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Historical Events Happened In August - 17

Friday, 25 July 2014

1787  On this day in history jews are granted permission in Budapest Hungary to pray in groups  

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

1792  On this day in history jan Jachym Kopriva, composer, dies at 38  

1795  On this day in history slave revolt at Knip plantation, Curacao  

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  Napoleon asks King Louis for Holland brigade towards Spain on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history dutch King Willem I/Pope Leo XII sign concord  

1828  George William Warren, composer on this day in history.  

1834  Charles Darwins reaches top of Campana Chile on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history british parliament accept registration of birth/marriage/death  

1839  On this day in history hubert Platt Main, composer  

1840  Wilfrid Scawen Blunt, England, writer (Irish Land League) on this day in history.  

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  US takes Los Angeles on this day in history.  

1846  US fleet officer Robert F Stockton annexes California on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1856  On this day in history violet Paget, [Vernon Lee], British author (Satan the master)  

1858  On this day in history 1st bank in Hawaii opens  

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

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

1862  On this day in history confederate troops under Kirby Smith enter Kentucky  

1863  On this day in history federal batteries &ships bombard Fort Sumter, Charleston  

1863  On this day in history federal batteries & ships attacked Fort Sumter in SC  

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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  On this day in history birth of johann V Andreae, German vicar/writer (Christenburg)  

1601  Pierre de Fermat, mathematician who needed wider margins [or Aug 20] was born on this day in history.  

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

1686  On this day in history birth of nicola Antonio Porpora, composer  

1720  Charles D J Eisen, French engraver/painter (Contes de La Fontaine) was born on this day in history.  

1753  Josef Dobrovský, Czech linguist (d. 1828) was born on this day in history.  

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 this day in history death of eustace IV of Boulogne, son of Stephen of England (b. 1130)  

1304  Death of Emperor Go-Fukakusa of Japan (b. 1243) on this day in history.  

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  Charles III, Duke of Savoy, dies on this day in history.  

1635  On this day in history francisco de Moncada, Spanish earl of Osuna, dies at 48