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Historical Events For August - 17

Friday, 26 May 2017

1787  Jews are granted permission in Budapest Hungary to pray in groups on August - 17.  

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

1792  Jan Jachym Kopriva, composer, dies at 38 on this day in history.  

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

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 August - 17 robert Fulton's steamboat Clermont begins 1st trip up Hudson River  

1808  Napoleon asks King Louis for Holland brigade towards Spain on August - 17.  

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  

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1817  Joseph baron Kervyn de Lettenhove, Belgian Internal minister (1870-71) on August - 17.  

1819  James Henry Van Alen, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1886 on this day in history.  

1827  Dutch King Willem I/Pope Leo XII sign concord on August - 17.  

1828  On this day in history george William Warren, composer  

1834  Charles Darwins reaches top of Campana Chile on August - 17.  

1834  Peter Benoit, Flemish composer/conductor (Leie/Rubens Cantata) on this day in history.  

1835  Solymon Merrick patents wrench on August - 17.  

1836  British parliament accept registration of birth/marriage/death on this day in history.  

1839  Hubert Platt Main, composer on August - 17.  

1840  Wilfrid Scawen Blunt, England, writer (Irish Land League) on August - 17.  

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

1844  On August - 17 menelik II, King of Ethiopia (1896-1913)  

1846  On August - 17 uS takes Los Angeles  

1846  US fleet officer Robert F Stockton annexes California on August - 17.  

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  Henry Drummond, Scottish geologist/evangelist on August - 17.  

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  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  Federal batteries &ships bombard Fort Sumter, Charleston on August - 17.  

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 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  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  On this day in history birth of josef Dobrovský, Czech linguist (d. 1828)  

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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  Death of Eustace IV of Boulogne, son of Stephen of England (b. 1130) on August - 17.  

1304  On August - 17 death of emperor Go-Fukakusa of Japan (b. 1243)  

1464  Nikolaus von Cusa, German theologist/mathematician/philosopher, dies on this day in history.  

1510  Death of Edmund Dudley, English treasurer, beheaded on August - 17.  

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

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  

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