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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  

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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 this day in history birth of pierre de Fermat, mathematician who needed wider margins [or Aug 20]  

1629  King John III of Poland (d. 1696) was born on this day in history.  

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  Josef Dobrovský, Czech linguist (d. 1828) was born on August - 17.  

Famous Deaths In August - 17

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0754  Karloman, abbot of Monte cassino, dies at >39 on August - 17.  

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 this day in history.  

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  Death of Pietersz, book publisher (Kersten Knight on this day in history.  

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

1635  On August - 17 francisco de Moncada, Spanish earl of Osuna, dies at 48  

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