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Historical Events Happened In August - 17

Friday, 27 March 2015

1787  Jews are granted permission in Budapest Hungary to pray in groups on August - 17.  

1788  Losantville, OH (now Cincinnati) founded on August - 17.  

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  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 August - 17 robert Fulton's steamboat Clermont begins 1st trip up Hudson River  

1808  On August - 17 napoleon asks King Louis for Holland brigade towards Spain  

1811  On August - 17 johannes H Scholten, Dutch theologist (Free Will)  

1812  On this day in history 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  George William Warren, composer on this day in history.  

1834  On August - 17 charles Darwins reaches top of Campana Chile  

1834  Peter Benoit, Flemish composer/conductor (Leie/Rubens Cantata) on August - 17.  

1835  Solymon Merrick patents wrench on August - 17.  

1836  British parliament accept registration of birth/marriage/death on this day in history.  

1839  Hubert Platt Main, composer on this day in history.  

1840  On August - 17 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  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  On August - 17 henry Drummond, Scottish geologist/evangelist  

1856  On August - 17 violet Paget, [Vernon Lee], British author (Satan the master)  

1858  1st bank in Hawaii opens on this day in history.  

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  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.  

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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 August - 17.  

1586  Johann V Andreae, German vicar/writer (Christenburg) was born on this day in history.  

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

1720  On this day in history birth of charles D J Eisen, French engraver/painter (Contes de La Fontaine)  

1753  Josef Dobrovský, Czech linguist (d. 1828) was born on August - 17.  

Famous Deaths In August - 17

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0754  On this day in history karloman, abbot of Monte cassino, dies at >39  

1153  Death of Eustace IV of Boulogne, son of Stephen of England (b. 1130) on this day in history.  

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 August - 17.  

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

1536  On this day in history death of pietersz, book publisher (Kersten Knight  

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

1635  On August - 17 francisco de Moncada, Spanish earl of Osuna, dies at 48