Historical Events Happened In August - 17
Saturday, 06 February 2016
1787 Jews are granted permission in Budapest Hungary to pray in groups on this day in history.
1788 Losantville, OH (now Cincinnati) founded on this day in history.
1792 Jan Jachym Kopriva, composer, dies at 38 on August - 17.
1795 On this day in history slave revolt at Knip plantation, Curacao
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 this day in history.
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 August - 17.
1819 James Henry Van Alen, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1886 on August - 17.
1827 On this day in history dutch King Willem I/Pope Leo XII sign concord
1828 On August - 17 george William Warren, composer
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 Solymon Merrick patents wrench on this day in history.
1836 On August - 17 british parliament accept registration of birth/marriage/death
1839 On this day in history 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 On this day in history menelik II, King of Ethiopia (1896-1913)
1846 On this day in history uS takes Los Angeles
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 August - 17 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 August - 17.
1859 On August - 17 circus acrobat Blondin crosses Niagara Falls on a tightrope.
1859 On August - 17 1st air mail (in a balloon) took off from Lafayette Ind
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