Historical Events In August - 17
Wednesday, 08 July 2020
1787 On August - 17 jews are granted permission in Budapest Hungary to pray in groups
1788 On August - 17 losantville, OH (now Cincinnati) founded
1792 Jan Jachym Kopriva, composer, dies at 38 on August - 17.
1795 On this day in history slave revolt at Knip plantation, Curacao
1796 English beat Bataafs navy in Saldanha Bay on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1808 Napoleon asks King Louis for Holland brigade towards Spain on this day in history.
1811 On August - 17 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 August - 17.
1827 Dutch King Willem I/Pope Leo XII sign concord on this day in history.
1828 On August - 17 george William Warren, composer
1834 On August - 17 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 this day in history british parliament accept registration of birth/marriage/death
1839 Hubert Platt Main, composer on August - 17.
1840 On August - 17 wilfrid Scawen Blunt, England, writer (Irish Land League)
1841 On August - 17 luis NF Varela, Brazilian romantic poet
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 August - 17.
1851 On August - 17 henry Drummond, Scottish geologist/evangelist
1856 On this day in history 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 On August - 17 1st air mail (in a balloon) took off from Lafayette Ind
1862 Confederate troops under Kirby Smith enter Kentucky on this day in history.
1863 On this day in history federal batteries &ships bombard Fort Sumter, Charleston
1863 On August - 17 federal batteries & ships attacked Fort Sumter in SC