Historical Events Happened In August - 17
Monday, 24 November 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 August - 17.
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 August - 17.
1812 Frigate President captures British schooner L'Adeline in North Atlantic on August - 17.
1817 On August - 17 joseph baron Kervyn de Lettenhove, Belgian Internal minister (1870-71)
1819 On August - 17 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 August - 17 george William Warren, composer
1834 On August - 17 charles Darwins reaches top of Campana Chile
1834 Peter Benoit, Flemish composer/conductor (Leie/Rubens Cantata) on August - 17.
1835 On August - 17 solymon Merrick patents wrench
1836 British parliament accept registration of birth/marriage/death on August - 17.
1839 On August - 17 hubert Platt Main, composer
1840 Wilfrid Scawen Blunt, England, writer (Irish Land League) on this day in history.
1841 On August - 17 luis NF Varela, Brazilian romantic poet
1844 Menelik II, King of Ethiopia (1896-1913) on August - 17.
1846 US takes Los Angeles on August - 17.
1846 On this day in history uS fleet officer Robert F Stockton annexes California
1850 On August - 17 jose de San Martin, liberator of Chile, dies.
1850 On this day in history jose Francisco de San Martin, South American revolutionary hero, dies
1851 On August - 17 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 August - 17.
1859 Circus acrobat Blondin crosses Niagara Falls on a tightrope on this day in history.
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 On August - 17 federal batteries &ships bombard Fort Sumter, Charleston
1863 Federal batteries & ships attacked Fort Sumter in SC on this day in history.