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Historical Events Happened In August - 17

Saturday, 10 October 2015

1787  On August - 17 jews are granted permission in Budapest Hungary to pray in groups  

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

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

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

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

1804  On August - 17 barbara Hec, organized 1st methodist church in US, dies  

1807  Robert Fulton's steamboat Clermont begins 1st trip up Hudson River on this day in history.  

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 August - 17.  

1817  Joseph baron Kervyn de Lettenhove, Belgian Internal minister (1870-71) on this day in history.  

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 August - 17.  

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  Hubert Platt Main, composer on this day in history.  

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

1841  Luis NF Varela, Brazilian romantic poet on August - 17.  

1844  On this day in history menelik II, King of Ethiopia (1896-1913)  

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  Jose Francisco de San Martin, South American revolutionary hero, dies on this day in history.  

1851  On August - 17 henry Drummond, Scottish geologist/evangelist  

1856  On August - 17 violet Paget, [Vernon Lee], British author (Satan the master)  

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  1st air mail (in a balloon) took off from Lafayette Ind on this day in history.  

1862  Confederate troops under Kirby Smith enter Kentucky on August - 17.  

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  

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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 August - 17.  

1586  On August - 17 birth of johann V Andreae, German vicar/writer (Christenburg)  

1601  On this day in history birth of pierre de Fermat, mathematician who needed wider margins [or Aug 20]  

1629  On August - 17 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 August - 17.  

1753  On this day in history birth of josef Dobrovský, Czech linguist (d. 1828)  

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  On this day in history death of emperor Go-Fukakusa of Japan (b. 1243)  

1464  On this day in history nikolaus von Cusa, German theologist/mathematician/philosopher, dies  

1510  On August - 17 death of edmund Dudley, English treasurer, beheaded  

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 August - 17 francisco de Moncada, Spanish earl of Osuna, dies at 48  


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