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Historical Events Happened In August - 17

Saturday, 25 April 2015

1787  On August - 17 jews are granted permission in Budapest Hungary to pray in groups  

1788  On August - 17 losantville, OH (now Cincinnati) founded  

1792  Jan Jachym Kopriva, composer, dies at 38 on this day in history.  

1795  Slave revolt at Knip plantation, Curacao on this day in history.  

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 August - 17.  

1808  Napoleon asks King Louis for Holland brigade towards Spain on this day in history.  

1811  Johannes H Scholten, Dutch theologist (Free Will) on this day in history.  

1812  On August - 17 frigate President captures British schooner L'Adeline in North Atlantic  

1817  On August - 17 joseph baron Kervyn de Lettenhove, Belgian Internal minister (1870-71)  

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 this day in history.  

1828  George William Warren, composer on August - 17.  

1834  Charles Darwins reaches top of Campana Chile on this day in history.  

1834  Peter Benoit, Flemish composer/conductor (Leie/Rubens Cantata) on this day in history.  

1835  On August - 17 solymon Merrick patents wrench  

1836  On this day in history british parliament accept registration of birth/marriage/death  

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 this day in history uS takes Los Angeles  

1846  On this day in history uS fleet officer Robert F Stockton annexes California  

1850  On August - 17 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  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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1862  On this day in history confederate troops under Kirby Smith enter Kentucky  

1863  Federal batteries &ships bombard Fort Sumter, Charleston on this day in history.  

1863  Federal batteries & ships attacked Fort Sumter in SC on August - 17.  

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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  On August - 17 birth of francesco Albani, Italian painter (d. 1660)  

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

1601  On August - 17 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 August - 17.  

1720  On August - 17 birth of charles D J Eisen, French engraver/painter (Contes de La Fontaine)  

1753  On this day in history birth of josef Dobrovský, Czech linguist (d. 1828)  

Famous Deaths In August - 17

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0754  On August - 17 karloman, abbot of Monte cassino, dies at >39  

1153  Death of Eustace IV of Boulogne, son of Stephen of England (b. 1130) on August - 17.  

1304  On this day in history death of emperor Go-Fukakusa of Japan (b. 1243)  

1464  On this day in history nikolaus von Cusa, German theologist/mathematician/philosopher, dies  

1510  On this day in history death of edmund Dudley, English treasurer, beheaded  

1536  On August - 17 death of pietersz, book publisher (Kersten Knight  

1553  Charles III, Duke of Savoy, dies on August - 17.  

1635  On this day in history francisco de Moncada, Spanish earl of Osuna, dies at 48