pope Leo XII sign concord  

1828  On August - 17 george William Warren, composer  

1834  On August - 17 charles Darwins reaches top of Campana Chile  

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

1835  On this day in history 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 this day in history 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 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 this day in history.  

1850  On this day in history jose Francisco de San Martin, South American revolutionary hero, dies  

1851  Henry Drummond, Scottish geologist/evangelist on August - 17.  

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 August - 17.  

1859  1st air mail (in a balloon) took off from Lafayette Ind on this day in history.  

1862  On August - 17 confederate troops under Kirby Smith enter Kentucky  

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

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  Richard, Duke of York (d. 1483?) was born on this day in history.  

1578  Francesco Albani, Italian painter (d. 1660) was born on this day in history.  

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 August - 17.  

1629  On August - 17 birth of king John III of Poland (d. 1696)  

1686  Nicola Antonio Porpora, composer was born on August - 17.  

1720  Charles D J Eisen, French engraver/painter (Contes de La Fontaine) was born on August - 17.  

1753  On August - 17 birth of josef Dobrovský, Czech linguist (d. 1828)  

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  Death of Eustace IV of Boulogne, son of Stephen of England (b. 1130) on this day in history.  

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

1464  Nikolaus von Cusa, German theologist/mathematician/philosopher, dies on this day in history.  

1510  Death of Edmund Dudley, English treasurer, beheaded on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.