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