Historical Events For August - 17
Friday, 24 November 2017
1787 On August - 17 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 August - 17.
1796 English beat Bataafs navy in Saldanha Bay on this day in history.
1804 Barbara Hec, organized 1st methodist church in US, dies on August - 17.
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 Johannes H Scholten, Dutch theologist (Free Will) on this day in history.
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 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 this day in history.
1834 On this day in history charles Darwins reaches top of Campana Chile
1834 On August - 17 peter Benoit, Flemish composer/conductor (Leie/Rubens Cantata)
1835 On August - 17 solymon Merrick patents wrench
1836 British parliament accept registration of birth/marriage/death on this day in history.
1839 Hubert Platt Main, composer on August - 17.
1840 On August - 17 wilfrid Scawen Blunt, England, writer (Irish Land League)
1841 On this day in history luis NF Varela, Brazilian romantic poet
1844 On August - 17 menelik II, King of Ethiopia (1896-1913)
1846 US takes Los Angeles on August - 17.
1846 US fleet officer Robert F Stockton annexes California on August - 17.
1850 Jose de San Martin, liberator of Chile, dies on August - 17.
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 1st bank in Hawaii opens on this day in history.
1859 Circus acrobat Blondin crosses Niagara Falls on a tightrope on August - 17.
1859 On this day in history 1st air mail (in a balloon) took off from Lafayette Ind
1862 On August - 17 confederate troops under Kirby Smith enter Kentucky
1863 Federal batteries &ships bombard Fort Sumter, Charleston on August - 17.
1863 Federal batteries & ships attacked Fort Sumter in SC on August - 17.