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Historical Events In August - 17

Thursday, 22 April 2021

1787  On this day in history jews are granted permission in Budapest Hungary to pray in groups  

1788  Losantville, OH (now Cincinnati) founded on this day in history.  

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

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

1796  English beat Bataafs navy in Saldanha Bay on August - 17.  

1804  On this day in history barbara Hec, organized 1st methodist church in US, dies  

1807  On August - 17 robert Fulton's steamboat Clermont begins 1st trip up Hudson River  

1808  Napoleon asks King Louis for Holland brigade towards Spain on August - 17.  

1811  Johannes H Scholten, Dutch theologist (Free Will) on this day in history.  

1812  On August - 17 frigate President captures British schooner L'Adeline in North Atlantic  

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 August - 17.  

1827  Dutch King Willem I/Pope Leo XII sign concord on this day in history.  

1828  On this day in history george William Warren, composer  

1834  On this day in history charles Darwins reaches top of Campana Chile  

1834  On this day in history peter Benoit, Flemish composer/conductor (Leie/Rubens Cantata)  

1835  On this day in history solymon Merrick patents wrench  

1836  On August - 17 british parliament accept registration of birth/marriage/death  

1839  On August - 17 hubert Platt Main, composer  

1840  On August - 17 wilfrid Scawen Blunt, England, writer (Irish Land League)  

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

1844  On August - 17 menelik II, King of Ethiopia (1896-1913)  

1846  US takes Los Angeles on August - 17.  

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

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 this day in history.  

1851  On August - 17 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  Confederate troops under Kirby Smith enter Kentucky on August - 17.  

1863  Federal batteries &ships bombard Fort Sumter, Charleston on August - 17.  

1863  On this day in history federal batteries & ships attacked Fort Sumter in SC  

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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  Francesco Albani, Italian painter (d. 1660) was born on August - 17.  

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

1601  Pierre de Fermat, mathematician who needed wider margins [or Aug 20] was born on August - 17.  

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

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 August - 17 birth of josef Dobrovsk√Ĺ, Czech linguist (d. 1828)  

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Famous Deaths In August - 17

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0754  Karloman, abbot of Monte cassino, dies at >39 on August - 17.  

1153  Death of Eustace IV of Boulogne, son of Stephen of England (b. 1130) on this day in history.  

1304  On August - 17 death of emperor Go-Fukakusa of Japan (b. 1243)  

1464  On this day in history nikolaus von Cusa, German theologist/mathematician/philosopher, dies  

1510  On August - 17 death of edmund Dudley, English treasurer, beheaded  

1536  Death of Pietersz, book publisher (Kersten Knight on August - 17.  

1553  On August - 17 charles III, Duke of Savoy, dies  

1635  On August - 17 francisco de Moncada, Spanish earl of Osuna, dies at 48  

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