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Historical Events Happened In August - 17

Saturday, 25 June 2016

1787  Jews are granted permission in Budapest Hungary to pray in groups on this day in history.  

1788  On August - 17 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 August - 17.  

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  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 August - 17 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 this day in history.  

1819  On August - 17 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  On August - 17 peter Benoit, Flemish composer/conductor (Leie/Rubens Cantata)  

1835  Solymon Merrick patents wrench on August - 17.  

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 August - 17.  

1841  On August - 17 luis NF Varela, Brazilian romantic poet  

1844  Menelik II, King of Ethiopia (1896-1913) on this day in history.  

1846  On this day in history uS takes Los Angeles  

1846  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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  On this day in history 1st bank in Hawaii opens  

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

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

1862  Confederate troops under Kirby Smith enter Kentucky on this day in history.  

1863  On August - 17 federal batteries &ships bombard Fort Sumter, Charleston  

1863  On August - 17 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 August - 17.  

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

1586  On August - 17 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 this day in history.  

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)  

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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 this day in history.  

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

1304  On August - 17 death of emperor Go-Fukakusa of Japan (b. 1243)  

1464  Nikolaus von Cusa, German theologist/mathematician/philosopher, dies on August - 17.  

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

1536  Death of Pietersz, book publisher (Kersten Knight on August - 17.  

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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