Historical Events Happened In August - 17
Wednesday, 25 May 2016
1787 On August - 17 jews are granted permission in Budapest Hungary to pray in groups
1788 On this day in history losantville, OH (now Cincinnati) founded
1792 Jan Jachym Kopriva, composer, dies at 38 on August - 17.
1795 Slave revolt at Knip plantation, Curacao on August - 17.
1796 English beat Bataafs navy in Saldanha Bay on August - 17.
1804 On this day in history barbara Hec, organized 1st methodist church in US, dies
1807 Robert Fulton's steamboat Clermont begins 1st trip up Hudson River on this day in history.
1808 Napoleon asks King Louis for Holland brigade towards Spain on August - 17.
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 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 August - 17 dutch King Willem I/Pope Leo XII sign concord
1828 George William Warren, composer on this day in history.
1834 On this day in history charles Darwins reaches top of Campana Chile
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 British parliament accept registration of birth/marriage/death on this day in history.
1839 Hubert Platt Main, composer on this day in history.
1840 Wilfrid Scawen Blunt, England, writer (Irish Land League) on August - 17.
1841 Luis NF Varela, Brazilian romantic poet on August - 17.
1844 On August - 17 menelik II, King of Ethiopia (1896-1913)
1846 On August - 17 uS takes Los Angeles
1846 On August - 17 uS fleet officer Robert F Stockton annexes California
1850 Jose de San Martin, liberator of Chile, dies on this day in history.
1850 Jose Francisco de San Martin, South American revolutionary hero, dies on this day in history.
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 1st bank in Hawaii opens on August - 17.
1859 Circus acrobat Blondin crosses Niagara Falls on a tightrope on this day in history.
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 August - 17 federal batteries &ships bombard Fort Sumter, Charleston
1863 Federal batteries & ships attacked Fort Sumter in SC on this day in history.