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Historical Events Happened In August - 17

Sunday, 21 December 2014

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

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

1792  Jan Jachym Kopriva, composer, dies at 38 on August - 17.  

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

1796  On August - 17 english beat Bataafs navy in Saldanha Bay  

1804  Barbara Hec, organized 1st methodist church in US, dies on this day in history.  

1807  On this day in history robert Fulton's steamboat Clermont begins 1st trip up Hudson River  

1808  On this day in history napoleon asks King Louis for Holland brigade towards Spain  

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  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  Charles Darwins reaches top of Campana Chile on August - 17.  

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 August - 17.  

1839  Hubert Platt Main, composer on August - 17.  

1840  Wilfrid Scawen Blunt, England, writer (Irish Land League) on this day in history.  

1841  On this day in history luis NF Varela, Brazilian romantic poet  

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

1846  On August - 17 uS takes Los Angeles  

1846  US fleet officer Robert F Stockton annexes California on August - 17.  

1850  Jose de San Martin, liberator of Chile, dies on this day in history.  

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

1858  On this day in history 1st bank in Hawaii opens  

1859  Circus acrobat Blondin crosses Niagara Falls on a tightrope on August - 17.  

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

1863  Federal batteries & ships attacked Fort Sumter in SC on this day in history.  

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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 August - 17.  

1578  Francesco Albani, Italian painter (d. 1660) was born on this day in history.  

1586  Johann V Andreae, German vicar/writer (Christenburg) was born on August - 17.  

1601  Pierre de Fermat, mathematician who needed wider margins [or Aug 20] was born on this day in history.  

1629  King John III of Poland (d. 1696) was born on August - 17.  

1686  Nicola Antonio Porpora, composer was born on this day in history.  

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

1753  Josef Dobrovský, Czech linguist (d. 1828) was born on this day in history.  

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  Death of Eustace IV of Boulogne, son of Stephen of England (b. 1130) on August - 17.  

1304  On August - 17 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  On August - 17 death of pietersz, book publisher (Kersten Knight  

1553  On this day in history charles III, Duke of Savoy, dies  

1635  Francisco de Moncada, Spanish earl of Osuna, dies at 48 on August - 17.