Historical Events For August - 17
Friday, 09 December 2016
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 this day in history.
1795 Slave revolt at Knip plantation, Curacao on August - 17.
1796 On August - 17 english beat Bataafs navy in Saldanha Bay
1804 On August - 17 barbara Hec, organized 1st methodist church in US, dies
1807 Robert Fulton's steamboat Clermont begins 1st trip up Hudson River on August - 17.
1808 Napoleon asks King Louis for Holland brigade towards Spain on this day in history.
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 August - 17 james Henry Van Alen, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1886
1827 Dutch King Willem I/Pope Leo XII sign concord on this day in history.
1828 George William Warren, composer on August - 17.
1834 Charles Darwins reaches top of Campana Chile on August - 17.
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 On August - 17 hubert Platt Main, composer
1840 On this day in history wilfrid Scawen Blunt, England, writer (Irish Land League)
1841 Luis NF Varela, Brazilian romantic poet on this day in history.
1844 Menelik II, King of Ethiopia (1896-1913) on this day in history.
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 August - 17.
1850 Jose Francisco de San Martin, South American revolutionary hero, dies on August - 17.
1851 Henry Drummond, Scottish geologist/evangelist on this day in history.
1856 Violet Paget, [Vernon Lee], British author (Satan the master) on this day in history.
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 1st air mail (in a balloon) took off from Lafayette Ind on August - 17.
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 this day in history.