Historical Events For August - 17
Friday, 26 May 2017
1787 Jews are granted permission in Budapest Hungary to pray in groups on August - 17.
1788 Losantville, OH (now Cincinnati) founded on this day in history.
1792 Jan Jachym Kopriva, composer, dies at 38 on this day in history.
1795 On August - 17 slave revolt at Knip plantation, Curacao
1796 English beat Bataafs navy in Saldanha Bay on this day in history.
1804 On this day in history barbara Hec, organized 1st methodist church in US, dies
1807 On August - 17 robert Fulton's steamboat Clermont begins 1st trip up Hudson River
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 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 August - 17.
1819 James Henry Van Alen, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1886 on this day in history.
1827 Dutch King Willem I/Pope Leo XII sign concord on August - 17.
1828 On this day in history george William Warren, composer
1834 Charles Darwins reaches top of Campana Chile on August - 17.
1834 Peter Benoit, Flemish composer/conductor (Leie/Rubens Cantata) on this day in history.
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 August - 17.
1840 Wilfrid Scawen Blunt, England, writer (Irish Land League) on August - 17.
1841 On this day in history luis NF Varela, Brazilian romantic poet
1844 On August - 17 menelik II, King of Ethiopia (1896-1913)
1846 On August - 17 uS takes Los Angeles
1846 US fleet officer Robert F Stockton annexes California on August - 17.
1850 Jose de San Martin, liberator of Chile, dies on August - 17.
1850 Jose Francisco de San Martin, South American revolutionary hero, dies on August - 17.
1851 Henry Drummond, Scottish geologist/evangelist on August - 17.
1856 On August - 17 violet Paget, [Vernon Lee], British author (Satan the master)
1858 On this day in history 1st bank in Hawaii opens
1859 Circus acrobat Blondin crosses Niagara Falls on a tightrope on August - 17.
1859 1st air mail (in a balloon) took off from Lafayette Ind on August - 17.
1862 Confederate troops under Kirby Smith enter Kentucky on this day in history.
1863 Federal batteries &ships bombard Fort Sumter, Charleston on August - 17.
1863 On August - 17 federal batteries & ships attacked Fort Sumter in SC