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Historical Events Happened In August - 17

Saturday, 06 February 2016

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  Jan Jachym Kopriva, composer, dies at 38 on August - 17.  

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

1796  On this day in history english beat Bataafs navy in Saldanha Bay  

1804  Barbara Hec, organized 1st methodist church in US, dies on August - 17.  

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 August - 17.  

1817  Joseph baron Kervyn de Lettenhove, Belgian Internal minister (1870-71) on August - 17.  

1819  James Henry Van Alen, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1886 on August - 17.  

1827  On this day in history dutch King Willem I/Pope Leo XII sign concord  

1828  On August - 17 george William Warren, composer  

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

1834  On August - 17 peter Benoit, Flemish composer/conductor (Leie/Rubens Cantata)  

1835  Solymon Merrick patents wrench on this day in history.  

1836  On August - 17 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 August - 17.  

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 this day in history uS takes Los Angeles  

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

1850  On August - 17 jose de San Martin, liberator of Chile, dies.  

1850  On August - 17 jose Francisco de San Martin, South American revolutionary hero, dies  

1851  On this day in history henry Drummond, Scottish geologist/evangelist  

1856  Violet Paget, [Vernon Lee], British author (Satan the master) on August - 17.  

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

1859  On August - 17 circus acrobat Blondin crosses Niagara Falls on a tightrope.  

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 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  On this day in history birth of pierre de Fermat, mathematician who needed wider margins [or Aug 20]  

1629  King John III of Poland (d. 1696) was born on August - 17.  

1686  Nicola Antonio Porpora, composer was born on August - 17.  

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

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  On August - 17 karloman, abbot of Monte cassino, dies at >39  

1153  Death of Eustace IV of Boulogne, son of Stephen of England (b. 1130) on August - 17.  

1304  On this day in history death of emperor Go-Fukakusa of Japan (b. 1243)  

1464  On this day in history nikolaus von Cusa, German theologist/mathematician/philosopher, dies  

1510  On August - 17 death of edmund Dudley, English treasurer, beheaded  

1536  Death of Pietersz, book publisher (Kersten Knight on this day in history.  

1553  On August - 17 charles III, Duke of Savoy, dies  

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

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