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Historical Events Happened In August - 17

Thursday, 23 October 2014

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 August - 17 jan Jachym Kopriva, composer, dies at 38  

1795  On this day in history slave revolt at Knip plantation, Curacao  

1796  On this day in history english beat Bataafs navy in Saldanha Bay  

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  On August - 17 napoleon asks King Louis for Holland brigade towards Spain  

1811  On this day in history johannes H Scholten, Dutch theologist (Free Will)  

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

1817  On this day in history joseph baron Kervyn de Lettenhove, Belgian Internal minister (1870-71)  

1819  James Henry Van Alen, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1886 on August - 17.  

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 this day in history charles Darwins reaches top of Campana Chile  

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 this day in history.  

1840  On August - 17 wilfrid Scawen Blunt, England, writer (Irish Land League)  

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

1844  On this day in history menelik II, King of Ethiopia (1896-1913)  

1846  US takes Los Angeles on August - 17.  

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

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  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 this day in history circus acrobat Blondin crosses Niagara Falls on a tightrope.  

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

1863  Federal batteries & ships attacked Fort Sumter in SC on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 17

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1473  On this day in history birth of richard, Duke of York (d. 1483?)  

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

1586  Johann V Andreae, German vicar/writer (Christenburg) was born on August - 17.  

1601  On August - 17 birth of pierre de Fermat, mathematician who needed wider margins [or Aug 20]  

1629  On August - 17 birth of king John III of Poland (d. 1696)  

1686  On August - 17 birth of nicola Antonio Porpora, composer  

1720  Charles D J Eisen, French engraver/painter (Contes de La Fontaine) was born on August - 17.  

1753  On August - 17 birth of josef Dobrovský, Czech linguist (d. 1828)  

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  On August - 17 death of eustace IV of Boulogne, son of Stephen of England (b. 1130)  

1304  Death of Emperor Go-Fukakusa of Japan (b. 1243) on August - 17.  

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

1510  Death of Edmund Dudley, English treasurer, beheaded on August - 17.  

1536  On this day in history death of pietersz, book publisher (Kersten Knight  

1553  On August - 17 charles III, Duke of Savoy, dies  

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