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.