Historical Events For August - 17
Sunday, 25 February 2018
1787 Jews are granted permission in Budapest Hungary to pray in groups on August - 17.
1788 On August - 17 losantville, OH (now Cincinnati) founded
1792 On this day in history jan Jachym Kopriva, composer, dies at 38
1795 Slave revolt at Knip plantation, Curacao on August - 17.
1796 On this day in history english beat Bataafs navy in Saldanha Bay
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 August - 17.
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 James Henry Van Alen, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1886 on this day in history.
1827 On August - 17 dutch King Willem I/Pope Leo XII sign concord
1828 On this day in history george William Warren, composer
1834 On August - 17 charles Darwins reaches top of Campana Chile
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 On August - 17 hubert Platt Main, composer
1840 Wilfrid Scawen Blunt, England, writer (Irish Land League) on August - 17.
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 this day in history.
1850 On this day in history jose de San Martin, liberator of Chile, dies.
1850 Jose Francisco de San Martin, South American revolutionary hero, dies on August - 17.
1851 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
1859 On August - 17 1st air mail (in a balloon) took off from Lafayette Ind
1862 On this day in history 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.