Historical Events For August - 17
Sunday, 23 July 2017
1787 Jews are granted permission in Budapest Hungary to pray in groups on this day in history.
1788 Losantville, OH (now Cincinnati) founded on this day in history.
1792 On August - 17 jan Jachym Kopriva, composer, dies at 38
1795 Slave revolt at Knip plantation, Curacao on August - 17.
1796 English beat Bataafs navy in Saldanha Bay on this day in history.
1804 Barbara Hec, organized 1st methodist church in US, dies on this day in history.
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 On August - 17 johannes H Scholten, Dutch theologist (Free Will)
1812 On August - 17 frigate President captures British schooner L'Adeline in North Atlantic
1817 Joseph baron Kervyn de Lettenhove, Belgian Internal minister (1870-71) on this day in history.
1819 On this day in history james Henry Van Alen, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1886
1827 On this day in history dutch King Willem I/Pope Leo XII sign concord
1828 On August - 17 george William Warren, composer
1834 Charles Darwins reaches top of Campana Chile on this day in history.
1834 On August - 17 peter Benoit, Flemish composer/conductor (Leie/Rubens Cantata)
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 August - 17.
1846 On this day in history uS takes Los Angeles
1846 US fleet officer Robert F Stockton annexes California on August - 17.
1850 On this day in history jose de San Martin, liberator of Chile, dies.
1850 Jose Francisco de San Martin, South American revolutionary hero, dies on August - 17.
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 On August - 17 1st bank in Hawaii opens
1859 On August - 17 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 Confederate troops under Kirby Smith enter Kentucky on August - 17.
1863 Federal batteries &ships bombard Fort Sumter, Charleston on August - 17.
1863 On August - 17 federal batteries & ships attacked Fort Sumter in SC