Historical Events Happened In August - 17
Friday, 30 January 2015
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 this day in history slave revolt at Knip plantation, Curacao
1796 English beat Bataafs navy in Saldanha Bay on August - 17.
1804 Barbara Hec, organized 1st methodist church in US, dies on August - 17.
1807 Robert Fulton's steamboat Clermont begins 1st trip up Hudson River on August - 17.
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 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 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 August - 17.
1828 George William Warren, composer on August - 17.
1834 Charles Darwins reaches top of Campana Chile on this day in history.
1834 Peter Benoit, Flemish composer/conductor (Leie/Rubens Cantata) on this day in history.
1835 On this day in history solymon Merrick patents wrench
1836 On August - 17 british parliament accept registration of birth/marriage/death
1839 On August - 17 hubert Platt Main, composer
1840 On this day in history wilfrid Scawen Blunt, England, writer (Irish Land League)
1841 On August - 17 luis NF Varela, Brazilian romantic poet
1844 Menelik II, King of Ethiopia (1896-1913) on August - 17.
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 this day in history.
1850 On August - 17 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 this day in history.
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 On this day in history federal batteries & ships attacked Fort Sumter in SC