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Historical Events Happened In August - 17

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

1787  On August - 17 jews are granted permission in Budapest Hungary to pray in groups  

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 August - 17.  

1796  English beat Bataafs navy in Saldanha Bay on August - 17.  

1804  On this day in history barbara Hec, organized 1st methodist church in US, dies  

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 August - 17.  

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

1812  Frigate President captures British schooner L'Adeline in North Atlantic on August - 17.  

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  George William Warren, composer on this day in history.  

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

1834  On this day in history peter Benoit, Flemish composer/conductor (Leie/Rubens Cantata)  

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 this day in history.  

1840  Wilfrid Scawen Blunt, England, writer (Irish Land League) on August - 17.  

1841  Luis NF Varela, Brazilian romantic poet on August - 17.  

1844  On August - 17 menelik II, King of Ethiopia (1896-1913)  

1846  On August - 17 uS takes Los Angeles  

1846  On August - 17 uS fleet officer Robert F Stockton annexes California  

1850  Jose de San Martin, liberator of Chile, dies on this day in history.  

1850  Jose Francisco de San Martin, South American revolutionary hero, dies on this day in history.  

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

1856  Violet Paget, [Vernon Lee], British author (Satan the master) on this day in history.  

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

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

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  On August - 17 federal batteries &ships bombard Fort Sumter, Charleston  

1863  Federal batteries & ships attacked Fort Sumter in SC on this day in history.  

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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 August - 17.  

1601  Pierre de Fermat, mathematician who needed wider margins [or Aug 20] was born on August - 17.  

1629  King John III of Poland (d. 1696) was born on this day in history.  

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

1720  On August - 17 birth of charles D J Eisen, French engraver/painter (Contes de La Fontaine)  

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  Karloman, abbot of Monte cassino, dies at >39 on this day in history.  

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

1304  Death of Emperor Go-Fukakusa of Japan (b. 1243) on August - 17.  

1464  Nikolaus von Cusa, German theologist/mathematician/philosopher, dies on August - 17.  

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

1536  On August - 17 death of pietersz, book publisher (Kersten Knight  

1553  Charles III, Duke of Savoy, dies on August - 17.  

1635  Francisco de Moncada, Spanish earl of Osuna, dies at 48 on this day in history.  

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