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Historical Events For August - 17

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

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

1788  Losantville, OH (now Cincinnati) founded on August - 17.  

1792  On August - 17 jan Jachym Kopriva, composer, dies at 38  

1795  Slave revolt at Knip plantation, Curacao on August - 17.  

1796  English beat Bataafs navy in Saldanha Bay on August - 17.  

1804  Barbara Hec, organized 1st methodist church in US, dies on this day in history.  

1807  On this day in history robert Fulton's steamboat Clermont begins 1st trip up Hudson River  

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

1811  On August - 17 johannes H Scholten, Dutch theologist (Free Will)  

1812  Frigate President captures British schooner L'Adeline in North Atlantic on this day in history.  

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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 August - 17.  

1827  On August - 17 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  Peter Benoit, Flemish composer/conductor (Leie/Rubens Cantata) on this day in history.  

1835  Solymon Merrick patents wrench on this day in history.  

1836  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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  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  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  On August - 17 circus acrobat Blondin crosses Niagara Falls on a tightrope.  

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  Federal batteries &ships bombard Fort Sumter, Charleston on this day in history.  

1863  Federal batteries & ships attacked Fort Sumter in SC on August - 17.  

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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  Francesco Albani, Italian painter (d. 1660) was born on this day in history.  

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 August - 17 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 August - 17 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 August - 17.  

1153  Death of Eustace IV of Boulogne, son of Stephen of England (b. 1130) on this day in history.  

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 August - 17.  

1510  Death of Edmund Dudley, English treasurer, beheaded on this day in history.  

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

1553  Charles III, Duke of Savoy, dies on this day in history.  

1635  Francisco de Moncada, Spanish earl of Osuna, dies at 48 on August - 17.  

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