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Historical Events Happened In August - 17

Tuesday, 03 March 2015

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

1795  On August - 17 slave revolt at Knip plantation, Curacao  

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

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  Napoleon asks King Louis for Holland brigade towards Spain on August - 17.  

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

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 August - 17.  

1828  George William Warren, composer on August - 17.  

1834  On this day in history charles Darwins reaches top of Campana Chile  

1834  Peter Benoit, Flemish composer/conductor (Leie/Rubens Cantata) on August - 17.  

1835  Solymon Merrick patents wrench on August - 17.  

1836  British parliament accept registration of birth/marriage/death on August - 17.  

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  Menelik II, King of Ethiopia (1896-1913) on this day in history.  

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 August - 17 henry Drummond, Scottish geologist/evangelist  

1856  On August - 17 violet Paget, [Vernon Lee], British author (Satan the master)  

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 August - 17.  

1862  Confederate troops under Kirby Smith enter Kentucky on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1578  On this day in history birth of francesco Albani, Italian painter (d. 1660)  

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 August - 17.  

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

1686  On this day in history birth of nicola Antonio Porpora, composer  

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

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 August - 17.  

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 August - 17 death of edmund Dudley, English treasurer, beheaded  

1536  Death of Pietersz, book publisher (Kersten Knight on August - 17.  

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

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