Historical Events Happened In August - 17
Friday, 06 May 2016
1787 On this day in history jews are granted permission in Budapest Hungary to pray in groups
1788 On August - 17 losantville, OH (now Cincinnati) founded
1792 Jan Jachym Kopriva, composer, dies at 38 on this day in history.
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 August - 17 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 On this day in history johannes H Scholten, Dutch theologist (Free Will)
1812 On this day in history frigate President captures British schooner L'Adeline in North Atlantic
1817 On August - 17 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 On this day in history dutch King Willem I/Pope Leo XII sign concord
1828 George William Warren, composer on August - 17.
1834 On August - 17 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 this day in history.
1836 On August - 17 british parliament accept registration of birth/marriage/death
1839 On August - 17 hubert Platt Main, composer
1840 Wilfrid Scawen Blunt, England, writer (Irish Land League) on August - 17.
1841 On August - 17 luis NF Varela, Brazilian romantic poet
1844 On August - 17 menelik II, King of Ethiopia (1896-1913)
1846 On this day in history uS takes Los Angeles
1846 On August - 17 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 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 On August - 17 1st bank in Hawaii opens
1859 On this day in history circus acrobat Blondin crosses Niagara Falls on a tightrope.
1859 On August - 17 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