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Historical Events Happened In August - 17

Friday, 31 October 2014

1787  Jews are granted permission in Budapest Hungary to pray in groups on August - 17.  

1788  On this day in history losantville, OH (now Cincinnati) founded  

1792  On this day in history jan Jachym Kopriva, composer, dies at 38  

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  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  On this day in history frigate President captures British schooner L'Adeline in North Atlantic  

1817  On this day in history joseph baron Kervyn de Lettenhove, Belgian Internal minister (1870-71)  

1819  James Henry Van Alen, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1886 on August - 17.  

1827  Dutch King Willem I/Pope Leo XII sign concord on August - 17.  

1828  George William Warren, composer on this day in history.  

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 August - 17.  

1836  British parliament accept registration of birth/marriage/death on this day in history.  

1839  On August - 17 hubert Platt Main, composer  

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

1841  Luis NF Varela, Brazilian romantic poet on this day in history.  

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

1846  US takes Los Angeles on August - 17.  

1846  On August - 17 uS fleet officer Robert F Stockton annexes California  

1850  On August - 17 jose de San Martin, liberator of Chile, dies.  

1850  On this day in history jose Francisco de San Martin, South American revolutionary hero, dies  

1851  On this day in history henry Drummond, Scottish geologist/evangelist  

1856  Violet Paget, [Vernon Lee], British author (Satan the master) on August - 17.  

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 August - 17 confederate troops under Kirby Smith enter Kentucky  

1863  On August - 17 federal batteries &ships bombard Fort Sumter, Charleston  

1863  Federal batteries & ships attacked Fort Sumter in SC on August - 17.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 17

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1473  On this day in history birth of richard, Duke of York (d. 1483?)  

1578  On this day in history birth of francesco Albani, Italian painter (d. 1660)  

1586  On this day in history birth of johann V Andreae, German vicar/writer (Christenburg)  

1601  On August - 17 birth of pierre de Fermat, mathematician who needed wider margins [or Aug 20]  

1629  King John III of Poland (d. 1696) was born on this day in history.  

1686  On this day in history birth of nicola Antonio Porpora, composer  

1720  On this day in history birth of charles D J Eisen, French engraver/painter (Contes de La Fontaine)  

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 this day in history.  

1153  On this day in history death of eustace IV of Boulogne, son of Stephen of England (b. 1130)  

1304  On this day in history death of emperor Go-Fukakusa of Japan (b. 1243)  

1464  Nikolaus von Cusa, German theologist/mathematician/philosopher, dies on this day in history.  

1510  On this day in history death of edmund Dudley, English treasurer, beheaded  

1536  Death of Pietersz, book publisher (Kersten Knight on this day in history.  

1553  Charles III, Duke of Savoy, dies on this day in history.  

1635  On this day in history francisco de Moncada, Spanish earl of Osuna, dies at 48