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
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