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Historical Events For August - 17

Monday, 27 February 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 August - 17.  

1792  Jan Jachym Kopriva, composer, dies at 38 on this day in history.  

1795  Slave revolt at Knip plantation, Curacao on this day in history.  

1796  English beat Bataafs navy in Saldanha Bay on August - 17.  

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  On August - 17 napoleon asks King Louis for Holland brigade towards Spain  

1811  On this day in history johannes H Scholten, Dutch theologist (Free Will)  

1812  On this day in history frigate President captures British schooner L'Adeline in North Atlantic  

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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 August - 17 dutch King Willem I/Pope Leo XII sign concord  

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 August - 17.  

1835  Solymon Merrick patents wrench on this day in history.  

1836  On this day in history british parliament accept registration of birth/marriage/death  

1839  Hubert Platt Main, composer on August - 17.  

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  On this day in history menelik II, King of Ethiopia (1896-1913)  

1846  On this day in history uS takes Los Angeles  

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 August - 17.  

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  On this day in history 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  Federal batteries & ships attacked Fort Sumter in SC on August - 17.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 17

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1473  On this day in history birth of richard, Duke of York (d. 1483?)  

1578  Francesco Albani, Italian painter (d. 1660) was born on August - 17.  

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 this day in history.  

1686  Nicola Antonio Porpora, composer was born on this day in history.  

1720  On August - 17 birth of charles D J Eisen, French engraver/painter (Contes de La Fontaine)  

1753  On August - 17 birth of josef Dobrovský, Czech linguist (d. 1828)  

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Famous Deaths In August - 17

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0754  Karloman, abbot of Monte cassino, dies at >39 on August - 17.  

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

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

1464  On August - 17 nikolaus von Cusa, German theologist/mathematician/philosopher, dies  

1510  Death of Edmund Dudley, English treasurer, beheaded on August - 17.  

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 August - 17.  

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