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Historical Events Happened In August - 17

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

1787  On this day in history jews are granted permission in Budapest Hungary to pray in groups  

1788  On this day in history losantville, OH (now Cincinnati) founded  

1792  On this day in history jan Jachym Kopriva, composer, dies at 38  

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

1796  English beat Bataafs navy in Saldanha Bay on this day in history.  

1804  On this day in history barbara Hec, organized 1st methodist church in US, dies  

1807  On this day in history robert Fulton's steamboat Clermont begins 1st trip up Hudson River  

1808  On this day in history napoleon asks King Louis for Holland brigade towards Spain  

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

1812  Frigate President captures British schooner L'Adeline in North Atlantic on this day in history.  

1817  Joseph baron Kervyn de Lettenhove, Belgian Internal minister (1870-71) on this day in history.  

1819  On this day in history james Henry Van Alen, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1886  

1827  Dutch King Willem I/Pope Leo XII sign concord on this day in history.  

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 this day in history 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  Hubert Platt Main, composer on this day in history.  

1840  On this day in history wilfrid Scawen Blunt, England, writer (Irish Land League)  

1841  On this day in history luis NF Varela, Brazilian romantic poet  

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

1846  On this day in history uS takes Los Angeles  

1846  US fleet officer Robert F Stockton annexes California on this day in history.  

1850  Jose de San Martin, liberator of Chile, dies on this day in history.  

1850  On this day in history jose Francisco de San Martin, South American revolutionary hero, dies  

1851  On this day in history henry Drummond, Scottish geologist/evangelist  

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

1578  Francesco Albani, Italian painter (d. 1660) was born on this day in history.  

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

1601  Pierre de Fermat, mathematician who needed wider margins [or Aug 20] was born on this day in history.  

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

1686  Nicola Antonio Porpora, composer was born on this day in history.  

1720  On this day in history birth of charles D J Eisen, French engraver/painter (Contes de La Fontaine)  

1753  Josef Dobrovský, Czech linguist (d. 1828) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In August - 17

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0754  On this day in history karloman, abbot of Monte cassino, dies at >39  

1153  On this day in history 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  Nikolaus von Cusa, German theologist/mathematician/philosopher, dies on this day in history.  

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

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

1553  On this day in history charles III, Duke of Savoy, dies  

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