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Historical Events Happened In August - 17

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

1787  Jews are granted permission in Budapest Hungary to pray in groups on this day in history.  

1788  Losantville, OH (now Cincinnati) founded on this day in history.  

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  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 this day in history.  

1808  Napoleon asks King Louis for Holland brigade towards Spain on this day in history.  

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  James Henry Van Alen, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1886 on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history peter Benoit, Flemish composer/conductor (Leie/Rubens Cantata)  

1835  On this day in history solymon Merrick patents wrench  

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  Luis NF Varela, Brazilian romantic poet on this day in history.  

1844  Menelik II, King of Ethiopia (1896-1913) on this day in history.  

1846  US takes Los Angeles on this day in history.  

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  Henry Drummond, Scottish geologist/evangelist on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history 1st air mail (in a balloon) took off from Lafayette Ind  

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 this day in history federal batteries & ships attacked Fort Sumter in SC  

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

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

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

1586  On this day in history birth of johann V Andreae, German vicar/writer (Christenburg)  

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

1629  On this day in history birth of king John III of Poland (d. 1696)  

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

1720  Charles D J Eisen, French engraver/painter (Contes de La Fontaine) was born on this day in history.  

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  Karloman, abbot of Monte cassino, dies at >39 on this day in history.  

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

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  Charles III, Duke of Savoy, dies on this day in history.  

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