Historical Events Happened In August - 17
Thursday, 27 August 2015
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 Jan Jachym Kopriva, composer, dies at 38 on August - 17.
1795 On this day in history slave revolt at Knip plantation, Curacao
1796 On August - 17 english beat Bataafs navy in Saldanha Bay
1804 Barbara Hec, organized 1st methodist church in US, dies on this day in history.
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 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 this day in history.
1819 On August - 17 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 On this day in history george William Warren, composer
1834 Charles Darwins reaches top of Campana Chile on this day in history.
1834 On August - 17 peter Benoit, Flemish composer/conductor (Leie/Rubens Cantata)
1835 Solymon Merrick patents wrench on this day in history.
1836 British parliament accept registration of birth/marriage/death on this day in history.
1839 On August - 17 hubert Platt Main, composer
1840 Wilfrid Scawen Blunt, England, writer (Irish Land League) on this day in history.
1841 Luis NF Varela, Brazilian romantic poet on August - 17.
1844 On this day in history menelik II, King of Ethiopia (1896-1913)
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 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 On August - 17 henry Drummond, Scottish geologist/evangelist
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 On this day in history circus acrobat Blondin crosses Niagara Falls on a tightrope.
1859 On this day in history 1st air mail (in a balloon) took off from Lafayette Ind
1862 On this day in history confederate troops under Kirby Smith enter Kentucky
1863 On this day in history federal batteries &ships bombard Fort Sumter, Charleston
1863 On August - 17 federal batteries & ships attacked Fort Sumter in SC